Interviews

Can Greece Become a Filming Hub? New Incentives Attract International Productions

With Mickey Rourke currently filming in Aegina and few more international projects lined up for the summer, Greece is in the process of making further improvements to its highly successful 2018 incentive scheme for audiovisual productions, with the aim...

First Hypercar Entirely Made in Greece Ready and Awaiting Launch

The sky is the limit for acclaimed Greek automotive engineer Spyros Panopoulos, who not only aspires to launch the first 100% Greek supercar, but also to introduce to the world a whole new category of high-performance vehicle, called the...

American Philhellene On How You Can Help Greece From Afar

Dorothy Lobel King, an American author and archaeologist who lives and works in London, is a noted philhellene who has spent much of her professional life writing about ancient Greece and its enormous contributions to western civilization. She is also...

The Greek Archaeologist Going After Auction Houses for Looted Antiquities

Professor Christos Tsirogiannis, a Greek forensic archaeologist who has discovered and reported numerous cases of looted ancient artifacts in Greece and elsewhere, has become a nuisance for the wealthy auction houses of New York and London. His investigations forced Christie's...

Greek Diaspora Struggles to Maintain Ties to Homeland in Coronavirus Times

By Sean Mathews As the coronavirus drags on and lockdown fatigue increases, Dino Gerousis says he has found himself dreaming of the small fishing villages on the Ionian island of Kefalonia an average of 3 times a week. For Gerousis, a...

Greeks Resort to Cutting Hair at Home as Black Economy Thrives Amid Lockdown

“I don't believe it,” says hairstylist Giannis Dionysopoulos of the the poll which showed that visiting the barbers or the hairdressers is a top priority for Greeks once the lockdown is lifted. Dionysopoulos, whose shop in the town of Pyrgos...

Irresponsible Ten Percent Threaten to Undermine Greek Coronavirus Success

Despite the travel restrictions imposed by Greek authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many city dwellers have still somehow managed to travel to the Aegean islands to celebrate Easter. Speaking to Greek Reporter on Friday, Jonathan Wickens, a...

The Quiet Earth: Seismic Noise in Greece Has Fallen Tenfold Since Lockdown

A study by Greek experts on "seismic noise" in the country since the imposition of the severe restrictions on movement this Spring has shown that this background noise has been reduced by a factor of ten. Seismic noise is a...

Greece to Lose At Least Half of Tourism Revenues Due to Coronavirus

The Greek tourist industry is facing an unprecedented crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and is set to lose at least fifty percent of its revenue in 2020, Grigoris Tasios, President of the Greek Hoteliers Association, said...

Greece's Aegean Islands Dread Spread of Coronavirus Over Easter

Following the imposition of curfew measures for Santorini and Mykonos on Sunday, mayors of some smaller Greek islands are demanding a ban on all arrivals, especially over Easter, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Among those islands is Tilos, in...

MSF Says Greece's Moria Migrant Camp is a Coronavirus "Time Bomb"

The migrant camp at Moria, on the island of Lesvos, the largest in Greece, is a "time bomb" waiting to explode as the coronavirus has spread to the local population, an official from the group Doctors without Borders (MSF)...

Greece Emerges as International Model for Coronavirus Early Response

Greece's early response to the Coronavirus pandemic has been praised by international experts as well as many media outlets. We asked an international health expert and a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Imperial College, Filippos Filippidis, to asses Greece's response. The early recognition...

Exclusive: What It’s Like to Live Under Coronavirus Lockdown in Italy

"We are totally in the black since yesterday evening, like we are under arrest.” So says Anna Ioanna Patiri, a Greek woman living in the town of Imola, just outside the northern Italian city of Bologna. She, along with...

The Greek Who Taught the Japanese to Eat Feta Cheese and Olive Oil

Pioneering businessman Thanasis Fragkis was the very first person to introduce traditional Greek products to Japan more than a decade ago. Olive oil, wine, feta cheese and Greek yogurt, relatively unknown food items to this Far Eastern country, are...

Homesteading British Couple Create Blissful Greek Haven on Crete

A millennial couple who quit their routine, predictable lives in the UK to live an alternative life outside a small village on the Greek island of Crete say that it was the "best decision they could have made." Stephanie and...