The Island of Spinalonga
TUI collection

The Island of Spinalonga

based on 24 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: more than 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Exclusive TUI itinerary
  • Visit the islet of Spinalonga
  • Explore the Venetian fortress and former leper colony
  • Free time in Elounda
  • Upscale seaside town of Agios Nikolaos
What to expect

The tiny isle of Spinalonga is just a short hop away from Crete but a visit is like stepping back in time. Centuries of history are packed within the walls that encircle it. As well as Spinalonga, you'll also visit Agios Nikolaos. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Spinalonga has been a Venetian outpost, an Ottoman town and a leper colony, which led to it being dubbed the ‘Isle of Tears'. A guided walk will show you around the fortress and the colony – which closed in the 1950s. Spinalonga is one of Crete's best-known features and a location in Victoria Hislop's bestselling novel, The Island.

Later, you'll sail back to Elounda. Swim, stretch out in the sunshine or watch the world go by at a café. You'll also have lunch in a local taverna. And rounding off the day is a visit to Agios Nikolaos, a chic seaside town sheltered by two offshore islets.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Transport
    • Guide
    • Lunch
    • Spinalonga entrance fee
    What to remember
    • Ferry trip is 25 minutes each way
    • To participate in this excursion, you must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours in advance, an antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours in advance, or provide proof that you are fully vaccinated
    • Alternatively, if you have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 30 days, you won't require a test but must provide a recovery/antibody certificate issued by your home country
    • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
    • Bring bathing gear and sunblock
    • Bring your passport or official EU identification
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    Provider
    TUI HELLAS AE
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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