Why should foreign governments and international funds spend hundreds of billions of euros in emergency aid to rescue Greece from ruin when — despite a youth unemployment rate topping 52 per cent — many young Greeks do not seem interested in working at all?
That is one of many riddles that the new Greek government must try to solve amid opprobrium and often downright anger from northern neighbours such as Germany, who very reluctantly have been helping Athens to pay its bills.
Santorini deserves its reputation for dazzling sunsets. This nightly drama is best enjoyed from the balconies of Oia's stunning whitewashed hotels or from ancient stone walls built into the steep cliffs that overlook a volcanic lagoon and the Aegean Sea.
Oia and other villages on the island of Santorini (also known as Thera) provide thousands of jobs in the tourism industry. However, almost none of the hospitality workers on the island are Greek.