Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

August 27, 2017

The last inhabitant left Spinalonga in 1962. He was the father Chrisanthos a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church who spent 5 years more on Spinalonga after its abandonment to maintain the religious tradition to memorialize buried people at 3 and 5 years after their deaths. Father Chrisanthos was not a leper and never got ill from the disease during the years he spent on the island. He became a legend for the people of Spinalonga when he decided to drink last from the holy communion (this is what a priest is supposed to do) and not throw the communion away as his predecessor did before him.

Photo taken at Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece


  1. Comment by cpc.47

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    cpc.47 Reply August 27, 2017 at 09:20

    Siempre hay hombres buenos.

  2. Comment by my_fashion_moment

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    my_fashion_moment Reply August 27, 2017 at 09:21

    Πολύ ιδιαίτερος τόπος, αισθάνεσαι την ενέργεια του από το πρώτο λεπτό..

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    smarolena Reply August 27, 2017 at 09:22

    Υπέροχη Φωτό και κείμενο!!!

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    nanou.dimitra Reply August 27, 2017 at 09:59

    Bravo Giannis, great pho+info text, have a nice Sunday @giannis.82

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    traviewler Reply August 27, 2017 at 10:03

    @nanou.dimitra thank you! Have a nice day too

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    zoily_25 Reply August 27, 2017 at 15:56

    So interesting

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