Things to see & do at Lasithi, Crete island

  • Spinalonga - Lasithi - Crete

Overview of Spinalonga

The atmospheric tiny islet across the fishing village of Plaka, near Elounda, is a place of emotionally charged historic memory. Initially it was under Venetian and ottoman occupation and later on it became a lepers’ colony until its closure in 1957. It is also depicted in the famous novel “The Island” (gr. “To Nisi”) by Victoria Hislop.

Map of Spinalonga

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