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Spinalonga (Kalydon), Elounda

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Spinalonga (Kalydon) 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 Spinalonga (Kalydon) on your holiday in Elounda, and find out what else Elounda has to offer, use our Elounda.
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  • Caught boat across from Plaka, 10 euros per adult return. We walked around ourselves and thought would we have benefited from a tour, using Google did help as read about the history from there... 
    Caught boat across from Plaka, 10 euros per adult return. We walked around ourselves and thought would we have benefited from a tour, using Google did help as read about the history from there...  more »
  • Unforgettable experience-not to be missed! Wear comfortable shoes, use sunglasses and sunscreen, bring your own food and water as the snack bar is a rip-off (5 euros for a coke). 
    Unforgettable experience-not to be missed! Wear comfortable shoes, use sunglasses and sunscreen, bring your own food and water as the snack bar is a rip-off (5 euros for a coke).  more »

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