Lonely Planet Writer

German tourists pay ‘war reparations’ in the Peloponnese

The historic town of Nafplio.
The historic town of Nafplio. Image by troy mckaskle / CC BY-SA 2.0

A couple of German tourists in Greece visited the town hall in Nafplio, a historic town and major seaport in the Peloponnese, to give a cheque for €875 to the mayor. They explained it was, according to their estimate, the amount every German owed Greece for WWII reparations, but that they didn’t have enough money to pay for two people. The money has reportedly been donated to a local charity. The tourists wanted to make up for their government’s refusal to pay war reparations to Greece, whose forced loan to the Nazis during WWII financially ruined the country. Read more: theguardian.com