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Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Phone Number: +30-2810288394
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Private Tour to Spinalonga Island
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Santorini Island Day Trip

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Combination of culture & nature

We departed from Plaka, which makes the transfert to the Island no longer than 10 minutes. If you like being on a boat, you can start from Elounda harbour for a few Euro more. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We departed from Plaka, which makes the transfert to the Island no longer than 10 minutes. If you like being on a boat, you can start from Elounda harbour for a few Euro more. The Island is crowded with guides in almost every language imaginable. Intresting walk around, can be in done in +/- one hour. Walkin or sporting shoes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My wife had read 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop (based on the island of Spinalonga) and so has wanted to visit for a number of years. As we were staying just over the bay in Elounda we decided to visit. The ferry journey takes appx. 20 mins and costs 10 euros pp. The island itself is interesting and as Europe's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This place is full of interesting stuff, full of history. The trip with the ship was awesome. I recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Arrived early before most tourists and felt the poignant history of the leprosy colony. Enough information to give background, but happily, no souvenir shops/cafes etc to spoil the atmosphere. Loos a bit basic! Best visited from Plaka as no time limits to stay.

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Set sail from elounda or from Ag.,Nik,the boat trip to spinalonga is good there is lots of information given on the way.some boats stop for people to take a swim.on board there are refreshments and toilet facilities.once on the island of spinalonga you can either go round with a guide or make your own way round.there are many things to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Only about 15 minutes boat trip from Elounda. Really interesting place and quite evocative. 2 euro entrance includes a brochure giving some background information. Had read the Island by Victoria Hislop which brought the place to life.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It certainly was a thought-provoking visit as Janet2158 states. I too wanted to visit having read The Island by Victoria Hislop - the atmosphere was amazing and you could imagine life as it was through the book and the visit. Would have appreciated more time on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We got a boat from plaka (they go every half hour for 3 euros and you can stay at long as you like). Plaka is worth a wander around too, there's a lovely cafe in the centre. Spinalonga is lovely and if you want to follow the main pathway it is easy underfoot. if you want to go to the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting day out at the island, with a good tour guide. I'm personally not a fan of them rebuilding parts of the building as it takes away the Magic a little for me but can see why they are doing this. Only downsides is very limited toilet facilities. Go before you go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great morning out. Top tip, catch and early boat (9.30) and avoid the coach excursions. Wear trainers.

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