THE LEPER ISLAND OF CRETE

Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos and Olive Oil Farm Tour

INCLUDES 6 STOPS
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starting from

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price for 1-3 pax

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Perfect for history and culture enthusiasts seeking to uncover the mysteries of the past while admiring the beauty of this enchanting island.”

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Crete: Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos and Olive Oil Farm Tour

Our journey commences with a prompt pick-up from your hotel. 

As we depart, our first stop is the Vasilakis Olive Oil Farm, where centuries-old traditions intertwine with modern techniques to produce the finest olive oil.  We will spend approximately 50 minutes immersed in the sights, scents, and flavors of this cherished Cretan staple.

Continuing our trip, we venture towards the enchanting village of Kritsa to admire the church of Panagia Kera, a bastion of history and culture nestled amid rolling hills and ancient ruins. 

Next, we pause for a moment of serenity to behold the panoramic vista of the Mirabello Gulf. 

Our journey then takes us to the coastal oasis of Elounda, where turquoise waters lap against pristine shores, and we get ready for a scenic boat tour across to the island of Spinalonga. Spend 1.5 hours exploring the remnants of a former leper colony and soaking in the scenic beauty of this unique destination.

Our penultimate stop brings us to the Agios Nikolaos Lake, a tranquil haven nestled amidst bustling streets and charming cafes. Spend an hour strolling along its shores, taking in the sights and sounds of this idyllic retreat. This doubles as a lunch spot for those that need it. 

As the day draws to a close, we will make our way back to your hotel. 

Olive Oil Tour Vasilakis Estate

1. Olive Oil Farm

We will visit a family estate, world-renowned for its olive oil and traditional tsikoudia. There will be opportunities to shop for products to bring home.

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2. Kritsa

One of the most interesting villages in the mainland of Crete. Full of art, picturesque alleyways, white-washed houses and fresh produce. Great stop for shopping!

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3. Kera

A majestic triple-aisled church set in the beatiful setting of the Dikti mountains.

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4. Mirabello Gulf View Point

The perfect spot for pictures and to understand the unique scenery of the area.

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5. Elounda

Paradise on earth. This picturesque harbor is dotted with fishing boats, traditional tavernas and ancient ruins.

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6. Plaka - Spinalonga

A short boat ride from Elounda, Spinalonga is a must visit that combines beauty with a fascinating but tragic history.

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7. Agios Nikolaos Lake

This local favorite spot, also known as Lake Voulismeni, is perfect for shopping, or a light lunch.

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8. Return to Hotel

The tour ends with a return to your hotel.

Trip Details

About the tour

Pick your group

Prices for this group, vary by group size. 

  • 1-3 people per group – 400€
  • 4-7 people per group – 480€
  • 8-15 people per group – 600€

If you have a larger group or require a custom service, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange something for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The food spots we will visit during the tour are able to accommodate different dietary restrictions. Please inform us in advance, so we can ensure suitable options. 

No, our tour packages are transparent, and all costs and fees are clearly outlined. There are no hidden costs. The price you see includes all specified activities and any other mentioned inclusions.

Yes! We can accommodate specific preferences and tailor the itinerary to better suit your interests. 

Know Before You Go

  • Greeks dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Avoid beachwear or revealing clothing in such places. 
  • If the itinerary includes a church or monastery visit, it is recommended guests bring a long scarf or shawl to cover the shoulders, arms and below the knees. Men should also have their arms covered and avoid shorts. 
  • Comfortable shoes are advisable, especially if you plan on exploring historical sites with uneven terrain.
  • While casual wear is accepted in many places, dressing slightly more formally in the evenings is appreciated in some restaurants and venues.
  • The official currency is the Euro (€). Ensure you have some cash on hand for small purchases, as not all places may accept credit cards. A mix of smaller bills is also a practical approach. 
  • ATMs are widely available in urban areas, but it’s advisable to inform your bank about your travel dates to avoid any issues with card usage.
  • Currency exchange services are available at airports, banks, and currency exchange offices, offering competitive rates.
  • In some places, we might stop by local vendors and small shops. Having small cash with you is recommended for such places.
  • Many tourist sites and accommodations have made efforts to be accessible, but it’s advisable to check in advance and communicate any specific needs.
  • Please inform us of any special needs in advance to ensure a smoother experience.
  • Pack comfortable clothing suitable for the weather during your visit, including swimwear for beach destinations.
  • If you take medication, don’t forget to bring that with you on your day pack or bag. 
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are essential, especially during the hot summer months.
  • Consider bringing a portable charger for Full Day Tours, to ensure enough battery for your electronics (camera, phone). 
  • We also suggest bringing a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste during the tour, aligning with our responsible tourism values.
  • The basic Greek greetings are: “Kalimera” (Good morning), “Kalispera” (Good evening), “Efharisto” (Thank you).
  • English is widely understood, but learning a few phrases in Greek can enhance your experience and interaction with locals.
  • Greek cuisine includes staples like olives, feta cheese, moussaka, and souvlaki. Don’t miss trying local specialties.
  • The Greek diet is also well suited to vegan, and vegetarian diets, especially if you are visiting during the Easter period (Lent). 
  • For travelers with gluten-free or celiac dietary requirements, it’s worth noting that while accommodating these needs can be more challenging in some parts of Greece, busy touristy areas often have a growing awareness and offer a more accessible range of options to cater to these specific dietary preferences.”
  • In restaurants, it’s common to linger over meals. Don’t rush; enjoy the leisurely pace of dining.
  • Greeks tend to order and eat “from the middle”, which is similar to tapas style. The food is placed in the middle, including salads, appetizers, and mains and everyone helps themselves to everything. 
  • Tipping is customary, and rounding up the bill is a common practice.
  • Tap water is generally safe to drink, with the exception of most islands.
  • Bottled water is best to avoid any sensitive stomach issues, and is very affordable to purchase. 
  • In certain crowded tourist areas, pickpocketing is a potential threat. This is especially the case for the area around Syntagma Square in Athens.
  • At We Know Transfers we support and promote environmentally sustainable pratices and responsible tourism guidelines. We are also Climate Neutral Certified. 
  • As a tour company that relies on cars and busses, we are actively moving away from petrol and diesel vehicles to more electric and hybrid vehicles.

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