Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

August 20, 2017

The islet morphology, its distance from the shore and the Venetian fortification structures led authorities to create on Spinalonga a leper colony. On 30 of May, 1903 a leper hospital was founded on Spinalonga and all Hansen disease patients from Crete are transferred to spend the rest of their lives on the isolated island.

Photo taken at Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece


  1. Comment by liliarapti

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    liliarapti Reply August 20, 2017 at 08:46

    Καταπληκτικη!!!!!!καλη Κυριακη!!!!!

  2. Comment by 321rocket_ray_

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    321rocket_ray_ Reply August 20, 2017 at 09:07

    I’ve been to this island it’s a sad but beautiful place

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