Spinaloga, Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa Tours

Highlights: Spinalonga fortress, Agios Nikolaos harbor town, Church of Panagia Kera, Kritsa village

Outline: Drive to Plaka to embark a traditional fishing boat, and sail to the island of Spinalonga, fortified by the Venetians and used at the beginning of this century as a leper colony. Walk around the islet and explore the restored premises. Sailing back to Plaka, drive to the town of Agios Nikolaos, for a stroll around its charming center, with colorful cafes around the lake and with nice little shops. Next stop the 15th century church of Panagia Kera; admire its magnificent frescoes before driving to the picturesque village of Kritsa, stretched by the slopes of Kastellos mountain, for a walk around its colorful alleys.

Duration: 7 hours [5 hours from Elounda, Agios Nikolaos]

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Entrance fees to the indicated sites, Taxes

Activity level: MODERATE

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.