We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (247)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“leper colony”(43 reviews)
“pork chop”(19 reviews)
“agios nikolaos”(24 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Elounda, Crete, Greece
+30 697 668 3597
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Elounda
from $76.17
More Info
from $60.16
More Info
from $102.96
More Info
Reviews (366)
Filter reviews
271 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews leper colony pork chop agios nikolaos our thomas cook rep island tour touring club barbecue lunch greek salad dropped off return journey lovely town victoria hislop english speaking guide orange juice the main street bottomless lake lovely trip
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 271 reviews
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Well worth the trip, great way to see some of the coastal highlists. Make sure you have sturdy shoes on for walking on the island. Dont drink to many of the ice cold beers on board before hiking around the ruins !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim W
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, fantastic history, kids aged 5 to 12 enjoyed walking, climbing and exploring the old buildings. Beautiful views out to and from the island

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jennyd658
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We have been many times before but took some friends who had never been so decided to go from Plaka just along the road from Elounda, it was so beautiful and much more quieter than bustling Elounda (even though it is still great to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tracykUk
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Spinalonga (Long spine) is the island off the north east coast of Crete that was a Leper Colony, for me it was emotionally charged as the guide (Peter) was so full of detail, caring and knowledge it was difficult to realise that this goes on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We took the last trip of the season for a swim and tour of Spinalonga. It was exactly as advertised. 20/30 mins for the swim was plenty and the time on the island about perfect. Our English speaking tour guide was amusing and informative. An...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank richardsL5601VT
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We drove to Plaka and used the Plaka Boat Cooperative to ferry us to Spinalonga Island. A return trip from Plaka to Spinalonga costs 10 Euros. The crossing takes about ten minutes, and although the boat appears to bob about while moored, the crossing is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

A long day but well worth the effort. We booked with Touring Club, great value super coaches, large boats, both with guides. Time was aloud for swimming , the crew cooked the chops, fantastic lunch then arrived in to Spinalonga the former castle then Leper...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mazda1960
Reviewed October 7, 2018

If you can, drive to Plaka and take the ferry and allow yourself some time. Spinalonga is fascinating but the commercial tours rush you through it in barely an hour while giving you no option but to take other stop offs that you dont necessarily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Sonya N
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We did not spend the whole day on Spinalonga but went in the evening when it was quieter and not nearly so many people around. One could sense the atmosphere of what it must have been like to live there when it was a leper...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EVRTravel
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stayed in a hotel in Agios Nikolaos and had a lot of offers to go to Spinalonga by boat. If Spinalonga is Your goal, go by car or motorcycle to Plaka, and pay 10 + 8 Euro to get both the 5-minute boat trip,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Norway68
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,546 nearby hotels
Spinalonga Village
110 reviews
.54 miles away
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete
1,972 reviews
.59 miles away
Stella Mare
46 reviews
.60 miles away
Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
1,757 reviews
.74 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,362 nearby restaurants
576 reviews
.51 miles away
334 reviews
.55 miles away
taverna maria's
284 reviews
.61 miles away
372 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,856 nearby attractions
Havania Beach
12 reviews
.70 miles away
Minos Boats
59 reviews
1.08 miles away
Petros Water Sports
5 reviews
1.30 miles away
Plaka Beach
400 reviews
.70 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 12, 2018|
Response from simonmT3281UG | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Kato Gouvas in Marigianna apartments... if I went again I would stay nearer the East Coast...
April 15, 2018|
Response from jwl66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we stayed in hersonnisos we walked into town an paid about 40 45 euros each the trip as nearly all day as dropping other people off got picked up outside hotel. Also went to other towns like elounda and agia pallggio for... More
April 1, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jwl66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had a all in one trip with our coach but the boat went from elounda in the marina or further up the coast at plaka hope that helps