torstai 17. maaliskuuta 2016

Island of Pain and Sorrow

Spinalonga is an arid and barren rocky islet with an area of 8.5 hectares lying at the mouth of the natural port of Elounda in the Lasithi prefecture of Crete. Due to its strategic location, it was fortified and served a variety of roles and purposes over the centuries. Here, on an island where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece had been kept in isolation until 1957, a story about love and pain, separation and fear was born. Today, the uninhabited island is a popular tourist attraction in Crete.  Turism has  increased since Victoria Hislop's book " The Island"  was published in 2005, 

Some photos from my trip to Spinalonga in 2012.

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