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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…
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…
Spinalonga is a small island off Crete near Elounda. Spinalonga was an important Venetian fortress which became a leper colony in 1903.
Go to Elounda and then to Plaka village, take the small boats to Spinalonga. Swim and eat fresh fish at Plaka!