05.10.2021 / 23:08

There is no reason to believe that those who have until now refused to get a Covid-19 shot will at some point come around to the idea of getting a vaccine.

20.01.2021 / 20:08

The attack could have left him permanently brain-damaged. It could even have killed him. That said, the assault on the 52-year-old Athens metro station master at Omonia last Wednesday should not surprise us. Blind violence is no rarity anymore. Remember how many rude awakenings, how many times we struggled to understand acts of great brutality, much less digest them.

01.01.2021 / 01:05

The road to “Freedom” – as the Greek government has dubbed its coronavirus vaccination drive – promises to be a bumpy one. 

28.09.2020 / 15:02

What is Greek gastronomy? What are its roots, how did it evolve through the ages and what is its future in the 21st century? How do we talk about Greek culinary culture today and, more importantly, how do we introduce it to people who have no particular knowledge of it?

26.06.2020 / 17:37

The historic Athens district of Plaka was almost deserted on a recent visit. Many shops were still closed and my joy at seeing a tourist couple in their mid-20s strolling around holding hands was so great I was tempted to welcome them.

06.02.2020 / 17:26

“On Samos, the system has collapsed,” a team from the Greek National Commission for Human Rights concluded in a recent report following a visit to the eastern Aegean island. This is what it says in its official statement; what it’s trying to say unofficially, though, is that the state has collapsed.

20.07.2018 / 08:56

With Greece entering peak tourism season, electronic tickets for some of Greece’s most popular museums and archaeological sites can now be purchased online at www.etickets.tap.gr, the Culture Ministry said on Thursday.

26.02.2018 / 17:49

Had Stavros Dimos chosen a different path in life, say science and being confined to the laboratory, he may have made some important discovery. But Dimos is not a scientist. He’s a chef, and a great one too.

09.09.2016 / 17:15

Together with early-bird tourists, we walked through the castle gates to meet the head of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Angeliki Simosi. She is just the right person to show us around the collection of exhibitions that opened in Niokastro in 2012.

31.08.2016 / 17:59

The results of submarine excavation work by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities are always impressive. Shipwrecks and sunken settlements scattered around Greece’s seas provide us with major finds which reveal secrets, confirm theories and enrich our knowledge.

22.10.2015 / 09:08

I watch hundreds of tourists disembark for the day from three huge cruise ships and wonder how many of them will visit the small nearby islet of Delos instead of the tourist mecca’s famous beaches.