Ikaria, a 250 square mile island, wants to leave Greece and join Austria which is 1242 miles away from the small Greek island, Italian daily "Libero" reported.
The roots behind such a bizarre decision dated back to 1912 in the midst of the Turkish-Italian War. The islanders made advantage of that historical moment and declared their independence from the Ottoman Empire. In the same year, they signed a 100 year agreement to join Greece which is set to expire this week.
Now as the crisis takes its toll on the islanders, they think to join another European state for a better future.
"To remain independent is difficult for us; we want to connect to another state. Of course, we won't ask Turkey; we prefer to join Austria," said an Ikaria resident according to the report.
In the meantime, the islanders have some basic demands from Athens should they agree to renew their agreement.
"If they can't assure us now new roads and a new hospital, we may decide to break away from Athens," the report quoted another Ikaria resident as saying.
Nota: Pode ser que alguém queira a Madeira, mas com o D. Alberto João!!!!!