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Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked past this one morning and had to go back the next morning to see if we had missed something... Basically we had not. It´s interesting enough, but I wouldn't make a big deal to go out of my way to see it. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Not sure what all the fuss is about. Apart from a causeway to the uninteresting Kolokothi Beach we could not see anything historical in view. Some stagnant lagoons and more plastic debris on the shoreline than you would want to see anywhere. I am a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Not a great deal to see as it is underwater. Just the tops of a few walls a few inches above the water.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

We walked along the causeway hoping to have sight of the sunken city of Olous, but were more than a little disappointed. There were no signs to indicate any such features and all that was visible from the road were a few lines of walls...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Lovely day out and a nice walk there's a coast line thats stunning if you walk up past the taverna and around to the causeway, there's also a nice walk up to the top of the mountain but was too windy the day we went...but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Not a lot to say really, it's sunken,so from the shore you can see a few semi submerged walls, maybe better if you are snorkelling or perhaps scuba diving in the area. I just dropped by as I was on an early morning walk, Woukdnt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

There isn't much to see of the sunken city, other than the remains of walls in the shallow waters. If you do go to see the remains of Olous, then nearby there are the Elounda windmills, and the remains of an early Christian basilica with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Many people claim to have seen the ruins but in reality they havent, there are some which can be seen whilst snokling or diving but not really obvious to the untrained eye as is typical of many undersea ruins.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ollieydrah
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Staying at Elonda Blu hotel, walked into Elounda & along past the remains of the old Venetian salt pans. Carried on over the causeway & bridge. Turned right past Kanali restaurant. The remains are just off the shoreline under the water. Only a few walls...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jo62Bloggs
Reviewed September 20, 2018

It seems that many of the people who say that they have viewed the sunken city have probably mistaken the 13th century Venetian salt pans for the city walls. The winds on Crete this week have been unusually strong/gusty so we were unlikely to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 16, 2016|
Response from 63Deborah | Reviewed this property |
There a little train that takes you there or if you like walking you could walk it's not far from the main strip in elounda