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Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 281 028 8394
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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If you visit or as I do live in Crete you must visit Spinalonga. A site of indisputable history once a Turkish Fortress then a leper colony. Read the bestselling fiction 'The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
John W
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit or as I do live in Crete you must visit Spinalonga. A site of indisputable history once a Turkish Fortress then a leper colony. Read the bestselling fiction 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop but realise the true facts! Take the ferry from Plaka not Elounda it is quicker & cheaper & Plaka is far nicer!

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Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting few hours on the island by boat. A recommended visit...especially if you've read The Island!

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Thank Michelle F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place, and to think it all really happened there not so long ago. Take water with you and enjoy the lovely boat ride over which is only a few Euro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Nostos half day cruise to Spinalonga. The island is not very big, and the boat went almost all of the way around the island, enabling you to see its old fortifications, before stopping at the disembarkation point allowing access to the island. We started off by joining one of the tour groups (there are several, catering for... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our boat trip to Spinalonga but it eas supposed to be a full day with BBQ at a beach and some swimming...well not so much. Spinalonga was quite interesting thou very hot. The guides povided a lot of information about the history of the island and we still had time to explore the place on our own. The... More 

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Province of Terni, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress was founded by the Venetians in 1579 that created the island a series of fortifications on the ruins of the ancient acropolis. The island fortress was conquered by the Ottomans in the early '700 and since 1903 he became a leper colony where they were confined to the sick of Crete and Greece until 1957. For decades, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a excursion for the day from gouves for the day it was a nice boat ride an a good experience seeing the sites of spinalonga. We had 2 hrs on the island 1 hrs tour guide and 1 hrs roaming I feel I needed more time to roam around the hole island as I didn't get to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought my wife the book "The Island", so it was inevitable that we would end up here. Bought our tickets from a booth on the harbour side at €10 each, lovely boat ride across to the island. The place is worth visiting, its very humbling and educational. We didn't have a tour and went by ourselves and got to... More 

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Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit location with a great history of how people where treated not very long ago because of the illness they had ,it also is located in a very beuatiful part of crete with nice taverns around it and super hotels !!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good day out for the kids. Boat ride was good, make sure you take bottle of water with your. The view from the Island is stunning. Entry is free for kids.

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