From my posts, it's easy to see that I love Greece. It has been an incredible journey, an incredible experience, and as soon as we can, we will return. Yes! Be warned, this post is not going to be pretty, but one that needs to be put out there. I tried to "roll" with it, but this Greek-American is somewhat more American when it comes to this next subject.
What's with the toilet paper disposal in Greece??
In a country that has bragging rights to so much history and discovery, who had a waste management system in the Minoan Palace at Knossos on the island of Crete in 1900 BC, still cannot handle toilet paper disposal into the toilets! The piping system is not made to handle paper. The cradle of civilization is unable to handle TP in a civilized manner.
The country that brought the world the likes of the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon, can surely figure out how to make throwing TP down the toilet ok. Hey perhaps, there are some other countries who figured it out first? Just a thought.
The conspiracy theorist that I am, led me at first to believe that it's a conspiracy with the manufacturers of TP, as you are required to use so much more to dispose of it properly into the lidded bins provided. But the word on the street, is the pipes are too small, even in new construction areas, even in luxury hotels. C'mon Greece... the Euro is healthy, invest in some bigger pipes.