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Greece economic crisis pushes city dwellers to countryside

2 May 2012 Last updated at 06:16 BST

The long-lasting economic crisis in Greece is forcing people like Dimitrios Psiomiadis to abandon cities in favour of the countryside.

The electrician and his family swapped Thessaloniki for a plot of land in the small village his family is originally from.

According to a survey by the Greek Agriculture Ministry, almost 70% of Athens and Thessaloniki residents are considering the idea.

Eric Camara reports.