Already during the Minoan time olive oil was made in Crete. The olives were broken by using stones, the olive pulp was mixed with water, put in a press and the mixture that came out of the press was put in basins. As water is heavier than olive oil, the water went down in the […]
This is the gate where the lepers where brought too (enchained) to start their new, sad and without any hope, life on the island Spinalonga.
This small video gives you a real picture of the miserable life the lepers had on Spinalonga. These are sad but true images…….
Everything started here hundreds of years ago when fortifications were built on the island during the ancient Greek period. These fortifications were built to protect the port of the city Olous that was built during the Dorien occupation 500 – 69BC. During the Venetian occupation (1204 to 1669) the fortresses and fortifications that you can […]