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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 guided tour interesting island venetian fortress small island worth a visit steeped in history organised trip interesting place to visit entrance fee lots of history sad history walk around agios nikolaos great trip
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived an a hot day towards the end of the summer season and dutifuly queued for our tickets, I asked if there were any kind of map or guide available, the totally disinterested assistant just said No. The Greek authorities are clearly not spending...More

Thank ruralconvert
Reviewed yesterday

This place is steeped in history even prior to it becoming a Leper colony. It was occupied by the Venetians, and is now a world heritage site after being used as a Leper colony from 1903 to 1957. Crete was occupied by the Germans during...More

Thank Jes2527
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the island. Loads of history which makes your imagination work overtime. Take water as four euros for a Fanta. Plaka boat best. Elounda ones only allow a one hour visit. 8 euro entrance too.

Thank fozzie14
Reviewed yesterday

This day tour was recommended so we have it a try. Worth every penny. Steeped in history and the stories are really touching. Boat trip over was lovely too. Would recommend.

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed yesterday

If you have the right guide (and we did) this is a fascinating trip and place to visit. Great history lesson and enjoyable walk around the ruins. Expensive cafeteria though!

Thank IJDB
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled to the Island by boat from Plakka. A lovely trip across the bay. When we arrived on the island, we headed straight for the walk around, it’s very steep in places but there are parts you can get to if you have difficulty walking....More

Thank Cas-in-Crete
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Confess wanted to visit after reading ' the book ' - went on boat from Agios Nikolias A beautiful sail there and glorious on the island Our guide however marched us along the main street to the ' disinfection room's where we were holed up...More

Thank willowbramble
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We paid 12 euros each for the boat over to Spinalonga. We then paid 8 euros to enter the fortress. The fortress itself is very interesting with lots to explore. Even though the harbour seemed busy with people most of them disappeared into the ruins...More

Thank lecharachel
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a stunning place to visit you need a day to explore the place it's where people with Leprosy lived & Died

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The island of Spinnalonga is rich in history, and has some beautiful views the higher that you go. We went with a tour guide and it was really interesting. We were surprised that the last people only left in 1957, although a Monk stayed on...More

Thank MrsCPh2016
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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