Spinalonga, Crete, Greece - The island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe. The last inhabitant, a priest, left the island in
view from the of Parga. Parga is one of the most genuine areas of North-West Greece, it is very picturesque and it is built amphitheatrically on the outskirts of the Venetian Castle and is influenced by the Ionian architecture.
This is a "towerhouse" in Haria, Mani, Peloponnese, Greece. Each housed a family and were 3 to 6 stories high. They were meant to be defensive shelters, hence there were few windows, crenellations and a small door. By the mid-19th century there were about 800 in the Mani region, and hundreds still exist today. by Cretense
Castle, Mandraki, Nissyros, Dodecanese, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe