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Mirabello Bay

Enjoying the endless blue of Bay of Mirabello, or 'merabelo' as Greeks pronounce it

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Mirabello Bay

Mirabello Bay is the larger bay of Crete and held a strategically important role in the past. A Genoveze pirate named Pescatore built a fortress in order to observe and protect the bay. Because of the amazing view this tower was offering they called the fortress mirabello (Latin for 'it's beautiful' ) or kalithea (Greek […]

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Eloúnda, Lasithi, Greece

If you want to visit Spinalonga and looking for a quite place to spend your vacations, Elounda is a perfect fit. Elounda is the choice of vacations for actors, singers, prime ministers, sheikhs and other VIPs for many years. Spinalonga is just 5km away

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

A peaceful place with turbulent history.. Let's hope that the history will not be repeated any time soon for this magical place

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

Reading about Spinalonga I'm wondering. Were the exiles able to find hope and admire that beautiful nature? Did the breath-taking view ease their suffering? Who knows? Maybe this beautiful prison was just that, a prison. I choose to believe that it was not only that

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

Blue and green waters surround the the small island of Spinalonga and fish boats and yachts go around it uninterrupted all year long. A boat trip is a very popular way to spend your time there and admire the amazing treasures of Spinalonga lagoon

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

A leper, exiled from civilization, looks at the shore where all of his loved ones continue living their lives. Freedom is just 5 minutes away with a small fishing boat, but he was condemned for ever to a life of isolation

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

Spinalonga's history is not just one more tale of humanity's monstrosity, an Auschwitz for the cursed or a manifestation of society fear. It's mostly a story of hope, a story of affection between those that have no future and those that deny the social norms, but most of all it is a story of love […]

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

A visit to Spinalonga can last from one hour to several, depending on how much you know about the island history. In case you read the book or watched the TV show, you probably would like to spend some time in the abandoned little houses and stroll around the alleys to get a sense of […]

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Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece

Victoria Hislop, the author of the book the island, declined a 300 thousand pounds offer to turn her book into a Hollywood movie. She was afraid that Hollywood will exaggerate on the illness and the effects on the people and turn the story of Spinalonga into a horror movie.

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