Victoria Hislop wrote a fascinating story in her book The Island based on the once leper island of Spinalonga, which inspired thousands of readers worldwide to want to explore the peaceful Plaka area in Crete.
Spinalonga stands as one of Crete’s landmarks. It is a castle island dating back to ancient times with stunning views over the Mirabello gulf and the tranquil bay of Elounda. A fascinating day trip to Spinalonga will inspire you to explore the history of the island and the whole area while you take in beautiful sea views and our guide’s knowledge. After your visit to Spinalonga, you will discover the picturesque village of Kritsa and the small impressive town of Agios Nikolaos, with the beautiful sea lake that lies at its heart.