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Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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+30 281 028 8394
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visually stunning, historically significant

very interesting place, visually stunning, but left feeling that more could have been provided to help with us to understand the history of the island. Worth the entry fee (8... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting place, visually stunning, but left feeling that more could have been provided to help with us to understand the history of the island. Worth the entry fee (8 Euros). Boat typiclly costs 8-10 Euros

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our trip to Spinalonga. A 'must' for anyone that has read The Island by Victoria Hislop, the novel was bought to life, I recognised so much and found the whole experience very emotional. My recommendation would be to go into Elounda and get on one of the regular boats that travels to and from the Island and don't... More 

Thank Jill W
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to walk there and listen terrible history of this place. Pictures from the top or from some view point are amazing. Don't forget to take water with you because there price is unbelievable

Thank dariashmel
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Island was used to house lepers in ancient times. The history of the Island is quite dark, but there are some gorgeous photographs to be taken and breath taking views of the Aegean Sea.

Thank Goldielock4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is 8 euro per person on the boat trip across, do haggle as you will get children free/half price. It is then a further 8 euro to get on the island (we weren't aware of this), children up to 18 go on free. There is a snack shop which is absolutely ridiculous, 4 euro for a can of coke... More 

Thank Tracey M
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and moving, covered in spring flowers We took a boat from Plaka harbour (every hour) and spent a couple of hours on the island Get there early

1 Thank Ricardo365
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there in october in the hope that I would be somewhat alone. Sadly I wasn't. Regardless of that it is a beautiful place, especially if you come over the road west of Plaka. If you do, you get a scenic drive all the way down from a couple of hundred meters with a great view of Spinalonga.

Thank stefanandriano
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this excursion extremely interesting. Our Tour guide Maria was great. We took an early tour, before it got too hot. There were quite a few tours going on which made it a bit unconfortable at times. The history of the island starting from the Turkish invasion through to the 1950's tragic at times but extremely interesting. I have... More 

1 Thank Sue O
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the book The Island about 10 years ago I'd wanted to visit Spinalonga and the surrounding area since then. I really wasn't disappointed and the approach by boat to the island was breath taking as you see the old fortress get closer. We visited on a Sunday which meant entry was free but would have happily paid a... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

When we were planning our trip to Crete so many people said we must visit Spinalonga, so we did on our first day, taking a boat trip from Agios Nikolaos. The island was OK, small, we walked around it in half an hour. Decent views and the boat trip was nice but the whole day was spoiled by the tour... More 

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