×

Full day tour, Agios Nikolaos-Spinalonga-Knossos, Crete

Activity ID : 3044
Easy
12 hours
May - Oct
For all ages
English, Greek
Reviews

Activity Description

On this route, we travel to the eastern part of the island at 07:00- 08:15 in the morning and pick up at a place near the hotel.

Driving east, along the north coast and enjoying a lovely view of the dark blue waters we reach after 2 hours in the city, the beautiful bay, the colorful streets, and especially the unique freshwater lake in the center of the town, make Agios Nikolaos one of the loveliest cities on our island.

This charming village fuses the artsy and the bohemian with a bustling atmosphere and you’ll learn all these when you pass by the town’s shops and bars. Or, you can opt to stay at the lake and spend your free time there.

Knossos is the most important center of Minoan civilization; It’s the place where the myth of the labyrinth with the Minotaur and the myth of Daedalus and Icarus are connected. The palace of Knossos dated 2000 BC was the prosperous Minoan Capital and the residence of the legendary King Minos. The ruins were excavated and partly restored by Sir Arthur Evans in the late 19th century bringing to the light an enormous complex of over 1000 interlocking rooms which is probably the source of the well-known legend of the labyrinth. A guide will present all the facts and legends of this incredible discovery.

After that, you’ll proceed to the village of Elounda where you’ll board a boat to Spinalonga.  At the port, we take a ship and sail to the island of Spinalonga. The history and the culture of the island of Spinalonga became one with human tragedy in the course of time. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece, as it served as a natural guard for the ancient city of Olous, the history of the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirate, the history of Venetians as their fortress, the history of Turks as their settlement.

The island was used as a Leper Colony until 1957. There you can travel through the Venetia and Turkish periods and roam through the old houses.  You’ll pass by a few rustic houses and see their unique architecture, plus you’ll get to see the ancient Venetian fortress. We will stay there for 1 hour and 30 min. until we come back to Elounda for a refreshing swim or enjoy the local cuisine.

At 19:30 we returned to Rethymno.


Included

• Tansport
• Pick up/Drop Off

Not included

• Ferry tickets (10 €)
• Entrance to Spinalonga (8 €)
• Entrance to Knossos (15 €)

Do nοt forget

• Hat and sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Water - snack
Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

 

  • Cancellation 24 hours before the start date of the agreed activity. You will be automatically refunded for the full price of the activity.
  • Cancellation 24 hours or later before the start date of the agreed activity is what we call last minute cancellations. No refunds will be made.

 

* If the activity is canceled by the activity provider (due to weather, non-completion of minimum entries, force majeure, etc.), the price of your activity, is refunded in full.


  •  Many activities are based on the weather, so it is recommended that you contact the company before the activity.
  • It is a good idea to be at the meeting point on time, before the scheduled start time.
  • After your reservation it is enough to give your details to the cooperating company so that you can carry out your activity. However, it is recommended that you have the booking confirmed in digital or printed form.
  • Read the benefits of the activity carefully to avoid possible extra charges from additional optional services.
  • Read the cancellation policy carefully before booking.

Location

Loading...

Meeting Point

Address: Rethymno

Notes: Meeting/pick-up point by appointment

Point of activity

Region: Ag. Nikolaos

Similar activities of partner

INSTANT BOOKING
Elafonissi Beach Day Tour From Rethymno
Inachori, Chania
11 hours
from 30.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
Day trip to Chania City From Rethymno
Chania, Chania
8 hours
from 28.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
INSTANT BOOKING
A day in Nature on South Rethymno, Crete
Plakias, Rethumno
7 hours
from 35.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
Guided tour of Lake Kournas and the village of Plakias, Crete
Lappaioi, Rethumno
8 hours
from 31.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
Day trip to Preveli Palm Beach From Rethymno
Piso Moni Prebeli, Rethumno
9 hours
from 28.00 € / person
A Cretan Night experience
Rethumno, Rethumno
6 hours
from 57.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
Full day Trip to Elafonisi and Balos-Gramvousa, Crete
Rethumno, Rethumno
10 hours
from 49.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
Elafonissi Island Day Tour From Chania
Inachori, Chania
11 hours
from 34.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
INSTANT BOOKING
Day trip to Preveli Palm Beach From Chania
Foinikas, Rethumno
10 hours
from 46.00 € / person
INSTANT BOOKING
INSTANT BOOKING
Day tour to Elafonisi Beach from Heraklion
Inachori, Chania
12 hours
from 50.00 € / person
×
ACTIVITIES EVENTS OFFERS MULTIDAY PLAN YOUR TRIP

User Registration

or
The field is required. Your email is invalid.
The field is required. The code is very simple.

The field is required. The confirmation code does not match.
By joining Unlimited Adrenaline through Facebook, Google or Email sign up, you agree to Unlimited Adrenaline's Terms and Conditions.
Already have an account? Login
You do not have an account? Sign up

Request access recovery

The field is required. Your email is invalid.
You do not have an account? Sign up
Entrance

Cookies help us improve our services. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies.