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Boat Day Trips Spinalonga

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Address: Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch
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A Nice Diversion

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... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Paul D
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Concord, Massachusetts

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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. Facilites on the island were very poor considering it was 8 euros just to look... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 allocated time, and then spent two hours picking up all the other guests that had... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 last people leave the island; now the island is deserted; Nowtoday it's a nice excursion... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 walk nowhere. So the staff is not very friendly, but the Island itself is well... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great day out lovely boat trip reasonably priced food and drinks on board . Guide was superb and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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east yorks
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Booked through a small travel agency in hersonisos and paid half the TUI price. The guide incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Would recommend this visit to anyone. Forget the leper bit - there is so much more history related to this island - all way back to prehistory

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We took part in an organised excursion to Spinalonga island while in Crete. The bus collected us from hotel then we had 1 hour boat trip to the island. This was brilliant andd enjoyable. However, on the island we were given a 20min talk by the group leader, which was informative and really good but this meant we only had... More 

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