"On the Greek island of Ikaria, life is sweet . . . and very, very long. What is the locals' secret?" from The island of Long Life by Andrew Anthony Few countries have received more media attention in recent years and even fewer have been represented in such vastly divergent ways. There's a downside to all this attention: everyone seems to have something final to say about Greece. News headlines replace people's individual stories, impressions substitute facts, characters take the place of people.