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Separate topic for semi-supercentenarians and supercentenarians from Greece. We probably can't create a good list of top 10 oldest living people in Greece, so it would be best to post all known people aged 107+ here.

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Eleni Tzovolou (Greek: Ελένη Τζόβολου) - of Trechlo, Kalavryta Municipality, Western Greece - passed away on 6 August 2021, at the age of 111.

 

16 Sept 2021:

"She was already 34 years old and the mother of three children when the German stukas (Junkers Ju 87) mercilessly hit her village and the neighboring villages, Manesi and Lapata

KALAVRITA. The first dead next to them had fallen but she had managed to save her children. But the Germans returned determined to proceed with an air clearing. In the next attack of the stukas, the bomb fell very close. The fragment hit Nikos's eldest son fatally. He was then only five years old . "She was slightly injured in her left hand, I was saved as the fragments stopped in the basket. I was only a month old and fortunately I was covered… " . Memories of 78-year-old Nikos Tzovolos today for the mother of Eleni Tzovolos, of the Kanellopoulos family, who recently passed away, on the day of the Savior (6/8/2021) at the age of 111.

The centuries-old and older Kalavrita from Trechlo (second older Achaea), the late Eleni, lived everything! Two World Wars, the Civil War and of course the Kalavrita Holocaust.

Difficult years

Those years in the province were difficult. Hard work in the fields for women and men, along with the upbringing and care of children. The wood for the fire in the back and the responsibility for the grazing and milking of the cow, for the milk of the children, daily. The summer was spent with a lot of work in the vineyard and the fields. The tragedy found her there, during the bombing of July 29, 1943. And it was not the only tragedy she was to experience!

"My father Dimitris left unjustly, in 1948, during the guerrilla war. The weight of the multiple blow of fate fell on her. "Apart from her eldest son and her husband, at some point she would have to leave some of us," she says. Livelihood needs forced Eleni, Nikos (s.s. took the name of his dead brother of honor) as well as my sisters Anastasia (Anasto) and Chrysoula to immigrate to the USA.

"Anasto was the first to leave for Connecticut. Then I in Boston with my mother. Chrysoula for the USA followed. Bitter, hard work for everyone in America. Nikos deals with construction. They live with his wife Anna and his mother. At some point, of course, the difficulties pass. In fact, when life is generously given to the mother, the end came but it was full of joys. Nine great-grandchildren and the great-great-grandson were added to Eleni's life. "She stood up until she was 105 and for a few more years in a wheelchair, enjoying the joy until she was 108 when she fell asleep."

Secret of longevity

"In the winter, after returning from the USA, we spent it in Patras and in the summer in the village with us, together with all her loved ones. With the memories alive. From his father who worked in the fields but also as a shoemaker. In its apple trees and walnuts. "I remember the mother with her animals, the first cow she brought from her village of Lagovouni to make milk and tame the bull that made the family's fields."

"She had her own worldview, mainly in terms of upbringing and nutrition. Meat, legumes, vegetables, dairy, wheat and corn, all ours. Until a few years ago, when she lay down and was bedridden, she lived without medication. "My wife Anna and I had a fight but unfortunately we lost her recently," Nikos Tzovolos told OtK.

Nikos Tzovolos always remembers the fragment in his mother's left wrist from the German attack. His name, the one he took from his dead brother and this mark on her hand will remind him of a life full of bitterness, struggle and victories!"

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Olga Martini-Ntaska (Greek: Όλγα Μαρτίνη- Ντάσκα) - of Polydroso, Thesprotia, Epirus - passed away on 1 September 2021 at the age of 109.

She was born in February 1912 in the same place.

 

6 Sept 2021:

"The announcement of the Polydrosos Brotherhood of Epirus

The centuries-old grandmother Olga Daska, who lived in Polydroso, Thesprotia, Epirus, died at the age of 111.
The centenarian Olga Daska passed away at the age of 111, in Polydroso, Thesprotia, Epirus.

Ms. Olga was born in February 1912 and despite her advanced age, she was in excellent mental condition, according to local media.

"Warm condolences on behalf of the Brotherhood of Polydrosites everywhere in the family of our fellow villager Olga Daska, the Martini family. He left on September 1, 2021, about 110 years old! It was the longest in our village and the main one, as her niece Evangelia Martini often wrote, had 400! In fact, he did not fail to honor the festival of Agia Paraskevi every year. Have a good trip, lady - Olga! Your memory is eternal ", the Brotherhood emphasizes."

(source: epiruspost.gr)

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Something quite interesting.

According to the official COVID stats for the last week there is a person aged 112 with COVID (so older than the oldest living known public case-Mrs Proiou-Dimitriadou)

https://m.naftemporiki.gr/story/1856294?

