During this podcast, our partner Stelios Lekakis (Mazomos) presents a case study on The Fortress of Spinalonga in Greece.

In discussion with Agiati Benardou from the Greek cultural Magazine, Lifo, he describes the establishment of the leper colony on the island, the living conditions, and the isolation of individuals affected by leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, in the early 20th century.

They also delve into the discovery of an effective treatment and the subsequent closure of the colony.

Despite its dark history, Spinalonga has evolved into one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations.

Click here to listen (Discussion in Greek). 


credit photo: Stelios Lekakis.