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Aghios Nikolaos - Elounda - Spinalonga [Private Guide]

This is a tour to the eastern side of the island. A tour that combines with spectacular views from the golf of Mirabello, visit to the old Venitian fort of Spinalonga, the coastal village of Elounda and the beautiful, laid back comopolitan atmosphere of the town of Aghios Nikolaos.

 

Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most picturesque towns in East Crete, and is the capital of the Lassithi Prefecture. It enjoys a strategic location on the Gulf of Mirabello: in the summer it turns itself into a cosmopolitan tourist resort.

Elounta or Elouda, is a small fishing town on the northern coast of the island of Crete, Greece. It is part of the municipality of Agios Nikolaos.

The earliest recorded settlement at Elounda was the ancient Greek city of Olous, whose people were in intermittent conflict with the citizens of Dorian Lato, until a peace treaty was eventually reached.[3] Elounda has a later history as part of the Venetian era. Elounda has changed considerably during its lifespan. The bulk of the ancient city of Olous was reclaimed by the sea towards the end of the Ancient Greek period and is still visible, in part, when diving in the bay of Elounda.

During the early 1900s, Elounda acted as a stopping off point for lepers being transported to the leper colony at Spinalonga.

Spinalonga is a small island-fortress located at the northern entrance to Elounda bay, at a strategic point that secures control over the natural harbour of Elounda. An ancient fortification existed on the site of the fortress that can be seen today, for the protection of the port of the ancient town of Olous.

These ancient fortifications had been seen and recorded by travellers of the 16th century, before the current Venetian fortress was built (1579-1586).

The island was called Kalydon in Antiquity. After the Venetian conquest, it was named Spina Longa, which means “long thorn” in Latin, and was later corrupted to Spinalonga.

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Type
Guided Trips/Tours
Activities
History/Archaeology
Tags
Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda, Spinalonga, Culture tour of Lasithi, Explore Lasithi, 
location
The Lasithi prefecture. The city of Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga., Lasithi/East Crete
Languages
English, Greek

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Costs

The price of 340€ is for a group 1-4 persons.

The price does not include tickets to archeological sites, transfers, and personal expenses.

Price with transfer 510€.

Minimum No. of persons
1
Maximum No. of persons
4

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

Duration: 6 hours

On Request
Yes
Schedule

The schedule is discussed with the customer/group.

Services

All inclusive
No
Not Included Services

The tour is executed with the assistance of your private professional guide. The price does not include tickets to archeological sites, transfers, and personal expenses.

Option for transfers from/to your location, with our company’s vehicles is also available. Please contact us for more.

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