Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

August 24, 2017

Life on Spinalonga was far from being easy. Many times the leper patients on the island had to uprise in order to gain some basic benefits for their survival. In 1936 the 21 years old leper Epaminondas Remountakis, a law student from Crete was brought to the island. He was a very active man with strong will who was able to organize the lepers and create the 'Brotherhood of Spinalonga Patients". Very soon he managed to find lime to paint and decontaminate the houses of Spinalonga, while he fought to find and bring to the island an electricity generator to light up the streets during night.


Photo taken at Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece





13 comments

  1. Comment by mantriotis_marios

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    mantriotis_marios Reply August 24, 2017 at 06:30

    Μοναδική λήψη ευχαριστώ για τις πληροφορίες για την Σπιναλόγκα

  2. Comment by toulasack

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    toulasack Reply August 24, 2017 at 08:14

    Υπεροχη!!!καλημερα σου

  3. Comment by kouzounaskitchen

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    kouzounaskitchen Reply August 29, 2017 at 23:01

    I spent 8 days in Elounda and left on the 23rd. My heart was def there in Spinalonga. @giannis.82

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    kouzounaskitchen Reply August 30, 2017 at 02:43

    @giannis.82 No I watched the show, the book is next. My friend Yvonne met the author of the book, and I can’t wait to meet her too.

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    traviewler Reply August 30, 2017 at 03:16

    @kouzounaskitchen I didn’t watch the show at the beginning. I thought it was too dramatic for my taste. Really, at the time it was aired everyone I know was sitting and crying in front of the TV. But then I found the book and read it. I jad to watch the show after that and I was glad I did

  6. Comment by kouzounaskitchen

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    kouzounaskitchen Reply August 30, 2017 at 03:17

    @giannis.82 Lol I was one of the crying people ha! But once you step in Spinalonga you feel the energy of the people who once lived there. I’m glad you enjoyed the show! I need to read the book.

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