Greek President visits sole inhabitant of Kinaros


Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Wednesday visited the remote border island of Kinaros, where she met with its only inhabitant, Katerina Katsotourhi.

Located in the west of the islands of Leros and Amorgos, Kinaros is the second western-most island of the Dodecanese after Astypalea, and its coastline measures only 4.5 square kilometers.

“In a way, Kyra Rini symbolizes this year’s Christmas in a relevant way,” Sakellaropoulou said, referring to Katsotourhi in a traditional address form, “she lives alone and is courageous.”

The president noted that “this is what we are asked to be like, under these unique circumstances” in the pandemic.

President Sakellaropoulou pays visit to sole inhabitant at remote island of Kinaros. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

“I have been in quarantine for many years,” Katsotourhi had quipped earlier, according to the president, who expressed her best wishes to all Greeks from a remote corner of Greece.

Katsotourhi was born on the island of Amorgos and went to Kinaros with her family when she was 3. She migrated to Darwin in Australia in 1970 before moving back to Greece, to Kalymnos, in 1985.

She returned to Kinaros with her husband in 2000. She has been living there alone since her husband died in 2013.

After her two-hour visit, the president visited the monument of the Fallen Naval Officers, before returning to Athens. 

Sourced By: ANA-MPA




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