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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 281 028 8394
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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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"leper colony"
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"boat trip"
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"victoria hislop"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting history"
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"small island"
in 104 reviews
"venetian fortress"
in 76 reviews
"interesting place"
in 85 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 174 reviews
"organised trip"
in 67 reviews
"interesting trip"
in 58 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 96 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 84 reviews
"walk around"
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"elounda harbour"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Having read "The Island",I had mixed feelings about visiting Spinalonga, but am so very glad that I did. Ours was a Thompson Holiday trip and very worthwile, The Guide ,Maria,was picked en-route and from the moment that she introduced herself we were sure that we...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Whilst it's interesting to discover history of the island the ruins have clearly been renovated for tourists and overcrowded island with all the trips despite been end of season. Very hot whilst there and virtually no shade and trip not for those with difficulty walking...More

Thank Gillian J
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

I was really looking forward to seeing the island, but it turned out to be a sad disappointment. We were staying in Elounda and went over to the island in a boat. The boat trip cost 10 Euros per person for a return trip. The...More

Thank Asthenia_12
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A place to see to understand what was the life on this island for the leprosy. We came to know that it was first the venetian that has occupied this island. Everything is well organised. You have to pay the entry. No restaurants on the...More

Thank queeny06
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing day so much history and all expertly explained by our guide Gregg. Beware of uneven footpaths.

Thank Diana R
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Elounda and we got told the Spinalonga trip costs €10 per person. We were happy with the price so got on the boat for 20 minutes across to Spinalonga. When we got to the island, there was an extra €8 cost...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

a really intersting place to visit !! a former leper colony and steeped in history, a boat trip from elounda to the island and a 8 euro entrance fee on the island, we had a english guide and she was very good at explaining the...More

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

we went on an excursion part of which was visiting the fortress island of spinalonga, we cau8ght a little boat from plaka which was great the island is very popular, and by afternoon it is very busy, we had 1 hour to explore which was...More

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Before visiting Spinalonga it is worth reading up about the history and read the novels The Island and The Eagle of Spinalonga. This gives an enhanced experience and creates the atmosphere when visiting the island. There are limited facilities on the island but there is...More

Thank aminuk2015
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Interesting but it gets to hot and the walk takes ages when the guide talk goes on and on and there is on one toilet and that right at the start.

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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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pixiebellsouthampton
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Madan H | Reviewed this property |
The ferry from plaka is only 2 min ride 8 euro a person for both ways. It’s another 8 euro entrance fee at the spinalonga gate. We walked from the domes of elounda to plaka (10 min along the water). there are likely other... More
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