Guided Jeep Safari tours to Spinalonga and Milatos Cave from Elounda

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Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, French, German
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Embark on an unforgettable journey that combines a thrilling speedboat voyage to Spinalonga with a visit to the captivating Milatos Cave. Explore the rich history and natural wonders of these remarkable destinations, followed by a delightful meal at a charming taverna. Get ready for a truly wonderful day!

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the northeastern peninsula of the Gulf of Mirabello as we make stops at various points of interest, including the Milatos Cave and the windfarm above Plaka. The climax of the tour awaits—a thrilling speedboat ride to the historic island of Spinalonga, once a leper colony.

Course of events

After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, we head north through the picturesque highlands, passing by charming Cretan towns and enchanting landscapes, until we reach the entrance of the Milatos Cave. As we venture into the cave, our guide will recount the tragic tale of approximately 1500 local people who lost their lives at the hands of cruel Turk invaders. A modest ossuary near the cave's entrance now houses the bones of some of the victims. Please note that the cave has no lighting, so we provide torchlights for your exploration. Take note of the low ceiling at the entrance, which requires a slight stoop.

Continuing our journey, we head northeast to the wind farm perched high above Plaka. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of Mirabello Bay and the captivating Spinalonga Island. Descending the mountain, we arrive at Spinalonga, where a speedboat awaits to take us on an exhilarating ride to the former leper colony.

While only authorized guides are permitted to lead on Spinalonga, your driver will provide you with plenty of information and directions before you enter. In our experience, hiring a guide is not necessary, but the option is available should you desire one. Please note that the speedboat will return to pick you up after approximately 1 hour.

Before entering through the Dantes gate, which once served as the entrance for lepers, a nominal admission fee is required. Take your time exploring the island's ruins and immersing yourself in its history before boarding the speedboat for a tour around the island and returning to Plaka.

Special terms

Pickup is available at hotels in the following regions:

- Chersonissos/Malia/Sissi
- Agios Nikolaos/Elounda
- Istron / Pachia Ammos
- Ierapetra


  • All necessary equipment
  • Cretan Lunch
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Experienced driver
  • Refreshments/water
  • Speedboat transfer
  • Pick up
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
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Meeting point
Adventure Crete, Andrea Papandreou 30 Elounda, Lasithi, Greece Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule