I have published earlier the story of the lepers on the island of Spinalonga, but what exactly is leprosy? Well, it is a disease that exists already for over 2000 years and its name is as a matter of fact greek, it comes from an ancient greek word that means ‘peeling of’ or ‘peel’. 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 […]