Visitors to Spinalonga are invariably enthralled by its uniqueness. Once you arrive in the fishing village of Elounda, board a “caique” and sail to the Island of Spinalonga, a leper colony until 1957. Today, visitors can see the ruins of many small houses and businesses built by the lepers, as well as grand Venetian fortresses, houses and well-preserved churches. A truly magical and idyllic day for the whole family.