I Kathimerini
Kathimerini front page.jpg
The newspaper's 10 August 2005 front page
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Kathimerini Publishing S.A (100%)(Alafouzos Family)
Founder(s)Georgios Vlachos
PublisherThemistoklis Alafouzos
Managing editorAlexis Papahelas
Political alignmentLiberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
HeadquartersFalireos kai Makariou 2, 185-47, Neo Faliro

I Kathimerini (Greek: Η Καθημερινή, pronounced [i kaθimeriˈni], meaning "The Daily") is a daily, political and financial morning newspaper published in Athens. Its first edition was printed on September 15, 1919.[1] It is published in the Greek language, as well as in an abridged English-language edition. Kathimerini traditionally supports the New Democracy party.[2][3][4]

The English edition is sold separately in the United States and as a supplement to the international edition of The New York Times (formerly the International Herald Tribune) in Greece and Cyprus, and is also available online.[5]

In November 2008 a Kathimerini Cypriot weekend edition began to circulate.[6]

Kathimerini is also affiliated with the weekly newspaper Athens Plus published by I Kathimerini S.A. and the International Herald Tribune.[7]


Kathimerini was founded by Georgios Vlachos, a prominent antivenizelist, in 1919 and was later inherited by his daughter Helen Vlachos (Eléni Vláchou) and her husband, retired submarine commander Constantine Loundras.[1] Considered a high-quality[citation needed] broadsheet, Kathimerini is traditionally perceived as one of the main[citation needed] conservative voices of Greek media.[8] The newspaper was highly critical of Eleftherios Venizelos in the early 20th century, and also opposed Georgios Papandreou in the postwar years.

It maintains a traditional layout, with its original griffin logo, and incorporates illustrated glossy inserts in its Sunday edition. Vlachou sold the company shortly before her death to George Koskotas and it passed in October 1995 to Aristeidis Alafouzos,[1] a real estate developer and shipping magnate who died in 2017; he was succeeded by his son Themistoklis Alafouzos.[citation needed]


Kathimerini's daily edition circulation figures are not available since the newspaper has prohibited press agencies from releasing such data.[9] Its Sunday edition had a circulation of 95,007 in January 2014.[9]

Editing staff


Kathimerini is published by Kathimerini Publishing SA.[10] This company was previously listed on the Athens Stock Exchange but it was delisted on December 2015.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Doudaki, Vaia; Boubouka, Angeliki (2019-08-14). Discourses of Legitimation in the News: The Case of the Economic Crisis in Greece. Routledge. pp. 2021–2022. ISBN 978-0-429-59015-3.
  2. ^ Kostopoulos, Christos (2020-09-10). Journalism and Austerity: Digitization and Crisis During the Greek Memoranda. Emerald Group Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-83909-416-3. the conservative Kathimerini, which traditionally supports the Nea Dimokratia party.
  3. ^ Clogg, Richard (1987). Parties and Elections in Greece: The Search for Legitimacy. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-0794-5. Kathimerini , for instance , while broadly committed to support for ND
  4. ^ Hovardas, Tasos (2014-07-01). ""Playing With Fire" in a Pre-Election Period: Newspaper Coverage of 2007 Wildfires in Greece". Society & Natural Resources. 27 (7): 689–705. doi:10.1080/08941920.2014.901462. ISSN 0894-1920. S2CID 153845842. Kathimerini, which supported the governmental party of New Democracy, and Eleftherotypia, which supported the party of PASOK.
  5. ^ "Kathimerini English edition website". ekathimerini.com. Kathimerini. Archived from the original on 2021-12-06. Retrieved 2021-12-06.
  6. ^ Κυκλοφορεί από σήμερα "Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ" της Κύπρου (in Greek). kathimerini.gr. 2008-11-02. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  7. ^ "Athens Plus wins award". ekathimerini.com. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  8. ^ World Press Review. "Reconstructing Iraq". June 2003 (vol. 50, No. 6).
  9. ^ a b "Πτώση στις κυκλοφορίες των εφημερίδων για το 2013". Newsbomb.gr. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Kathimerini Publishing SA - Company Profile and News - Bloomberg Markets". www.bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  11. ^ "Kathimerini shares delisted from Greek bourse". ekathimerini.com. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2017.