Spinalonga-Kolokytha beach BBQ-Agios Nikolaos
Departing from our hotel driving North East we will reach the port of Elounda and after a 30’ boat trip with our comfortable boats you will arrive in Spinalonga islet.
Visit the most powerful fortress from the Venetians and learn about the last leper colony in Europe.The venetian fortress one of the most important and powerful in Venetian period will impress you as well as the history of this islet when was the isolated home of many lepers up to 1957 when it was cleared by the Health Authorities and became a great monument.
Return in the boat and traveling for a short time in to the amazing bay of Elounda you will arrive in one of the most beautiful little beach of Crete accessible only by boat Kolokytha, free time for swimming and relaxing before our way back.Time for swimming in Kolokytha and to enjoy the BBQ .
Return in Elounda we will drive you also the Cretan Riviera and capital of Lasithi perfecture ,Agios Nikolaos with its bottomless lake .
The modern city of Agios Nikolaos
With its Bottomless lake is the most beautiful jewel of the city connected to the sea by a narrow canal, while its natural surroundings (red rocks within green plants) turn it into a site of great satisfaction to you can enjoy the view, while sitting at any of the coffee shops, next to the multicolored fishing boats.
According to the legend, Athena and Artemis Vritomartis were washing their hair at the deep blue waters of the lake. The natives, not able to see the bottom, called the lake bottomless or "sunk", meaning that it has been created by a landslide, until the Christian commissioner Costas Adossidis Passas connected the lake to the sea in 1867 and its stagnant waters became clear. The English naval traveler Spratt, who was mapping the island, found its depth being 210 feet (64 meters) and said that this might be the opening of an underground river.
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