ithaca greece, kioni local 2004
Yiorgos the absent local
Yiorgos is in the unfortunate position of not being able to live on Ithaki full-time due to the lack of work on the island. His wife Roula sees him only on weekends and holidays when he comes from Athens, where he is the Manager of Pirelli Tyres. His dream was to live in Kioni, but for the time being he'll have to be satisfied with the frequent trips back and forth to the mainland. Big business on the island would undoubtedly ruin Ithaki and without it locals need to go elsewhere to financially support themselves and their families. For this problem there is no answer so far. We hope Yiorgos will not have to wait until retirement to settle in Kioni as the local he wants to be.