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Greece’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...

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...