The Gate of the Leper Colony in Spinalonga, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Lassithi, Crete (The colony was the last one in Europe. It was closed in 1957)

The Gate of the Leper Colony in Spinalonga, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Lassithi, Crete (The colony was the last one in Europe.

Doctors, inmates and a preist on the leper colony of Spinalonga, the setting for Victoria Hislop's bestselling debut novel, THE ISLAND.

Spinalonga , the island and history and leprocy Prince George suceeded in getting the cretan Republic to proclaim a resolution.It was decided to make Spinalonga into a LEPER COLONY.

The Leper Island and Venetian Fort of Spinalonga, Elounda, Crete, Greece | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Leper Island and Venetian Fort of Spinalonga, Elounda, Crete by Joe Daniel Price on

Spinalonga, Crete, Greece.  Setting of the Victoria Hislop's 'The Island'

Spinalonga, Crete, Greece. Setting of the Victoria Hislop's 'The Island'

Spinalonga - Abandoned fortress turned leper colony, Greece

Spinalonga - Abandoned fortress turned leper colony, Greece

Hospital

Hospital

The Leper Island and Venetian Fort of Spinalonga, Elounda, Crete, Greece

The Leper Island and Venetian Fort of Spinalonga, Elounda, Crete by Joe Daniel Price on

Spinalonga, leper colony in Greece –   featured in Victoria Hislop's book, The Island

Spinalonga, leper colony in Greece – featured in Victoria Hislop's book, The Island

Left: church - middel: water tank - right: washtub

Left: church - middel: water tank - right: washtub

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