‘The flames were chasing us all the way to the water’: Video captures vicious wildfires that have killed dozens on Greece’s coastline and forced tourists to flee from beaches into the sea

Costas Baltas/Reuters Wildfires have at least 74 people dead and 100 others injured near Athens, Greece.  The flames show no signs of stopping with gale-force winds quickly intensifying the flames and hotter temperatures expected to hit the country. Many tourists and residents fled toward the coastline to escape the fires, but flames are moving closer […]

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece’s warning to Meghan Markle to ‘stay away’ from this

Meghan Markle, a former-actress, married into the British Royal Family on 19 May this year. The stunning brunette has impressed Britons and members of the Royal Family, if recent news to anything to go by. Meghan has been out at events with the Queen twice this month. However, the new royal was given some sage […]

The hounding of Greece’s former statistics chief is disturbing

IMAGINE the tale of Sisyphus, the mythical king doomed to spend eternity pushing a boulder up a hill only for it to roll back down, retold by Kafka. The result would be very like the tortuous story of Andreas Georgiou, Greece’s former statistics chief. Since 2011 Mr Georgiou has faced several criminal charges. One is […]

There’s no crisis in paradise: Tracing Greece’s youth ‘hippie trail’

Alex King September 26, 2017 Share this article In the midst of one of the worst financial crises the European Union has ever seen, young Greeks are finding freedom on the storied island of Ikaria. Athens-based journalist Alex King visits this new ‘hippie’ haven in search of the young people refusing the hand they’ve been […]