Despoina Achladioti settles on the island of Ro
1927

Despoina Achladioti settles on the island of Ro

The lady of Ro. She earned the title by dedicating her life to the small and remote island. She was born in Kastelorizo in 1890 but settled with her husband on the small island in 1927. When her husband died in 1940, she continued living there with her mother, and when she died in 1943, Despoina remained on the island until her death in 1982. During the German occupation, she gave refuge to the members of the Sacred Band, and she did not leave her island even when it became a target for bombing. In 1975, when a Turkish journalist and two accomplices tried to raise the Turkish flag on Ro, DespoinaAchladioti reacted immediately and took the foreign flag down.