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The Eerie Beauty of the Former Leper Colony of Spinalonga, Crete

Stunning videos recently published by Crete's CNA website perfectly depict the unique mystery and eerie beauty of the former leper Spinalonga islet. The tiny islet...

Former Leper Colony of Spinalonga, Crete to Get a Makeover

The former leper colony of Spinalonga just off the coast of Crete will be restored in order to create exhibition spaces, the Greek Culture...

UNESCO Representative on Spinalonga to Review Adding it to World Heritage List

Τeresa Colletta, an architect, and representative of UNESCO visited recently the islet of Spinalonga on Crete to review the application to add the historic...

Greece Seeks UNESCO Heritage Status for Spinalonga Islet (video)

Greece's Culture ministry submitted a nomination to UNESCO on Tuesday asking them to declare Crete’s Spinalonga islet, with its impressive sixteenth-century Venetian fortress, a new...

Leper Island of Spinalonga Second Most Visited Site in Greece's Crete (video)

The small island of Spinalonga, which for 50 years was a leper colony, has become one of the most popular sites in Crete. Officials say...

Freerunning in Spinalonga [video]

A video showing athlete Dimitris Kyrsanidis freerunning in Spinaloga, has been circulating the internet. The athlete, who has been practicing parkour and freerunning, run, jumped, and...

Greek Island Spinalonga Included in Creepiest Ghost Towns of the World

Our planet is full of towns and villages that have been abandoned, leaving behind an empty shell of what they once used to be....

Crete Islet Spinalonga to be Added on the List of World Heritage of Unesco

Located on the eastern side of Crete, opposite Elounda in Lasithi prefecture, the islet of Spinalonga is known all over the world due to...

Spinalonga Island Becomes Its Own Artwork

Renowned Greek artist Costas Tsoklis is trying to turn the island of Spinalonga, close to Crete, into a modern work of art. Spinalonga was...

Spinalonga Becomes a Popular Destination after Greek Series ''The Island''

After the screening of the popular Greek TV series "Island", half a million visitors chose to spend their holidays not only on the island of Spinalonga,...