Fortress Spinalonga sits as a rocky islet floating in the blue waters of the Gulf of Elounda. The region's 16th century Venetian rulers carved this rock out of Crete's coastline and then built a fortress on it to protect the gulf from hostile ships. The old fortress, apparently as impregnable to the passage of time as it once was to would-be invaders, still dominates the islet and attracts nearly 30,000 annual visitors. Split your time on the little island between the Venetian fort and one of several beaches, which are lapped by shallow, calm waters. There are no tourist facilities here, so bring your own food and water. To visit Fortress Spinalonga on your holiday in Elounda, and find out what else Elounda has to offer, use our Elounda.
Tours To Fortress Spinalonga
Guided tour to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga including meal BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Spinalonga Island & Agios Nikolaos Day Tour from Heraklion region BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $53
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Fortress Spinalonga Reviews
The atmosphere here was something else, having read The Island , it’s a must visit , walking around you could imagine how cut off the people here felt , it must have been agonising for the families... more »
What an amazing island to visit this place is definitely a must , we spent over 3 hours walking around the island ,very interesting and sad at the same time as thinking about the lepers which were on.... more »
Was a great place to visit. There is a part with the history of the island and then you can walk up to the top and see some amazing views. Recommended wearing trainers or boots. Take plenty of food and water. (I have rated 4* due to the expense of the food 5 euro for a packet of crisps on the island and no information before we arrived on boat that it cost to get on the island 8 euro each).
A bit word, the atmosphere at this place, I guess because of its history, but it's worth a visit. The views are great here. During the day the sun was scorching, it was incredibly hot here. Better to visit earlier in the morning.
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