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Spinalonga in Crete, greece

Spinalonga in Crete, greece

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. It was closed in 1957)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spinalonga Crete

Spinalonga Crete

Spinalonga - Abandoned fortress turned leper colony, Greece

Spinalonga - Abandoned fortress turned leper colony, Greece

Washtubs

Washtubs

Hospital

Hospital

Main Street trough the village

Main Street trough the village

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

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

Spinalongas (Photo AS)

Spinalongas (Photo AS)

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

Entrance of the village

Entrance of the village

Cemetery

Cemetery