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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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All reviewsleper colonyvictoria hislopboat tripguided tourinteresting islandvenetian fortresssmall islandworth a visitsteeped in historyorganised tripinteresting place to visitentrance feelots of historysad historywalk aroundcost euroselounda harbour
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Reviewed today via mobile

Having read the book “the island” it was really interesting to visit Spinalonga again. We went with an organised day trip, and it was very beneficial to have a tour guide give a proper tour of the island which only took about an hour due...More

Thank Hernehiller
Reviewed today

We took a boat to Spinalonga from Elounda harbour, which cost 12 Euros per adult and 6 per child, the journey took about 20 minutes, and these sail every hour, so you can return at whatever time you wish. We only stayed for an hour,...More

Thank Lossboy
Reviewed today via mobile

I had been choosing where to go between Santorini and the Mirabello bay, and I’ve chosen Mirabello, because it is less known. The bay is really beautiful, because of the nature. But I can’t say exactly the Spinalonga fortress amazed me a lot.

Thank Dmytro S
Reviewed today

Very nice place to visit and very rich history of the place. Entrance is 8 euros and you can explorer as long as you want. Take a boat and spend a wonderful hour here.

Thank Semechka
Reviewed yesterday

took a ferry ride over. Very interesting place, but you must pay to walk around and visit all the ruins.

Thank maddyk2231
Reviewed yesterday

One of the most interesting places to go when in Crete. We stay at the Blue Palace and they have a boat to take you across to the island. So much history, as I said above, not to be missed. Also the book The Island...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting trip to Spinalonga, which I initially thought would be an awful experience. Whilst it was clear that the island wasn't a happy place, it was so interesting to see that they had shops, a city hall etc, and all the things that showed...More

Thank Tishtoshtess
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited spinalonga for a couple of hours as part of a boat trip departing from Agios Nikalous. The journey took around an hour though I understand far quicker boats can be taken from Plaka or Elounda if you’re not interesting in the sunbathing /...More

Thank Piglet-Leeds
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely day out found it very interesting make sure you go on a guided tour to get the most out of it You can get there by public transport quite easily there is nice restaurants on the mainland bit dear

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit from Elounda. Have been twice and prefer to travel on a local boat than an organised tour.

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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.
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Shell04 | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour with Jet 2 which also included a bbq and stop off for swimming, not all the boats have tour guides, there are boats available at Elounda harbour for 10€ each which drop you at the island and return every 30... More
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