Olous (Crete) 7 Elounta and causeway to Spinalonga - Ολούς

Ὀλοῦς - Olous, Archaic to Late Antique polis near Elounta and causeway to Spinalonga in Lasithi Crete
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Latitude: 35.257700
Longitude: 25.738800
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ὀλοῦς
Place ID: 353257POlo
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Lasithi
Mod: Elounta and causeway to Spinalonga

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Modern Description: It is an islet at the entrance of the Elounta bay. In antiquity there was a fortress of the Olounites. In 1579 the Venetians built a mighty fortress there, which remained under their rule even after the Ottoman occupation of Crete in 1669. During the last years of the Ottoman occupation, it was a safe refuge of Ottoman families. In 1903, by law of the Cretan government, it was appointed as thte place of stay for the lepers of Crete.

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