The Greece I know

The Greece I know

11 June 2012
The Greece I know

As the first country to fall victim to the euro crisis, Greece has spent more than two and a half years in the global spotlight. Yet, I never cease to be amazed at the contrast between the Greece that I read about in foreign newspapers and the Greece that I've known since childhood -- the Greece in which I live today.

When I think of modern Greece, I think of remote mountain villages and secluded Aegean islets, pristine areas where the resplendent Greek way of life has remained untouched by the ages. These tranquil, patient and welcoming communities are found in every corner of our diverse country. Yet, they are seldom mentioned in conversation today, heavily obscured instead by a supranational crisis for which they bear no responsibility....

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