Granny Stavroula just entered the 107th year of her long and fulfilled life. She lives in a small picturesque house in the village Ano Myrtia in Greece.
In 1943, she had to bury one son with her own hands. He was killed during the Battle of Myrtia, when the Nazis bombarded her village and the broader area.
When she suffers some minor health issues, she says that she consults a book she obtains in the 1950’s with “36 recipes of the Monk” written by Father Gymnasios.
For her longevity, she praises most of all the life in the village.
“Here life is simple. Everything is simple. The air is clean. What you eat is pure. Stress has no place here and the money has less value in this place.”