Is it possible for man to live all alone? Sostis, a 60 year-old former sailor, is the only human inhabitant of the volcanic islet of Palaia Kameni located in the caldera of Santorini.

He owns a dog, poultry and lives in a 10sqm house. The drooping economy has affected the lives of many.

Greece's economy is in recession for a fifth consecutive year and is seen contracting by 4.3 per cent this year as the government imposes austerity measures in exchange for financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

A glimpse of the life of the lone man in the islet:

Sostis enters the Saint Nicolas church on March 17, 2012 on the volcanic islet of Palaia Kameni located in the caldera of Santorini.Reuters
Sostis walks his dog.Reuters
Sostis walks towards his house.Reuters
Sostis feeds his chickens (bottom L) on a bay near his house.Reuters
Sostis makes coffee in his 10 sqm house.Reuters
Sostis (seen in the background), steers his fishing boat through the caldera of Santorini.Reuters
Sostis lights candles in the Saint Nicolas church.Reuters
A structure used as a toilet by Sostis.Reuters
Sostis drinks a cup of coffee by his house.Reuters
Sostis walks atop the islet.Reuters