Politico: Where politics is a family affair

In July 2019 Kyriakos Mitsotakis became Greece’s prime minister,  signalling the restoration of one of the country’s most powerful political families after more than a decade of political and economic turmoil following the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Greek politics is incorrigibly dynastic. Since the end of military rule in 1974, leadership of theContinue reading “Politico: Where politics is a family affair”

LA Times: Wanted: People willing to live on a beautiful, remote Greek island

A small, windswept island off the coast of Greece has ample beauty, an ancient shipwreck and flocks of migratory birds. What it lacks is people. What’s happening on Antikythera is a microcosm of what’s going on in the entire country as Greece continues to deal with a demographic malaise exacerbated by the departure of youngContinue reading “LA Times: Wanted: People willing to live on a beautiful, remote Greek island”

Dancing on Dionysiou Areopagitou

Summer is here. When you wander a little further away from the crowds and scooters on Makriyanni St you can sometimes be rewarded by scenes like this… dancers practising at the foot of the Acropolis. It was beautiful and serene. Enjoy.

Rent a riot

For nearly a decade Athens’s Syntagma Square was the country’s theater of war, where Greeks angry at wage and pension cuts protested outside Parliament in a hail of stones and tear gas. But on Sunday, it was just a theater. Actors replaced anarchists. Extras stood in for riot cops. Everything rang mostly true: roars asContinue reading “Rent a riot”