Excursion to Spinalonga Island, Elounda and Agios Nikolaos

Full Day Excursion to Spinalonga Island, Elounda and Agios Nikolaos

After breakfast, we will drive east. Our first stop on the way to Elounda will be the famous monastery of Selinari. Afterwards, we drive on until we reach the port of Elounda, from where we will take the boat to the Spinalonga Island, a small island with an exceptional interesting history. The Venetian Fortress, which still stands, was built in 1579 and it protected the entire gulf. After the Turks left, the island became synonymous with human pain. In 1903, Spinalonga developed into a gathering place for lepers from all over Crete. There they waited patiently for death to liberate them.

After Spinalonga, the boat will bring us back to Elounda, where we have free time of leisure for lunch and shopping. Than we drive to Agios Nikolaos (St. Tropez from Crete) for a sightseeing tour.

BOOK TIP: BEFORE YOU JOIN THIS EXCURSION, YOU SHOULD HAVE READ THE BOOK“THE ISLAND” FROM VICTORIA HISLOP!!!

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