Interviews

Exclusive Interview with Olga Vasdeki, Greek Olympian, Triple Jump Star

Three-time Olympian and Greek triple jumper Olga Vasdeki spoke with Greek Reporter recently about her long and successful career in track and field. When asked how she has been in Greece during the quarantine, she shared that in Greece they...

Why I Feel Safe in Greece: Chinese Expatriate on "The Best Decision of His Life"

Greece has been one of the success stories in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and as some expatriate professionals living in the country say, there is perhaps no other place in the western world safer than Greece. Among them is...

Greek Antiquities Expert Foils Auction of Priceless Artifacts from 480 BC

Greek professor Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis, who has been previously profiled in Greek Reporter for his relentless pursuit of art thieves, has once again stopped what would have been another theft of a priceless piece of Greek history. A Greek wine...

John DeDakis Talks ‘The Situation Room,’ New Book and Digital Age

Author and journalist John DeDakis spoke with Greek Reporter recently about his new book "Fake (A Lark Chadwick Mystery)" and his Greek heritage. The longtime television editor explains "I was a copy editor for CNN's 'The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer'...

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)...