SPINALONGA, CRETE A FORMER VENETIAN FORTRESS THAT BECAME A LEPER COLONY

An island that hosted the last leper colony in Europe. The final inhabitant (a priest) left in

Walking inside Spinalonga fortress

Spinalonga: a place of living history

On the top! #Spinalonga #CretanSea #Crete

Spinalonga: a place of living history

Inside of #Spinalonga. Photo credits: @holly_batchelor15

Spinalonga: a place of living history

The gate that goes to the sea! Photo credits: @thaipirinha

Spinalonga: a place of living history

Spinalong island...amazing beauty just across Elounda

The island of Spinalonga, officially known as Kalydon, is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, next to the town of Elounda. The island has also been used as a leper colony.

Blooming flowers on the island of Spinalonga

Blooming flowers on the island of Spinalonga

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