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Nisida Spinalonga

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Dimi Vali
Dimi Vali
August 25, 2019
A fortress, a disease, an island: the Spinalonga. At the entrance of Elounda Bay you will see its impregnable fortress, which in the depths of the centuries have tried many to conquer: Venetians, Ottomans, refugees, rebels. Years later, he was conquered by a disease ... Here, from 1905 to 1957, the…
Emmanuel
Emmanuel
July 23, 2019
The island of Spinalonga (Greek: Σπιναλόγκα) is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, next to the town of Plaka. The island is further assigned to the area of Kalydon. It is near the Spinalonga peninsula ("large Spinalonga") – which often causes confusion as the same…
Αndreas
Αndreas
May 31, 2019
Spinalonga is a small island off Crete near Elounda. Spinalonga was an important Venetian fortress which became a leper colony in 1903.
Dimitris
Dimitris
May 25, 2019
Go to Elounda and then to Plaka village, take the small boats to Spinalonga. Swim and eat fresh fish at Plaka!
Katerina
Katerina
April 19, 2019
The old leprosy island is an ideal day trip, not just with kids

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