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...

Humans of Poros – Vangelis Papathimiopoulos (2)

In the beginning we wanted to have 12 kids. We liked the number. A house full of kids. But in the end we stopped at 5. There is Thomas, who is 17 and he is the oldest, Michalis is 16, Daphne is 14, Zoe is 11 and the youngest, Lidia, is 9...

Humans of Poros – Vangelis Papathimiopoulos (1)

My father is from the north of Greece, from Macedonia. He comes from the little town of Kozani. He came to the Peloponnese because in winter there was no work for him in his home village. At the time there were many Greeks migrating from...

Humans of Poros – Mr Simos (2)

"I now work at La Frianderie. The owner Mr Tassos was an officer at the naval academy, responsible for the supervision of the bakery. Mr Tassos is also from Poros so he knew me anyhow and approached me to ask if I wanted to help. At the...

Humans of Poros – Mr Simos (1)

"I was born on Poros in 1943, one of two sons. My family owned two bakeries on Poros, known by our family name Asimomytis. Therefore, my first profession was baking. But my first passion was football. I started playing football at the age...

Humans of Poros – Yorgos Dimitriadis

"I was born in Athens, but I grew up on Poros and this is where I went to school. After finishing high school I registered for the university to study Christian Orthodox theology. I chose this subject as I was very interested in the...

Humans of Poros – Dorothy Mougiou

"I was born in England, but I grew up here in the village, not far from Poros. My mother is English, my father is Greek. They met in Greece when my mom came for holidays to Porto Cheli, a coastal town an hour drive from here. My father...