106 year old Yiayia Stavroula shares her secrets to longevity

106-year-old Yiayia Stavroula Katsarou lives in a lovely little home in the village of Ano Myrtia, Aitoloakarnania, located in Central Greece.

Stavroula has never taken medication in her 106 years on earth and says her village life with little stress, clean air, organic food and contact with nature is what has helped her lead a long and healthy life.

While being interviewed by HuffPost Greece, she has a little trouble hearing however her son Nikos, who she calls her “guardian angel”, helps recount memories of the horror of the wars, the child she lost and buried with her own hands in the Second World War and the battle of Myrtia (July 10, 1943) where she watched German planes bombing her home.

When asked how she managed to reach 106 without ever taking medication or going to visit a doctor, she responded, “Here life is simple. Everything is simple. The air is clean. What we eat is pure. Stress has no place here and money has no value here either.”