"Today, eight years after the Greek people learned the bad news about the memoranda from this island, we have come to a point when we are leaving the difficult days behind us (...) we have entered into the final stretch before a final and clean exit from the period of aggressive austerity and suffocating surveillance that had a heavy cost," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday at Kastellorizo.

Tsipras visited Kastellorizo to inaugurate two desalination units on the island.