Daily Archives: June 15, 2019

Entrance to Spinalonga

 

Spinalonga is a very small uninhabited island close to the coast of Crete.  In the early twentieth century it was a leper colony.  The last inhabitant, a priest, left the island in 1962.  Life on Spinalonga during this period is vividly but sensitively described in Victoria Hislop’s novel The Island.­­­

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