Spinalonga is steeped in history. We took the boat from Elounda and stopped at Spinalonga for an hour. There are information boards around the island which were very informative, although you could have a guide if you wish.
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We sailed from Plaka, the shortest boat ride and the cheapest. There is an entrance charge once on the island. Make use of the concessions on both prices if they are applicable. Don't use the toilets on the island if you can avoid as these...More
Went here as read the book 'the Island' and wanted to see if it matched up. It did. But the guided tour was too drawn out. Tour guide had to translate in 3 languages which made it quite boring. Definately not a trip for children....More
Whilst I enjoyed my day trip to visit this island, the rest of the family did not. Kids were bored, and didn't 'get' it, husband was feeling hot. So I will write my version of events, and not theirs! Got picked up from hotel at...More
We took the boat from Plaka to Spinalonga. It was a quick ride and about an hour tour of the island (self-guided). It was pleasant and pretty but not much else. Whole walk took about an hour.
I enjoyed this trip very much. The boat takes about 20 minutes to get from Elounda to Spinalonga, the scenery is beautiful. Our guide was very experienced and had a good knowledge of the island.
To visit the island Spinalonga, I knowed the history of this trip, and I was always feeling uneasy, annoyed, to visit the island, called " island of the condamned people"; in fact, on this island were transported the leprosy sick patients; only in 1957 the...More
This island was a leprosy colony, and was the last closing colony in the 1960's. A short boat trip but then you are met with steps. We did not go up these, having walking difficulties, but had a drink in the cafe instead.
The boat takes 20 minutes to get to the Island, the view is great, the boat a bit crowded. They "forget" to tell you on the boat, that you have to buy a second ticket to visit the Island once you arrive, otherwise you can...More
Great day out lovely boat trip reasonably priced food and drinks on board . Guide was superb and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.