The aim of the Bishop and the local officials is to find families with more than three children who are willing to relocate and live permanently on Antikythera island.
The authorities will provide each family with a monthly stipend of €572, free house, and even free food, if they make a permanent move to the island.
Antikythera is a small Aegean island just opposite from Kythera, a larger island, and it is located approximately halfway between Crete and the Peloponnese.
Despite their remote location, both Kythera and Antikythera belong administratively to the Greek capital. They are both part of the Attica region.
Since the project to attract young families to the island was made public, more than fifteen different families have called the local council to learn further details.
The council president says that local people are willing to host whoever would like to come and visit the island to gain a hands-on experience of its way of life.
Antikythera is famous for an ancient bronze machine which was discovered there in a shipwreck by a group of sponge divers. Christened by archaeologists ”The Antikythera Machine”, it is actually an ancient analog computer.