Spinalonga Island Tour Ticket
Excursions & day trips

Spinalonga Island Tour Ticket

5/5
Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
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£26.00
Free cancellation
Language: German , English , French , Dutch , Polish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: more than 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Spinalonga island
  • Venetian fortress
  • Former leper colony
What to expect

The tiny island of Spinalonga is just a short hop away from Crete but a visit is like stepping back in time. Centuries of history are packed within the walls that encircle the islet. You'll sail to Spinalonga from Elounda, a 25-minute cruise.

On arrival at the islet – which is no more than 435m long and 230m wide – you'll find yourself immersed in its history straight away. Over the years, Spinalonga has been a Venetian outpost, an Ottoman town and a leper colony, which led to it being dubbed the ‘isle of tears'.

A guided walk will show you around the Venetian fortress and the leper colony – which closed in the 1950s. See the main street, still lined with the shops and houses where the lepers attempted to live ordinary lives. And look round the old hospital and graveyard. After fascinating if poignant visit, you'll board the boat and sail back to Elounda.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Boat trip
    • Entrance to Spinalonga
    • Guide
    Where
    What to remember
    • You will meet your guide at 08:50 in Elounda square in the church under the clock
    • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
    • Transfers not included
    • Bring your passport or official EU identification
    • Food and drinks not included
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    Provider
    tui-supplier+tui-hellas-ae@musement.com
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    5/5

    Based on 3 reviews from verified customers

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    Review categories

    Safety

    4.1/5

    Service

    4.1/5

    Staff

    4.1/5

    Value for money

    4.3/5

    • Karen Bartlett

      From United Kingdom - September 2022

      Travelled as a couple

       

      35 - 44 years old

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      It was a very good experience but the prebooked trip from UK said a meal was included and in fact it wasn't so this was misleading. The actual boat tr ...

    • Anthony

      From United Kingdom - May 2022

      Travelled as a couple

       

      45 - 54 years old

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Our guide ( Maria ? ) was superb. She was knowledgeable and friendly and very able to take any questions fielded to her.

    • Anonymous

      From United Kingdom - October 2021

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Maria the guide was very knowledgeable, great individual radio communications meant every word was clear and every description was easily understood m ...

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