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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. Make Spinalonga (Kalydon) a centerpiece of your Elounda vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Elounda travel itinerary maker.
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  • I was told by one of my clients to go and see Spinalonga whilst in Create and I was so glad I managed to persuade the other members of my party because it was the highlight of the holiday! We drove to...  more »
  • place filled full of history, or was confined the lebreux, away from any other common, family, social life
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  • Visited last year aftef reading the book . The place comes to life as you walk around.Spurs on imagination.