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Fortress of Spinalonga on Crete

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Place name: Fortress of Spinalonga

The fortress of Spinalonga on the island was built by Venetians, thus trying to make the island inaccessible. They established a fortress on the former site of the Acropolis, and so Mirabello bay and Spinalonga Bay were protected from enemies.

Now the fortress remained only ruins, three bastions that still remind us of its past greatness. At the top of the fortress there is a statue of "Floating Man" - it symbolizes suicide, which was not uncommon for the island, whose inhabitants were only leprosy patients.

Region: Crete, Greece

Location: Spinalonga island

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

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Climbing on the fortress of Spinalonga on Crete
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Reach the island and climb to the highest point of the fortress, offering magical views of Crete.

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