Multinationals, homegrown cartels and rising prices

The Greek prime minister’s recent letter to the president of the European Commission addressing the “asymmetric power of some large multinational companies,” brings an interesting question to the fore.

Ancient Nikopolis site excavation brings new findings to light

The Ministry of Culture announced that archaeological excavations of the ancient Nikopolis Agora in the Epirus region of northern Greece have brought new findings to light.

Sunken cargo vessel found after almost 50 years

A cargo ship that sank in 1976 with the loss of nine lives after colliding with another vessel as it exited the Corinth Canal has been found in the Megara Gulf.

Japanese princess Kako visits historic judo academy in Athens

The Princess of Japan, Kako, visited the historic Panellinios judo academy in Athens on Tuesday afternoon and met with young Greek judo athletes. 

‘Many rules are just thrown out the window’

Νot even nine months have passed since director Yorgos Lanthimos triumphed in Venice by winning the Golden Lion award with “Poor Things” and the Greek filmmaker managed to create yet another film.


Greece was very fortunate because it had a generation of Greek-American “giants” by its side upon whom it could rely whenever it faced difficulties. This was the generation that exerted immense pressure on Henry Kissinger after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and spent its political and economic capital to help Greece. 

Leg of lamb roasted with rosemary and wine 

Christoforos Peskias prepares a French-inspired lamb recipe with rosemary and wine.

Athenian tavernas: Serving up tradition

Where do you go when all you want is good food in an unpretentious setting? For us Greeks, the answer is the humble taverna. Here's our pick of the best haunts in Athens.

Red snapper soup with herbs and a pinch of cumin

The late Epiphanios of Mylopotamos, a monk and a chef who publicized the gastronomy and viticulture of Mount Athos to the wider world, made a cracking red snapper soup, with lots of herbs, but also cumin, which is unusual for fish. The small amount of cumin doesn’t define the dish, but it does make it spicier.

A load of delicious tripe

These five iconic eateries have resisted the passage of time and firmly established themselves in Athens and Thessaloniki’s culinary scenes.