The murals on the upper floor of the house ©Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi.

Building 102

The building with the conventional number 102 is located on the central road of the settlement, north of the Church of Saint Panteleimon. It is a two-story building with a relatively high-ceiling ground floor space, which communicates with the auxiliary space of the kitchen to the south.

The murals that have been uncovered on the upper floor, dating back to the time of the Leper Colony, are of particular interest. The painter depicts people in everyday scenes amid oversized birds and exotic trees. The seaplane in the upper left corner, a reference to the seaplanes of the British airline Imperial Airways that used to land in the Gulf of Elounda in the Interwar period, indicates that the painter is inspired by the Spinalonga world, which he recreates with popular fiction elements.

Click here to see the 3D reconstruction.

Photo Gallery

The mural on the western wall. ©Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi.

The two-story house 102 before the restoration works. ©Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi.

The mural on the northern wall. ©Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi.