Greece Island of Ithaca - Meet the people of Ithaki 2005 Dodoros
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Dodoros Shepherd in the north
Dodoros has lived and herded goats on Ithaca for 35 years. He came to the island from Kandalini on the mainland, to settle in Platrithia. He walks the hills, mountains and valleys of Ithaca year in and year out, taking his goats to where the grass is greenest. One gets the distinct feeling that Dodoros is doing exactly what he likes to do. Whether he's moving his goats down through the slopes or sitting under a shady tree, taking his lunch break amidst nature, cutting pieces of bread from the loaf, topping it with tomato. Dodoros has a weathered, but warm face, and a surprisingly white smile he happily greets passers by with.