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Fortress of Spinalongaon Crete, Greece

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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.
Fortress of Spinalonga, 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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#2Climbing on the fortress of Spinalonga on CreteClimbing on the fortress of SpinalongaЛеся Кречетова

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

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Location: Spinalonga island

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from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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