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Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have been many times before but took some friends who had never been so decided to go from Plaka just along the road from Elounda, it was so beautiful and much more quieter than bustling Elounda (even though it is still great to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Spinalonga (Long spine) is the island off the north east coast of Crete that was a Leper Colony, for me it was emotionally charged as the guide (Peter) was so full of detail, caring and knowledge it was difficult to realise that this goes on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We took the last trip of the season for a swim and tour of Spinalonga. It was exactly as advertised. 20/30 mins for the swim was plenty and the time on the island about perfect. Our English speaking tour guide was amusing and informative. An...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We drove to Plaka and used the Plaka Boat Cooperative to ferry us to Spinalonga Island. A return trip from Plaka to Spinalonga costs 10 Euros. The crossing takes about ten minutes, and although the boat appears to bob about while moored, the crossing is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

A long day but well worth the effort. We booked with Touring Club, great value super coaches, large boats, both with guides. Time was aloud for swimming , the crew cooked the chops, fantastic lunch then arrived in to Spinalonga the former castle then Leper...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

If you can, drive to Plaka and take the ferry and allow yourself some time. Spinalonga is fascinating but the commercial tours rush you through it in barely an hour while giving you no option but to take other stop offs that you dont necessarily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Sonya N
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We did not spend the whole day on Spinalonga but went in the evening when it was quieter and not nearly so many people around. One could sense the atmosphere of what it must have been like to live there when it was a leper...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EVRTravel
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stayed in a hotel in Agios Nikolaos and had a lot of offers to go to Spinalonga by boat. If Spinalonga is Your goal, go by car or motorcycle to Plaka, and pay 10 + 8 Euro to get both the 5-minute boat trip,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Trend Tours booked this for us. The island was very interesting. The guide was informative and it's history compelling.The stop at the beach was crowded and had a rocky bottom. The BBQ lunch was only fair but we had a good time anyway. The town...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

You can go on your own to Spinalonga without joining any local tour. Get to Elounda or Plaka by bus or taxi (about 45 min) and catch the ferry (it's a 20 minute boat trip from Elounda, 10 minutes if you take it from Plaka)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MARILYN B
12 August 2018|
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Response from simonmT3281UG | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Kato Gouvas in Marigianna apartments... if I went again I would stay nearer the East Coast...
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ejit
16 April 2018|
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Response from jwl66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we stayed in hersonnisos we walked into town an paid about 40 45 euros each the trip as nearly all day as dropping other people off got picked up outside hotel. Also went to other towns like elounda and agia pallggio for... More
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juli1467
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Response from jwl66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had a all in one trip with our coach but the boat went from elounda in the marina or further up the coast at plaka hope that helps
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