Fleeing The Cities in Hard Times

“With one thousand workers losing their job every day, Greeks have had to find some way to survive. As this fascinating report shows, many have done that by returning from the desolate cities to the farms.

When the financial crisis hit, Thessaloniki banker Kostas Bozos went back to basics. He returned to his family village for an education in farming from his ageing father and then on to a local agricultural college to finesse those skills into winemaking and marketing. It’s a move that more and more Greeks are making in response to the crisis. “I think everybody should have done the same because we can’t expect anything from the government. They are useless so we have to do it by ourselves”, says Alexandra, a businesswoman.”


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