Humans of Poros – Virginia Kalyvas (3)

How would our regular day in Galatas look like? Well, I would meet him at the ouzerie at around noon, then come home by boat, I would cook some Greek food, no meat though as George wasn't a big meat eater. We would eat a lot of pastas,...

Humans of Poros – Virginia Kalyvas (2)

At the end of 1959 I met my future husband. We met at a bar. I was doing some proof reading work at night for the Athens News at the time and I had a lot of expat friends including some well known writers. We all used to meet at Apotses, a...

Humans of Poros – Virginia Kalyvas (1)

My family and I come from South Australia, near Murray river, where I spent the first 8 years of my life. My grand father came to Australia from Scotland in 1880's, where he founded a pastoral company. He then met my grandmother who was of...

Humans of Poros – Pamela Jane Rogers (2)

"My life on Poros? I gladly immersed myself in the island life here because it made sense to me. I spent my high school years in Morehead City, NC. Except for the mountains of Greece, that town on the ocean and Greek seacoast towns have...

Humans of Poros – Pamela Jane Rogers (1)

My earliest memory is making pictures on my parents new bedroom wallpaper with bright red nail polish. I was about three, and my art was not at all appreciated, but I was soon supplied with paints and paper! At eight, I declared to my...

Humans of Poros – Spyros Pavlou (3)

Vangelia and I have two kids: Dimitris is 18 and he wants to study mathematics at the university. Michael is 14 and is very handy. He wants to be a cargo boats' mechanic. They are very different, but both follow what they love. I often...

Humans of Poros – Spyros Pavlou (2)

We decided to make our relationship with Vangelia more official. I went to her mother (Vangelia lost her father when she was very young) and asked for her hand. We got married in 1997 and have been happy ever since! Vangelia was the reason...

Humans of Poros – Spyros Pavlou (1)

https://youtu.be/_CnWSNYmnR8 I was born and grew up here on Poros. My family is local here, since 17th century more or less. Before that, we managed to find out, we probably came from Micro Asia. We don't know exactly from where, but our relatives and grandfathers...

Humans of Poros – Vangelis Papathimiopoulos (3)

Some of the most memorable and also the worst moments of my job? I have seen it all pretty much. There was this one time I had to recover 3 dead bodies of the Romanians from the sewage. I had to go down and collect them myself and you...