The admission of new COVID-19 patients to the hospitals of the territory is 190 (daily change -2.56%). The average seven-day admission is 208 patients. The median age of cases is 36 years (range 0.2 to 112 years), while the median age of death is 79 years (range 0.2 to 106 years)


   
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Magdalini Pavlidou (born June 1915) came unto the news after a recent interview of her as one of the last survivors of the Pontic Genocide.

She lives in Charitomeno, Drama. Her daughter, aged 83, takes care of her.

https://www.ethnos.gr/greece/amp/208436/magdalhnhpaylidoy107etonstoethnosgrhgenoktoniatonpontionoposthnezhsaakoygafoneskainomizaotiakomhgiamenafonazanoitoyrkoi


   
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 Place of
 Rank Name Birth  Death Agebirthdeath
1Konstantinos Papadamis26 Dec 19004 Aug 2010109 years, 221 days??
2Stelios Fragiadoulakis15 Dec 191215 Mar 2021108 years, 91 daysCreteCrete
 3Lambis Kounoupas1 Nov 190510 Sept 2013107 years, 314 daysCreteCrete
 4Giannis Papadimitriou29 Mar 191225 Dec 2019107 years, 271 daysPhocisAthens
 5Emmanuel Kriaras28 Nov 190622 Aug 2014107 years, 267 daysPiraeusMacedonia (Greece)
 6Zaharias Diafas10 Mar 188723 Mar 1994107 years, 13 days??
 
Emigrants (107+)
 
 Rank Name Birth  Death AgeBirthDeath
 1Gregory Pandazes15 Jan 187322 Dec 1983110 years, 341 daysLesbosUSA
 2Frank Fountas15 Aug 18984 Nov 2008110 years, 81 days?USA
 3Giorgios Katsaros20 Dec 188822 Jun 1997108 years, 184 days?USA
 4Nick Manis3 May 190325 Oct 2011108 years, 175 days?USA
 5Nicholas Salamis13 Aug 189715 Oct 2005108 years, 63 daysSamosCANADA
 6Peter Dandos7 Jan 189614 Mar 2003107 years, 56 days?USA

Data on 22.05.2022.


   
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Some more cases

Charalampos Mitsoglou Χαράλαμπος Μήτσογλου (10 February 1902 – 2 September 2015)

Elias Athanasiades Ηλίας Αθανασιάδης (14 May 1891 – fl.25 November 2004) 

Panagiotis Drosos Παναγιώτης Δρόσος (1906- fl.5 December 2017)

Tryfon Sivenas Τρύφων Σίβενας (1905-June 2015)

Manolis Peponis Μανόλης Πεπόνης (1910-Απρίλιος 2019)

Antonis Sagonas Αντώνης Σαγώνας (1910-12 November 2018)

Konstantinos Oikonomidis 109? https://www.google.com/amp/s/e-thessalia.gr/pethane-109-eton-o-protos-aftokinitistis-tou-volou/amp/

Michaelis Roumpeidis (1910 - ?). He was interviewed on 28 October 2017. https://www.militaire.gr/%CE%B2%CE%B5%CF%84%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%BF%CE%B9-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%AD%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%82-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-40-%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%BF%CF%8D%CE%BD-%CE%B5%CF%84%CF%8E%CE%BD-107-%CE%BA/


   
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@pavlos123 Most of the cases you cited are most likely exaggerated claims. It is even worse in Greece than in other parts of the Balkans.


   
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@pavlos123 Panagiotis Drosos Παναγιώτης Δρόσος died on 26.09.2020. with an increased 114 years...

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Another source says that he died at the age of 108. (Claimed that he was born in 1906, but his birth is more likely in 1911).

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 Region of
 Rank Name Birth  Death Agebirthdeath
1Gregory Pandazes15 Jan 187322 Dec 1983110 years, 341 daysLesbosUSA
2Frank Fountas15 Aug 18984 Nov 2008110 years, 81 days(Unknown)USA
3Giorgos Katsaros20 Dec 188822 Jun 1997108 years, 184 daysAmorgosUSA
4Nick Manis3 May 190325 Oct 2011108 years, 175 days(Unknown)USA
5Nicholas Salamis13 Aug 189715 Oct 2005108 years, 63 daysSamosCANADA
6Nedelcho Boikov4 Apr 19125 Mar 2020107 years, 336 daysEvrosBULGARIA
7Peter Dandos7 Jan 189614 Mar 2003107 years, 56 days(Unknown)USA

Incomplete cases

 Region of
RankName Birth DeathAgebirthdeath
  —Alexandros Trigas187711 Jun 1986108 years, 0+ days(Unknown)USA
 
Data on 17.09.2022.

 

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