Excursions in Crete

Island of Leper Colony

Spinalonga is a small island near Elounda in East Crete and has a rather interesting story to tell...

Spinalonga Island

Description

This place is also known as the Leper Island as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957.

The island forms a natural defence “mechanism” for Elounda harbour, and in 1579 the Venetians built a mighty fortress here on the ruins of an ancient acropolis. They kept control of the island even after the rest of Crete fell to the Ottomans in 1669 and it remained under their control until its capitulation in 1715

About The Tour

Schedule (May to October)
Every Day
Places Covered
Spinalonga - Elounda - Ag. Nikolaos
Pick up Points
From / To your hotel
Included
Hotel pick up & drop off at your hotel, Minibus with professional driver, Water - Soft Drinks, Insurance, Taxes
Not Included
Spinalonga (entrance) p.p. 8.00€
Boat Ticket p.p. 10.00€
Professional private guide if required (English, German, Italian, French) 120.00€

Important Notes

Price is per Vehicle (up to 7 pax) 300,00€
Entrances
Children up to 18 yrs are free of entrances (documents required).

Students of EU with student cards are free of entrance, non EU pay 50%.

Elder people 65+ pay 50% (documents required).

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Location

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Trip Information

  • Days : Every day
  • Availability: On request
  • Period : May - Oct
  • Departure : 09:30
  • Return : 14:00 (approx)

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