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Spinalonga (Kalydon)

Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 281 028 8394
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Spinalonga and Cretan Culture Tour with Boat Trip
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Elounda Village and Spinalonga Island Day Trip with Lunch
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Full-Day Spinalonga Island Cruise from Agios Nikolaos
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 281 028 8394
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are visiting eastern Crete, you must visit Spinalonga. We went with a tour group and our guide, George, was very informative. As we were with the tour group, our visit was shorter as we would have liked it to have been. The island...More

Thank neve1707
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited as part of an organised tour, about 150 people in total. We got there early in the morning and managed to get the tour done, in three separate groups, before the masses arrived. It was also necessary to find some shade as we...More

Thank Regor4204
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to visit, we went on a guided tour and the whole experience was absorbing listening to the history and story of the island as a leper colony.The short boat trip to the island is enjoyable too. If you are a...More

Thank grahamjw691
Reviewed yesterday

got the boat from Plaka at about 0930 for €8 each return - they are very loose about the every 30 minutes but that is life I guess. Definitely worth going early - we had to wait a while for our return boat and must...More

Thank TrevB56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this former leper colony and 16th century Venitian citidel from Plaka (8€ on the short boat trip then 8€ entry). Good value for a very interesting morning. We didn't bother with the guided tour. If you can, go early or late pm to...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour guide on the island, who had a grandfather who was a leper . Very very hot and some hill walking. Water is €3, so take your own . €8 entry and €10 ferry ride , but well worth it.

Thank bizylizzy43
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good visit to this lepers colony. Quite terrible to hear the stories of the lepers isolated from their families. Yet they coped amazingly well. Such a worthwhile trip.

Thank SharonT5
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nostos Tours have the franchise on trips from Ag Nik to Spinalonga. Well worth the effort in arranging your trip. The Island was a former Venetian Fort and the last leper colony in Europe. Parts are still well maintained and the views are spectacular. Fascinating...More

Thank keithfryan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Literally amazing island. So much history and so beautiful! I climbed to the highest point of the island for a 360 Panasonic view of the surroundings. So incredibly beautiful. I took the boat from plaka for 8 euro return then I actually got to visit...More

Thank Pendra6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As our hotel was near Plaka we got the boat from there = €8. Cost €8 to get on Island. We didn't bother with a guide which cost another €10 but friends we met said they got some personal stories. We got enough info from...More

Thank wendy g
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Val H
30 August 2017|
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Response from Baulagirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think you'll be okay. You can walk around the main parts of the island easily enough. There is a section that is more demanding, but you don't have to walk on the tough parts. There is a step going into the buildings... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from frequentdiner70 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes you can do short guided trips to spinalonga, if you go to the harbour in Elounda or see your rep as they have good tips and the price is really decent, Hope this helps. Enjoy your... More
27 July 2017|
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Response from callme2 | Reviewed this property |
There is some information in both Greek and English but not much. Read up on the place before you go and take plenty of water as food and drink is very pricey from the snack bar

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