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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 281 028 8394
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“leper colony” (654 reviews)
“boat trip” (437 reviews)
“victoria hislop” (310 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 281 028 8394
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"leper colony"
in 654 reviews
"boat trip"
in 437 reviews
"victoria hislop"
in 310 reviews
"guided tour"
in 199 reviews
"interesting island"
in 90 reviews
"venetian fortress"
in 82 reviews
"small island"
in 108 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 194 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 65 reviews
"organised trip"
in 70 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 46 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 102 reviews
"lots of history"
in 52 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 52 reviews
"sad history"
in 48 reviews
"walk around"
in 54 reviews
"elounda harbour"
in 43 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spinalonga is definitely worth a visit. On the boat trip over there I read about the island, a former leper colony, in the booklet provided. Its history is amazing. It was crowded but so interesting. You can go into the tiny church and light a...More

Thank Fran G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if you haven’t read the book this is a very interesting place to visit.Take plenty of water a small bottle of orange pop 5€.I found it fascinating but also was moved to tears very sad history

Thank luvhols41
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked to visit Spinalonga through our rep at the hotel. We only booked for a half day trip which meant that we make our own way to Elounda (8 mins from our hotel) and we meet our guide at the port. This all went...More

Thank Christina H
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide was absolutely wonderful because she was so friendly, informative and passionate about the place. My previous experience of Spinalonga, as a leper colony, was glorified in Victoria Hislop's book 'The Island', and it was good, but I wanted to learn more. I did,...More

Thank Paula L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must see!! Make sure to read the amazing book "the island" by Victoria Hislop before visiting. It is an old venetian fortress which was used as a leper colony.

Thank Annita K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked a trip to the island through our rep..... never again. What was described as a 45 min boat trip. Tour around the island. Beach swim and BBQ... it could very loosely be described as that. The pick up and transfer to the boat went...More

Thank NICK L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing Views!!! We had so much fun hiking and exploring the island- there's so much to discover! Wear sneakers!

1  Thank dbgleyst
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked through jet2 holidays. Very enjoyable and included a boat trip which included a bbq on a boat very nice visit.

Thank Neil G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit but rather busy. The history is quite fasinating. It's only a small island and easy to walk right round it.

Thank 624elaine
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spinalonga island is a nice place to have a cruise to and a walk around the ruins. Try to get a guide to take you around and tell the rather sad history of the island and the leper colony.

Thank 7w47
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micdea
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Sheens_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I haven’t been from Agios but very easy to catch a bus to Plaka or Elounda and it’s a much shorter boat trip from there.
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whirlwind32
June 21, 2018|
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Response from colin u | Reviewed this property |
There is a guide on all boats to the Island. That walk round with you .
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judy13283
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Iain T |
Its near the village of Pychro on the Lassithi Plateau. Follow the signs and you'll end up in a car park (€2.50) surrounded by shops. The sign says 200m to the cave, and it may be as the crow flies but it's a tough walk... More
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