Kryo Bay is an essential stop-off point for visitors who appreciate taking in the sights both on land and from the sea. This isolated bay is protected from the elements thus creating the ultimate stop off point for a swim off the boat en route to the area of Plaka and Spinalonga island.
Spinalonga is a tiny island just across from the fishing village of Plaka at the northern tip of the Kolokytha Penninsula. Before becoming the last known leper colony in 1903, Spinalonga served as a fortress built by the Venetians in order to protect the Mirabello Bay. A cure was found for leprosy in 1948 and the last patient left the island’s gates in 1957. Upon arrival at the island you can visit the church and the ruins of the hospital and cemetery. Recently the island has been catapulted into modern culture thanks to Victoria Hislop’s bestselling novel The Island.
Traditionally a fishing village, Plaka has become synonym to the best fish this side of the island. Homemade food is served in the tavernas of this charming village with local delicacies and mezedes being the highlight of a visit here along with mouth-watering seafood and choice of the catch of the day. Uninterrupted views from the village to the island of Spinalonga round off the ultimate experience of the Mirabello Bay by sea and by land.