Spinalonga Island (Greece) Reviews
Description:Country: Greece / World Region: Europe / Also called Kalidon, the island lies just off the coast of Crete.
Newest Review: ... bonus to be able to take a small boat over to the island from Plaka as I felt this was probably the same journey as the lepers had to make for all those years. The only thing was their journey was usually a one way trip. We paid 8 Euros each return for the short trip over to the island. On this small boat Once on the island we bought entrance tickets at 2 euros each for the museum which was ... more
Customer Spinalonga Island (Greece) Reviews (2)
by - written on 20/09/10, updated on 27/10/11 (Very useful, 382 readings)
The name of the island, Spinalonga, is Venetian, and means "long thorn . As I had recently read Victoria Hislop's 'The Island, 'I was very interested in paying a visit to Spinalonga, which is the island of the title. This is the story of Cretan family's hidden past which is set against the backdrop of the Second World War and the island of Spinalonga itself. The story is very much that of Spinalonga as a leper colony but is also a love story and is around the time of the German occupation of Crete. The island of Spinalonga, or Kalidon as it is often shown on maps is a small island just off the north east coast of Crete. It was quite a long ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/07/09 (Very useful, 768 readings)
***Introduction*** On a recent trip to Crete I decided to hire a car for the day to get away from the resort and get a real feel of this beautiful Island. I headed east along the North coast passing through some quaint little villages the road took me right up into the hills. The one thing that will always stick in my mind when I think of Crete will be the sound of the crickets in the olive groves, as you drive past all you can hear is their chirping noise it reminded me of The Hitchcock film 'The Birds,' but when you did get a bit of road without olive groves which is very rare in Crete, then the silence hits you, it is very ... Read the complete review
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