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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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All reviews leper colony victoria hislop boat trip small island interesting island guided tour venetian fortress steeped in history worth a visit organised trip fascinating place entrance fee sad history lots of history interesting visit information boards walk around
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit . Guide was very helpful & knowledgable. Lovely barbecue with the crew of the boat .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jayne1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take the plunge in Elounda Bay and swim its length starting from Spinalonga to Elounda Village which is about a 5 Km swim. I swam in late October end of season so there was less boat and ship traffic in the Bay....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nigel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the book, The Island, this trip to Spinalonga set things in perspectives. IT was a strong experience to go in the tunnel, watch the houses, cementary, and also look over to Ellinda city. I higly recomanded this trip.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Someone handed us the book "The Island" so visiting Spinalonga was a must see for us. I enjoyed the walk, boat trip & views as much as the history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank steve g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spinalonga is one of the greatest places to visit on Crete. And there are many others ! Rich on history (Venetians, turks) and well known for being a lepper - colony in the beginning of the 20-th century (untill the 60-ties, i think!). You go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChristianW1735
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a guided tour although it was very informative we think we would have had a better time if we went independently as after the tour guide had finished talking we had very little time left to look around

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shrewlass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can spend a day to visit it by boat from Agios Nikolaos. The boat takes 1.5 hours and there are various packages with lunch and no lunch etc. We went on a small boat from Plaka made the tour of the island and came...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Berry K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting experience on this small island with so much history. You can get there easily by ferry ride from Plaka. A bit windy when we visited.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan-HendrikB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was no guide tour available at all, and it felt pointless since we didn't know anything about the place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the book twice I had my heart set on visiting Spinalonga for a few years now. Finally arranging our holiday to Crete this year, my husband booked seats on a coach from where we were staying in Koutouloufari via Aghios Nickolaos, Elounda and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Sheens_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I haven’t been from Agios but very easy to catch a bus to Plaka or Elounda and it’s a much shorter boat trip from there.
21 June 2018|
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Response from Shell04 | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour with Jet 2 which also included a bbq and stop off for swimming, not all the boats have tour guides, there are boats available at Elounda harbour for 10€ each which drop you at the island and return every 30... More
17 April 2018|
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Response from Iain T |
Its near the village of Pychro on the Lassithi Plateau. Follow the signs and you'll end up in a car park (€2.50) surrounded by shops. The sign says 200m to the cave, and it may be as the crow flies but it's a tough walk... More