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Altino Travel

Malia, Greece
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Isobel wrote a review Oct 20
Quorn, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and my family had a great experience looking around this island, with lovely views and friendly people. The only down fall was uneven paths which could pose a problem to some. And without a guide you don't really get to interact or learn about the island. But I would still call it a great experience to do when your in the area.
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Clare F wrote a review Sep 2021
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This island is especially significant if you have read Victoria Hislop's book, but still worth a visit. Access is easy from the mainland. We took a small ferry from Plaka. You can walk around the island in an hour and it's historical interest is described as you walk around the island.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Richard G wrote a review Sep 2021
High Wycombe, United Kingdom365 contributions113 helpful votes
A truly fascinating history that dates back to Venetian times and right up to the 1950’s. A short boat ride for €10 from Plaka Elounda on a boat that goes every 30min. We would really suggest taking guide we at random picked Pavlos (+30 6940102990) a grey haired gentleman from the area who knew so much from personal understanding and who was a font of knowledge and interesting facts on the history and life on the island. Worth reading the book ‘The Island’ before hand - staggering how this sad but amazing history of incredibly resourceful people is/ was trying to wiped away by the government. A must see when in the area
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Milodog73 wrote a review Sep 2021
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom164 contributions82 helpful votes
We travelled with an excussion via Tui. £65 per head, including lunch in the bay and a further visit to Nicoli (spelling is wrong). So please bare in mind my comments are via their sale. The Island offered a great rep 'Veta' full of info and in depth knowledge of the local area/history and obviously the Island. A walk around the Island is perhaps an 60-90 mins max, is plesant and like many tourist areas where it is historic ruins, there is not much else once you visit the main area. Great views back towards land and a pleasant sea breeze to help with the heat. The Ferry crossing is around 20mins either way and drinks can be pruchased onbaord. 4 euros a bottle a beer. The lunch was in the harbour/bay at a large resturant and whilst not a bad meal was also simple tasting, chicken, potatoes in a weak tomatoe gravy. Drinks at extra cost. Then perhaps 30-60mins to yourselves. There are a few sovenior shops and other bars. You can swim in the sea if you chose. You will not require more time, unless your sun bathing. We then moved onto the next town and allowed free time...more shops and resturants... The early start, being collected at 7.30 and returned at 4pm tired us out. If i was Tui , I would look to either start a little later and/or remove the Nicoli visit or at least have lunch in Nicoli. Both villages/towns offer similar shops/resturants so its a duplication.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Anna W wrote a review Sep 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions3 helpful votes
Totally recommended!!! We had a lovely day at Chrissi and the option of pick-up and drop off was much appreciated in our case. The guides are multilingual and make sure everyone is updated with all relevant information as well as general tips about the island. They will also make sure you are on time onboard. Besides the company was easy to reach out to and had a quick response. Last but not least, I forgot my sunglasses in the bus and got them delivered to my hotel on a the next day. This is this kind of a customer service which is difficult to find nowadays.
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