Aris forced Panathinaikos’s first defeat in this season’s Super League on December 4, allowing AEK to go alone on top of the table, albeit having played one more game than second-placed Olympiakos and two more than Panathinaikos.
Aris won 3-1 in Thessaloniki thanks to goals by Danijel Cesarec in the 12th, Francis Dickoh in the 44th and Darcy Neto in the 48th minute, while Panathinaikos had equalized with Jean Alain Boumsong in the 38th in front of a capacity crowd at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.
AEK scored a hard-fought 1-0 win over visiting Kerkyra thanks to a Steve Beleck goal at the 76th minute, going one point above Olympiakos.
The score would have been much higher had it not been for a number of chances that went to waste for AEK, including hitting the woodwork twice.
Xanthi moved up to fifth by downing lowly Doxa Dramas 2-0 at Thessaloniki, as the Drama ground is not yet up to Super League standards.
The Thrace club had Petros Mantalos and Mauro Poy to thank for their goals at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium.
Doxa is still looking for its first goal in the Super League after four games.
PAOK followed up its 2-1 triumph over Tottenham for the Europa League on December 1 with a 2-2 draw at PAS Giannina, dropping to sixth.
Ibrahima Bakayoko scored twice for the host, but Stefanos Athanasiadis and Costin Lazar earned the Thessaloniki side a point.
Finally, Levadiakos and Panionios shared a goalless draw at Livadia.