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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour on Spinalonga whilst on holiday in Elounda, 12 euros per person for the boat over and 8 euros each for admission, an hour isn’t really long enough to take in everything on this interesting island. We learned later we could have stayed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nena H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop first (a Greek friend recommended it, she said the author has portrayed the story of Spinalonga sympathetically and well). Atmospheric and interesting but I imagine it can get a bit crowded in high season.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank VictorGreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip not to be missed. Spinalonga is Greece's former leper colony and was ruled over the centuries by the Venetians & Ottomans. Read Victoria Hislop's book "The Island" before visiting.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nolife4arockstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly it is a must to read a book "Island" by Victoria Hislop before going there. The history of the island will impress you and will leave you with variety of emotions. We have done it by an organised trip and it was a good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dovilė Ž
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a 4.5 hour cruise via Nostos Cruises to Spinalonga from Aghios Nikolaos. We reserved the tickets online via the company’s own website and paid on arrival so safe and easy to do as no card details entered and you can...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank paulinemccall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip on the sea blue 2 boat. It was an amazing day and our tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jenmay2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a boat from Plaka run by a fishermen’s co-op: a small boat that takes about 20 people and runs regularly throughout the day. Very glad we did this after seeing the huge, crowded boats run by the bigger operators. Took about and hour to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CAABBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat from Plaka to Spinalonga for 10€ each for a return ticket. it takes about 10 minutes and you don’t need to book in advance as there are plenty of boats going back and forth. It is 8€ per person to get...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TrippieJan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TUI offer this day long trip from our Hotel to the eastern part of the Island where we boarded a boat which took us on a guided tour of Spinalonga Island. If you have read the book The Island, you will relive it! The history...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a boat from plaka over to spinalonga €10 each . Very quick and easy . We were told the boat back from spinalonga was every half hour , so we could stay as long as we wanted . €8 to get onto the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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kuepper
May 7, 2019|
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Response from 4martinush | Reviewed this property |
The boot trip and entrance fee are separate. No guide included. We traveled by hire car and explored the island with our family. Alternatively, via local travel agency, you can book a Spinalonga tour with transportation and... More
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MARGOTW885
April 8, 2019|
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Response from 908lynseym | Reviewed this property |
Yes in summer months Opening hours: 01Apr - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0800-2000 01Nov - 31Mar Sat-Sun, 0930-1600
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Jumperman1
March 17, 2019|
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Response from Purplegeri | Reviewed this property |
From memory the boat trip was about 15 euros from Agios Georgios and admission to the island was only a couple of euros, was a few years ago though!
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