For the sailors and the sun lovers amongst you. Come along with us to the island of Spinalonga. History here is a bit on the creepy side though; it was Europe's last leper colony!
Our boat departs from the picturesque fishing village of Elounda, the setting of the TV series 'Who Pays the Ferryman'; here you can sit in one of the taverns or cafes and watch local fishermen at work.
A short cruise through azure blue waters to this now deserted island. It's a place not to be missed by historians and the curious alike. A guided tour will fascinate you with Spinalongas long and intriguing history, firstly a stronghold of the Venetians, then inhabited by the Turks, and, as mentioned, finally Europe's last leper colony, up to 1957. A chance for you to see the small houses, in which the lepers once lived their isolated lives, in perfect condition.
Setting sail again our journey takes us to the sheltered cove of Kolokitha. It's time to soak up some sun, swim in shallow crystal clear waters and enjoy a delicious BBQ prepared by the captain and his crew. Finally a short stop at the cosmopolitan town of Aghios Nikolaos will give you the chance to explore the streets, or sit and have ouzo at the beautiful, reputedly bottomless lake. Experience this fun-filled boat trip to an island that is truly one of a kind.