Monday, 25 July 2016

Spinalonga Island, Crete, Greece

Spinalonga Island
Rating: 4 out of 5


Spinalonga is a small island near Elounda. Spinalonga has a long history due to its strategic location but up until the 1950s it was used as a leper colony and is also known as the leper island.

Spinalonga



Spinalonga



Spinalonga: Boat drop off







On the way to Spinalonga


Spinalonga is the last European leper colony and is currently an inhabited island with ruins of the leper colony and a fort.

Fort at Spinalonga



Views from Spinalonga



Gate to the Aegean



Aegean sea



Ruins of leper colony at Spinalonga



Views from Spinalonga



Fort at Spinalonga

Aegean



Rustic architecture


It is a fortified island about 20 min by boat from Elounda. You can get tickets from Elounda harbour for only €10 per person. However, the boats are not really on a particular schedule and no information is provided re pick up from the island so be preformed to wait - which can be very annoying in the heat. 
The island itself is uninhabited and has some stunning views. It also includes ruins of the leper colony and the fort.

Views of Crete



Admiring the views



Streets of Spinalonga



House in Spinalonga


Definitely worth a visit but the disorganised boats annoyed me.


Ruins at Spinalonga



Peering from old houses







Colourful doors



Rustic Blue









Relaxing after exploring the island



Scenic



View from fort at Spinalonga



Ruins of the leper colony at Spinalonga



Bye Bye, Spinalonga!

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