The abandoned Gyaros prison, Greece, photo © Desertmed project

Would-be Paradise

January 2013

Desert islands for the taking
The economic crisis can certainly have peculiar side effects. Take Greece. It is now selling off its desert islands in an eleventh-hour
attempt to offset its considerable financial deficit. But there are in fact hundreds of such islands in the Mediterranean that continue to
entice and intrigue, which are meanwhile being explored and carefully catalogued by a jolly collective called Desertmed, and theirs is a very nice project indeed.