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Mini Cruise to Elounda

Elounda, Lassithi (0)
from/Max 10 persons 300.00
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Description

Boats depart from the port of Elounda.

Since 1970 our experienced captains have taken you safely on trips and offered you unique moments of relaxation and enjoyment. The Elounda Boat Co-operation consists of 18 boats of various sizes, traditional or modern, with a total capacity of 800 passenger seats.

Our mini cruise will be of -at least- 3 hours’ duration, making it ideal for visiting the island of Spinalonga, swimming at the sandy beach of Kolokitha and visiting the sunken city of Olous. Price includes the choice of a boat to your liking from our fleet, which can put off with either a single person, or up to 10 persons without any additional surcharges. Moreover, in case you desire an even longer private cruise, all you have to do is contact us. Finally, if you choose to pay a visit at Spinalonga, an extra amount of 8€ has to be paid as an administrative fee for every passenger visiting the island.

Elounda’s history goes back in time to the city of Olous, one of the first prehistorical settlements of the island located in Poros. Today, even though that the ancient city of Olous can be found on the seabed, its ruins are easily visible during the summer months. In ancient times, it was a very important city-state which met significant commercial and economical bloom till the first pirate raids by Arabs. In 1579, and while it was still occupied by Venetians, the first fortifications were made in Spinalonga in order to protect the local harbor and trade salt in safe. However, its growth paused during the upcoming Turkish occupation, while in the early of 20th century the first seaside settlements were established. The last few decades, Elounda has experienced a strong tourism boom, offering numerous spectacular beaches and hotel facilities. Striking example is the beach of St. Luke -known as Kolokytha– which offers clean blue waters, white sand, and unique scenic landscapes.


Schedule

Monday 10.00 - 14.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 14.00
Thursday 10.00 - 14.00
Friday 10.00 - 14.00
Saturday 10.00 - 14.00
Sunday 10.00 - 14.00

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