‘The Island of Tears’ Spinalonga.

Spinalonga (photograph by Ggia/Wikimedia) Abandoned: Mid-20th Century Eerie Elements: After being carved off Crete to be a fortress, Spinalonga — sometimes called the Island of Tears — last served as a leper colony in the 20th century. Can You Go? While once lepers shuddered to enter the island’s isolation through “Dante’s Gate,” now tourists are […]