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  • Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 30-2841041773
  • Ticket Price: 20 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Island, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Spinalonga - Review

Spinalonga is a tiny islet not far off the coast of Crete Island. This lovely place his home to an old fort built by the Venitians in Greece. It is interesting to see a monument from a period which Greece isn’t essentially famous for in Greece.

The Medieval castle can be reached by ferry and explored during the day. The strategic location of the place made it a very important port and base during its hay day. Today it is a huge tourist attractions and one of the must-sees while in Crete. It is sure to be an enjoyable experience especially for history and architecture enthusiasts.

Spinalonga Information

  • Ticket price given is for the boat ride from Agios Nikolaos.

How To reach Spinalonga by Public Transport

  • Agios Nikolaos/ Plaka

Restaurants Near Spinalonga

  • Thea Restaurant
  • Melissos
  • Maritsa

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TripHobo Highlights for Spinalonga

  • Spinalonga Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Spinalonga Contact Number: 30-2841041773
  • Spinalonga Timing: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Spinalonga Price: 20 EUR
  • Best time to visit Spinalonga(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Spinalonga: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Spinalonga

  • 50.37% of people who visit Crete include Spinalonga in their plan

  • 84.24% of people start their Spinalonga visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Spinalonga

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Spinalonga

People normally club together Agios Nikolaos and Lake Voulismeni while planning their visit to Spinalonga.

People also prefer to start their day with Spinalonga.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Spinalonga, Crete Reviews

  • Very interesting historical site. Went on one of the many day trip offers you'll see. I would have liked longer on the island to see more of what fortifications and leper colony layout looked like. So much to see and explore. NB have with you or wear sturdy footwear. Some of the paths are pretty hard going

  • A great way to spend a couple of hours and despite its dark recent past, it is a beautiful place. The only downside is the hugely overpriced shop. Take drinks and snacks, don't get caught out like we and many others did. €12 for 2 small bottles of water and a slushy. They weren't even wearing masks.

  • Beautiful place to visit. Nice tour with the guide and a lot of spectacular views. Long cruise and after that delicious meal on the boat near the beach.

  • Very interesting historical landmark. We booked a boat quite last minute and it wasn't too expensive, the qeues to buy a ticket went fast. However, to fully enjoy the experience you would need a tour guide to hear all the interesting stories. The informational signs are clear but this place is definitely more interesting with vivid storytelling.

  • Fantastic spot for going to the beach. I recommend visiting the island by kayak or sup to have a better view than going by ferry. Anyway, you can visit the island by boat from 8euros

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