Greece

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Greek leader declines meeting with UK deputy PM after Rishi Sunak’s snub
Kyriakos Mitsotakis ‘deeply disappointed’ after Sunak talks cancelled amid Parthenon sculptures row

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

28, Nov, 2023 @9:26 AM

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Greek PM bemoans lack of progress on return of Parthenon marbles
Kyriakos Mitsotakis to raise issue of ‘reunification’ of sculptures when he meets Rishi Sunak this week

Jessica Murray and agencies

26, Nov, 2023 @1:28 PM

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‘Fire on fire’: how migrants got blamed for Greece’s devastating blazes
In August, wildfires in Evros killed a group of people, including children, passing along a well-trodden migration route. Locals and politicians made the victims scapegoats for the disaster

Words by Katy Fallon and Giorgos Christides. Photographs by Alexandros Avramidis

23, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘They’ll see she was extraordinary’: Callas centenary inspires new generation to find the real Maria
Films, shows and a new museum seek to capture the charisma of the great soprano

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

19, Nov, 2023 @9:15 AM

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‘We’re at a tipping point’: mission to save identity of Greece’s Cyclades isles
Absence of visitors during Covid inspired a plan to help local people protect its culture from tourism

Helena Smith in Athens

20, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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‘They don’t go for jewellery any more’: Olive oil theft on the rise in Greece
As poor harvests send prices soaring, one raid mounted on a quiet rural grower netted an illicit haul worth €300,000

Helena Smith in Athens

14, Oct, 2023 @3:42 PM

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Colourful beauty of Parthenon marbles revealed in scientific analysis
Innovative scanning techniques show painting of sculptures was potentially as intricate as their carving

Esther Addley

10, Oct, 2023 @11:01 PM

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We’ve bought a house in Greece – will we pay tax if we sell our UK home?
Owning the two properties is part of our transition into retirement

Virginia Wallis

09, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Panathinaikos fans’ ‘Free the boys’ banner a stark reminder of dark forces
A shocking affront to their neighbours AEK Athens is further evidence of rising far-right activity at football across Europe

Nick Ames European sports correspondent

01, Oct, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Were the Beatles used as propaganda by Greece’s military rulers?
Junta hoped group’s devotion to the country would help offset global condemnation, says veteran journalist

Helena Smith in Athens

30, Sep, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘The earth is sick’: Storm Daniel has passed, but Greeks fear its deathly legacy
Thessaly, one of Greece’s breadbaskets, has been left devastated with crops ruined and animals dead

Clea Skopeliti

29, Sep, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Weather tracker: South Africa floods kill at least 11 people
Cape Town mayor declares major incident as roads closed and 80,000 people left without electricity

Alice Fowle and Morgan Thomas (MetDesk)

29, Sep, 2023 @7:39 AM

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