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Spinalonga Island - Elounda Village Crete

Dear friends & guests,

our best wishes for a glorious weekend ahead ... from Spinalonga Island.

The fascinating Spinalonga Island or just "The Island" according Viktoria's Hislop book.  For decades from 1913, it was a leper colony serving the whole of Greece. Its small inner network of run-down streets and houses, abandoned by Turkish occupants at the end of the previous century, became home to the so-called "living dead".

Hundreds of lepers lived and died here – marooned far from...

Greeceā€™s Spinalonga on its Way to UNESCO World Heritage List

The Greek Culture Ministry has submitted a preliminary nomination file for the inscription of the island of Spinalonga, located in the gulf of Elounda, north-eastern Crete, on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

The World Heritage List includes landmark areas and sites, selected by UNESCO for their historical, scientific, cultural or other form of significance.

Spinalonga is currently Crete’s second most popular archaeological site after the Palace of Knossos. Its well-preserved...

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

On occasion of an UNESCO Committee Convention held in Heraklion, Crete, last weekend, Crete Region Prefect Stavros Arnaoutakis and Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Labrinos called for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Delegates from 18 countries gathered on Crete last weekend to discuss the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and the islet of Spinalonga – once a leper colony – on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

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Crete and Spinalonga Island

Daily Mail writer Helen Atkinson may describe Spinalonga, the Greek island off Crete, as a “tiny speck”, but she’s quick to point out that if you’re into history and fiction then this is the place to visit.

Exploring history and heartbreak: Stepping into the Cretan world of Victoria Hislop's novel The Island (and the chilling Spinalonga leper colony) Spinalonga is the tiny island speck at the heart of the author's haunting story about a leper colony in the 1930s Take an hour-long...