Life on Spinalonga
Little by little, life returned to the island and the infected learned to live with their disease. New residents were assigned apartments or houses, most of which were in poor condition, and had to live together in cramped quarters. Many of the patients were eventually able to practice their professions, marry and start families. On the island there was a school, hospital, cinema and theater, as well as taverns and some small stores. Later, relatives were allowed to visit the sick on Spinalonga, when leaving the island they had to go through the disinfection room, where they were disinfected with acid. Nevertheless, the disease remained present: more islanders died on Spinalonga than were able to be buried in the cemetery, as a consequence many graves remained nameless.