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Exclusive Interview: The 113 Year Old Greek Supercentenarian

She is considered to be the oldest woman in Greece being in her 114th year of life. Katerina, or Ekaterini, Karnarou was born in Grylos, a village of Greece’s Peloponnese, in 1905.
A few days before her birthday, we visited her home in the town of Krestena where she lives today with her numerous family members, including her great-great-grandchild.
Her life, that spans throughout Greece’s modern history, wasn’t easy. “I went through a lot of difficulties in my life, but I was in company of good people,” she notes.

Katerina karnarou was born on July 25th, 1905 according to official documents.

“In life you don’t have a choice when you have people that need you, you just keep going.”
Karnarou was also rejected initially by her husbands’ family, and a trick of the era was needed so she could marry the man she loved.
“We had an amazing marriage, but he died young though and I was left alone to raise our children,” she says noting that her husband’s family accepted her and supported her.
Watch the exclusive interview with the Greek supercentenarian and get a 114 year old perspective on Greece:

The oldest woman ever, whose age had been verified, was Jeanne Calment (1875-1997) of France, who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days.

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