The Athenian, a unique picture of Greek history.

Greece has a large amount of printed newspapers and magazines. Fifteen daily national newspapers, sixteen sunday papers and ten weekly papers. Besides that, there are dozens of local and regional printed newspapers, and more than a hundred magazines. But printed Greek news in the English language is hard to find. For many years, I was a fan of Athens News, a newspaper which first appeared in 1952. I couldn’t properly read Greek in the 90’s, and when travelling through Greece, … Read More

My Greek wine tips

Greek wines are gaining more and more popularity. The quality is rising, there are more boutique wineries and the export is expanding. In 2011 my book Druiven en droesem, een reis langs Griekse wijngaarden was published. Since then, the Greek wine industry has developed extensively. Nowadays, there are more than 1200 wineries. They produce 2,1 milion hectoliters wine. Consumers abroad are getting slowly familiar with Greek grapes like Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko, Malagousia and Assyrtiko. A few weeks ago I sat down … Read More