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“Great place to visit”

Spinalonga (Kalydon)
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US$78,27*
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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip until we bought a fridge magnet costing 5€ and found the same one in the port for 1.5€ plus the guy tried to overcharge to 15€ so beware of that and the toilet which is basic and you need hand gel and a shame that this basic rip off still occurs trying to give change for 10€ and not the 20€

Thank Diana d
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"leper colony"
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"victoria hislop"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting history"
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"venetian fortress"
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"small island"
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"interesting place"
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"worth a visit"
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"organised trip"
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"interesting trip"
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"entrance fee"
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"beautiful island"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked through the agent in Sissi, this is a very good day trip, quite an eye opener to the past, I'm not usually into historic things but this island is worth a visit. Most of the trips include a visit to the island followed by a beach BBQ and swimming from the boat.
A nice relaxing day.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The leper colony was an amazing place to visit and put a whole new concept on how people lived the best lives they could with the terrible disease. The cannon turrets give you a feel for how they defended during the war. You must read the book The Island by Victoria Heaslop it really brings the island alive.

Thank ResRob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what can I say! Amazing little island with an incredible amount of history, we took the boat from Elounda harbour to spinalonga which cost us €12 each, its a very short journey as this iconic little island can be seen from harbour, we didn’t realise once on you had to pay €8 per person to enter (they also have a concession rate of €4) This was a problem it’s just we didn’t know! Incredible place, lots of information available and breathtaking views! I went after reading the book which has made this island famous, The island by Victoria Hislop. Which tells the story of the leper island and I was just overwhelmed the entire time ! This is a must see for everyone, it has a toilet (2 ladies and 2 men’s cubicles so be prepared for a queue) and a snack bar, there is not an awful amount of shade so I advise people to visit first thing before temperatures soar! The boat we came on returns every 30 mins so you can leave whenever you want! Totally recommend a visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the boat from Elunda, the skipper giving us a running commentary on the history of the ssmall island. From fortress to leprosy colony over hundreds of years history. The guide took us around the island, some of the paths a bit narrow and uneaven, showing us where the inmates lived in small buildings mostly ramshackled now. So sad the way people were treated here up until the 1960's. An interesting trip to learn some Greek history.

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