Island of Lepers: Spinalonga, Greece

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Contributor Grigorelis created this memorable drone video of a little known Greek island called Spinalonga.  It actually wasn't originally a separate island; it was created by the Venetians, who controlled Crete for a time and "disconnected" Spinalong from the thin peninsula which had connected it to the Crete mainland, building a large fortress upon it.  In the 20th century, Spinalonga served as a leper colony, the last such instance to remain active in Europe.

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