Spinalonga island

This place is also known as the Leper Island as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957.

The island forms a natural defence “mechanism” for Elounda harbour, and in 1579 the Venetians built a mighty fortress here on the ruins of an ancient acropolis.

spinalonga the leper colony
the gate of the leper colony of Spinalonga Island, Crete, Greece
spinalonga the leper colony
spinalonga the leper colony