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Tag: Spinalonga

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop becomes honorary citizen of Greece

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop becomes honorary citizen of Greece

Victoria Hislop, the renowned author of bestsellers including “The Island”, “Those Who Are Loved”, “The Return” and “Cartes Postales from Greece,” can now officially consider herself a Greek. Greece’s President, Katerini Sakellaropoulou…

Spinalonga nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site 2

Spinalonga nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site

The Culture Ministry of Greece has submitted the final nomination file for the island of Spinalonga to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. “It will be Crete’s first site to be included on the UNESCO…

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Robbery on small Greek island once used as leper colony

Authorities have reported a robbery at Spinalonga, a tiny Greek island once used as a leper colony. Police reported that power tools were used to break into the archaeological site at the…

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