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Reviewed 2 days ago

I, like many, read The Island, before visiting. I felt I was walking in their footsteps and living their lives. A brilliant memorial to all those poor people diagnosed with leprosy and how they coped. My admiration for them goes deep.

Thank Tilly080845
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place to visit, we got a car and travelled from hersonissos to plaka and took the boat to spingalonga it worked out cheaper than a "trip" booked with excursion companies. We got to see some beautiful sites on the drive there too. Spingalonga has so much history and is a place to explore and take in all that happened there. Recommend reading "the island" as this gives more to the trip.

Thank jennyd658
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing day out.
Full of history and very educational for all ages.
Well worth the trip.
We hired a car and drove to Plaka to get the boat across, and then paid entry on island, which worked out cheaper than most organised trips, and also made it more enjoyable as we saw some amazing places on the journey,which we stopped at.
We would have missed out on this on a bus.
Definitely worth visiting.

Thank C2818NEaland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The boat trip is cheap, there was no mention when we bought the boat ticket though that we would have to pay to look around the island. The whole trip cost just 20 Euro. Spectacular views all around.

Thank schlumpf75
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An amazing and very humbling little island. Make sure you go on a guided tour because you learn all about it. At times I could have cried and then I couldn't help but feel pride at the courage of those poor people. Definitely a place to visit.

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit, but once been there would not go again, not really suitable for the unsteady walker, a lot of walking and very unsteady footpaths, and very stony. You would be best too wear flat shoes

Thank frogeyes335
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited spinnalonga as part of a tour. I wouldn’t recommend doing it as a tour as you really don’t get nearly enough time to explore the island. Our tour guide was fantastic very knowledgeable about the history of the island. She spoke for about 45 mins and then we had about 20 minutes to explore the island itself. This allowed us to walk around the island but no time to actually do any sort of exploring. So it was disappointing. When the boat stops on the way back for lunch it stops for about 2.5 hours. The sea is lovely but when we went it was quite choppy and lunch is served on a tray on your lap. Lunch was lovely but not ideal trying to hold the tray and cut your food. But this couldn’t be helped. Still a great trip if you don’t want to do too much exploring. It’s a long day but worth it to see the island and the beautiful little beaches.

Thank Lynsey M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous well-organised trip via Jet2holidays to this historic island. Included a lovely boat trip with BBQ - perfect day out.

Thank Diane476
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All you need is a little imagination. Takes you way back into the past, even more so if you’ve read Victoria hislops book ‘The Island’. It is still there the feeling of how the leper’s lived and their everyday experiences. A well preserved place that has maintained its history. You are given headsets to commentate but it is also helpful if you have a guide so you can ask questions.

Thank Gloria B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful little island with a sad tale, but people still done their own thing there. They lived the best life they could.

Thank timgriggs1966
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