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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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All reviews leper colony victoria hislop boat trip interesting island guided tour small island venetian fortress steeped in history worth a visit organised trip fascinating place entrance fee sad history lots of history interesting visit information boards walk around
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spinalonga is an incredible place to visit. Not only from a historic aspect, but catching the boat for the crossing is an adventure in itself. If you are unfamiliar with the site, it’s worth a quick read up ahead of your visit, although there is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PhillipP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Spinalonga Tour. It was amazing, Weather was beautiful, We had a great time, Nice blue pure Water . Enjoy my cocktails at the Sea Bar

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful island with lots of great views. We went on a spring day and the flowers were in full bloom. Obviously part of the island are quite steep and high up (and there are wind tunnels in place) but a lovely place for a walk....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zeeshm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the history of this little island and the latest story as a lepper colony is interesting in itself it is the boat ride around the island which stick in my memory. We went in November and barely avoided occasional showers but the light and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coldings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Spinalonga island during our stay in Crete in October 2018. As I had read the book "The Island", this place was a must see for me, and totally worth the visit. Knowing th history of the place (not just the book) definitely helps...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Excellent combination of different eras, i.e, Venetian, turkish, but most of all is an open museum of a leperds; colony. You get different feelings when visiting. I recommend deading first the book "the island" of Victoria Hislop to understand better the value of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fotini V
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Small island with venician fortress. And some traditional greek architecture. Sad history to the place. Interesting to visit . Nice views of the mainland. Set in a lovely bay.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jay M
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit . Guide was very helpful & knowledgable. Lovely barbecue with the crew of the boat .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jayne1964
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I decided to take the plunge in Elounda Bay and swim its length starting from Spinalonga to Elounda Village which is about a 5 Km swim. I swam in late October end of season so there was less boat and ship traffic in the Bay....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nigel C
Reviewed 28 November 2018

After reading the book, The Island, this trip to Spinalonga set things in perspectives. IT was a strong experience to go in the tunnel, watch the houses, cementary, and also look over to Ellinda city. I higly recomanded this trip.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nina B
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Sheens_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I haven’t been from Agios but very easy to catch a bus to Plaka or Elounda and it’s a much shorter boat trip from there.
21 June 2018|
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Response from Shell04 | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour with Jet 2 which also included a bbq and stop off for swimming, not all the boats have tour guides, there are boats available at Elounda harbour for 10€ each which drop you at the island and return every 30... More
17 April 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