Spinalonga (Kalydon)

Spinalonga (Kalydon), Elounda: Hours, Address, Spinalonga (Kalydon) Reviews: 4.5/5

Spinalonga (Kalydon)
4.5
Historic Sites • Islands
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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millypink
Hedon, UK237 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Visited on a boat trip from Plaka, €8 admission, was very busy with school trips. Although I was fascinated by the Island, in particular it’s years as a lepar colony, I must admit to being a bit disappointed too. There was very little information on the buildings, just a few sparse occasional boards, would have liked more detail of what the buildings were over the years, thought there may have been some photos of the later years too. The cemetery is so uncared for which we found quite disrespectful, surely some of the admission costs could be used for this? Overall we were glad we had visited, spent about 2 hours including a coffee in the small cafe & gift shop, worth a visit if in the area
Written May 20, 2022
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Champions 19/20
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I came here many years ago and I found it absolutely fascinating, eerie and everyone should try this trip if you visit Crete it’s a must
Written May 18, 2022
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Bennettbrian
Hebburn, UK1,201 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Spinalonga (Leper Island) an old Venetian fortress, famous for being a Leper Colony between 1904-1957, not that long ago. We travelled by boat from Plaka €10, which is a pleasant trip. A further €8 to enter the island which I don’t think is too expensive to help maintain the island. Now a UNESCO site. The island is going through restoration and improvement. Very interesting to see and try to imagine what it would have been like to be sent there. Well worth a visit, good walking shoes are required as the pathways are very uneven in places.
Written May 17, 2022
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Julie P
6 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Having read the book ‘the island’I was intrigued to visit, we hired a car and drove 2.5 hours, we sailed from Plaka which is the shortest boat trip and costs €8 each, easy parking and quieter than other locations. Very nice to visit but extremely busy, even though it was out of season, they had numerous school trips visiting. We visited Elounda on the drive back, lovely little village with a market.
Written May 8, 2022
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Megan B
Larkfield, UK21 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Absolutely amazing trip! Boat trip to the island is informative with a tour guide and gives so much information and understanding about it.
Written May 5, 2022
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Suzanne B
Cambridgeshire, UK211 contributions
Apr 2022
Boat from Elounda takes 10 mins, they go regularly.
We had a tour guide which provided much more information than going alone.
Written May 2, 2022
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Christian Mc
Leeds, UK4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A must see place if you areee a tourist in Crete and you want to visit and see new places
You must see this with the boat
I really liked it
Written May 1, 2022
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Geoffmount
Driffield, UK159 contributions
Apr 2022
We made this trip by boat from Plaka. It is a very short boat ride from a lovely little village. Choose the earliest trip as the island gets manically busy!
Written April 25, 2022
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Steve D
Divonne-les-Bains, France634 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Taking the boat from Elounda takes just 20 minutes
Once there there was a bit of a traffic jam as clearly boats were arriving from all across the coast line
Nevertheless a very interesting visit with a walk around the island (about 1 hour)
The history is displayed in the little houses covering the fortress and the times where leprosy dominated the island

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Written April 21, 2022
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J W
San Francisco, CA16 contributions
Apr 2022
A beautiful historic Venetian fort and subsequently used as a leper colony quarantine location. Wear good shoes as most paths are rough and you will have to scramble around to see much of the ruins but well worth it.
Written April 17, 2022
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