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Sunken City of Olous

Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Interesting spot

Snorkeling on this ruined city was interesting. Our guide showed us the roads, market place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pattogden
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New York City, New York
Great site!

We found this site in our guidebook as well as on TripAdvisor, but found little information about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ginny2128
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Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeling on this ruined city was interesting. Our guide showed us the roads, market place, stairways of the city ruined c1630 BC by a tsunami caused by the earthquake and volcanic eruption in Santorini. The sea was so clear that it was a pleasure tp...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this site in our guidebook as well as on TripAdvisor, but found little information about it anywhere else. It will definitely help to do some research ahead of time so that you know what you are looking for/at. Some posters mentioned snorkeling in...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

See the photos attached (Hopefully in a helpful sequential order). The map (north is up) depicts YOU ARE HERE from the Elounda bus station (actually an open air orange kiosk). Walk the (red) route shown on the map going south and then east along the...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Was advertised as part of the visits on a Knossos cruise. We sawthe a bridge and 3 windmills??? No real information given on board regarding this attraction. Read up about it on internet on my return

1  Thank pamelah161252
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

So intriguing! I tried to find out more info on it but there wasn’t a massive amount available. Such a shame.... it’s like there own Atlantis!

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We didn't see any of the sunken town, but we had a nice walk over to the island and found a small beach which was nice, so go for the walk, not the history.

1  Thank Fandango11
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I've been across the causeway and I've seen some of the streets and houses, on a good day of light. If you can snorkel well it is for you! You will not find Atlantis! Who knows what you may find as it is generally untouched.

Thank ewcheatham
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We brought our snorkel gear to have a good explore but it was too windy and rough, so cannot comment on what is below surface. Above, not much to see.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Very little of the ancient town can now be seen but several areas show the outline of buildings but the whole area is quite shallow and many varieties of bird can be enjoyed

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

A little bit of history - not exploited and worth a walk from Elounda. See the sunken walls ( although from the Roman era I think) or the ancient early Christian church - not the standing church, but the ruins which are up the lane...More

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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
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