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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

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Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Great island visit, ruined by the time we had on the island as we booked a trip through Thomas Cook. We only went round the path once and had just over an hour and a half on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great island visit, ruined by the time we had on the island as we booked a trip through Thomas Cook. We only went round the path once and had just over an hour and a half on the island. Best to hire a car and then a boat a cross from Elounda, as they go every half an hour. That... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The boat ride over to the island in itself is beautiful and takes about 30 minutes. The island is a treasure trove of antiquities. It's amazing to talk around a place with such an extraordinary past. Take a guided tour to get the full insights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We took the boat from Elounda which is a 15 mins journey to Spinalonga. The island itself is a place of reflection and sorrow, but I would suggest you read up about the island before you go. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared for the fantastic views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and epic views .so lovely to walk round the island as if it was like it used to be the history was amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely little island with rich history. Probably worth reading about it first before you go there. If you are able, try getting right up to the top if you are able and strong enough. You may need to use your hands to work your way up but it's well worth it for the lovely view. We went up with... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You embarg on a small boat either from Elounta or from Plaka. Plaka is preferable, since it is a small traditional village by the sea (and the trip is shorter). Of course if you have read the book or seen the movie about Spinaloga, then everything goes into place. On the island, the view is magnificent. Be ware that you... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This island has a complex history, but for me the real driving force for my visit was to see how this once Venetian Fortress had been converted into a Leper Colony. Like thousands of others my interest fired by Victoria Hislop's book the Island. Many of my questions remain unanswered even after a guided tour , but I can research... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

short boat trip to island. Can be busy during peak times. Three locations to visit island by boat and two options as best as I can confirm. BBQ and other island stopover or direct to spinalonga. Arrival on island with a small admission to pay. Around 1 or 2 euro, with a free guide in suitable language. Several parts are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Having read about spinalonga made this trip kinda cool.... Actually seeing the island and being able to visualise some of its past added to the experience. Once on spinalonga we just wandered around slowly, reading the limited amount of 'additional' info about the island that is provided. If you want info about the past of spinalonga get it in advance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When we visited Crete, nearly a decade ago now, we wanted to visit this culturally and historically important site but being based near Rethmynon and far too many attractions on our doorstep we never got round to it. On our recent return to Crete the opportunity was made available to change that. Having read a great a deal about the... More 

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