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Climbing on the fortress of Spinalonga

Place: Fortress of Spinalonga on Crete, Greece

Spinalonga Island is surrounded by a fortress, protecting it from attacks that are on the island no one is afraid. Became a real prison for leprosy patients, the island has long been considered cursed, and all avoided it until a cure was found from this dreaded disease.

At the highest point of the castle you will see a statue of "Floating Man" - a symbol of suicides that have been on the island for many people the only way to deal with their illness.

Climb to the highest point of the fortress - here you can take a break from walking around the island, take a breath of fresh air, looking at the beauty of Crete.

Prices: €8 for the entrance to the island.

Location: Spinalonga island

Open hours: from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fortress of Spinalonga on the map

Fortress of Spinalonga
Fortress of Spinalonga#3 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.

#castles#sights#viewpointsCrete

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