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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 of Spinalonga, or Kalydon, as it is officially known, is located in the famous Gulf...

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 site onto UNESCO's World Heritage List. Colletta gave her remarks to the local authorities, and these...

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 "World Heritage Site". The Central Archaeological Council of Greece had earlier given its approval to the...

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 that it now ranks second only to the archaeological site of Knossos in terms of...

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. However, several of these “creepy” places are visited by thousands of travelers and thrill seekers...

Greece's Top 10 Archaeological Sites

Explore TripAdvisor's list of top ten historic sites and landmarks worth visiting in Greece, based on travelers' votes. Get your ticket, fasten your seatbelt and follow us on a quick but refreshing trip to Greece. Acropolis Acropolis is one of the most famous and...

3 Greek Hotels Among Europe's Top 25

The Australian Business Insider published a list of the Top 25 hotels in Europe, based on critiques and awards received from well-established travel websites, such as Travel + Leisure, Fodor and TripAdvisor. The list of the 25 best hotels in...