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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.
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.
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Fortress of Spinalonga on the mapLocation: Spinalonga island
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More places to visit on Crete
The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.1
The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.14
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.22
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.29
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.15
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.22
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.45
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.39
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.30
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.21