Spinalonga upgrade to facilitate greater tourism


The mayor of Aghios Nikolaos in Crete, Antonis Zervos, revealed that the island of Spinalonga is expected to be upgraded in terms of infrastructure until the end of 2024 with the promotion of power and water supply and the creation of a biological waste water treatment.

Spinalonga, the second most visited archaeological site of Crete after Knossos was used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957, received 500,000 visitors in 2022 while over 3.5 thousands of people visited the island daily in August.

"The infrastructure should be improved in order to protect the monument and in parallel to have the necessary quality of services according to the large number of its visitors" Zervos said to AMNA.

It was stressed that this upgrade will not affect the character or burden the island even if it will facilitate the thousands of hundreds of people that visit every year through guided tours.

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