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TOUR TO SPINALONGA
SPINALONGA TOUR FOR SEASON 2014



Before the start of the new season, I decide to leave Crete forever. The reason is that in the last couple of years I was treated like a leper, I had enough to hear daily that I was dead or too old and senile or that I had a ban to go to the island because I told lies. I could not believe that people will say that after twenty five years successful guiding on this island. This story starts thirty years ago when I visited Spinalonga and heard that the lepers an acceptable life had on the island. It was not to believe and I decided to conduct an investigation that will take many years.

During this investigation I visited several lepers’ colonies around the world like in Hawaii, Suriname and in Far East, spoke with survivors and also I spoke with survivors and eyewitnesses from Spinalonga and all of them said the same that their life was a hell.

During investigation I found that the story of Spinalonga was not the pass but also the present if you look today around our community’s you will discover millions of modern lepers and thousands of Spinalongas in our towns, villages ,streets and some time under the roof of our houses. Who are these modern Lepers? I call modern lepers people that we do not accept because they are Aids patients, cancer patients, mentally and physically handicapped, people from a different faith, people with a different color skin or different languages , at the moment that we say far from me we banish this persons to a modern Spinalonga in our community .

So I found that Spinalonga could be a school to discover witch mistakes we make in the past and to avoid repeating in the present or the future. So I advised a businessman who was the owner of tourist boots to organize a tour to Spinalonga in that concept and that was a success for twenty five years.

Everything change when couple of business man they wanted to change the tour of Spinalonga and to advertise that Spinalonga was a little paradise for the lepers and also raise the prices. They ask me to help them and also to change my story.

I refused my cooperation and I quit. Later I try to continue my tour in my own way, and everyone become my enemy and began to treat me like a leper.

Here I would like to quote a Chinese proverb ADVISED A WISE MAN AND HE WILL BE WISER. ADVISED A STUPID HE WILL BE YOUR ENEMY.

After this story everyone will thing that I will advice not to visit Spinalonga, in the contrary My Advice is you must visit Crete and Spinalonga, you must discover the true story of this island and discover the mistakes that we made in the past and try to avoid in the present and in the future for the benefit of our modern lepers and for our descendants. To achieve this social goal I have for you a good and not expensive tour conceived.

If you are a visitor in Crete and you want to visit Spinalonga go to de village of ELOUNDA OR PLAKA with the public bus, departing every half hour with traditional boots to the island swoon you have more time to visit the island and make your own investigation. The return price for this boot trip is from Elounda 10 euro and from Plaka 8 euro. When you are on the island you don’t need any one to indoctrinate you with fairytales, think this If I was a leper and I must to live here the rest of my life in loneliness without my family, friends and I am suffering and I am helpless than you will discover the true life of the lepers on this island that I call THE ISLAND OF THE DAMNED. Further Look to the ruins and the new buildings and if you look carefully you will be able to see that this buildings where not restored but renewed. That is not a commercial advertisement, if you have any doubts many years ago during my investigation on the island I filmed the old Spinalonga if you are interested in this film with the title SPINALONGA SOUND AND IMAGE in your language ,you can order a DVD for the cost price of 6 euro plus 4 euro postal fee. To Order click books in this site

I WISH ALL OF YOU A BON VOYAGE TO CRETE AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT OF SPINALONGA.


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