Spinalonga - ticket only
Sightseeing

Spinalonga - ticket only

Free cancellation
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Duration: more than 8 hours
Do this because
  • Spinalonga island
  • Venetian fortress
  • Former leper colony
  • Ticket only excursion – no transport is included
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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What's included
  • Boat trip
  • Entrance to Spinalonga
  • Guide
Where
What to remember

Not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Transport not included. You will meet your guide at 08:50 in Elounda square in the church under the clock

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Provider
TUI HELLAS AE
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 activity begins.

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