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

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] and it is considered the leading newspaper in Greece, with both the highest circulation and a strong digital presence.

It is published in Greek and there is also an English edition, both print and digital. “Kathimerini English Edition” is published in Greece and Cyprus along with the "New York Times International”. KATHIMERINI also produces a wide range of leading magazines, including “Vogue Greece” with “Conde Nast International”, as well as publications for “The Walt Disney Company Greece”.

Considered Greece's paper of record, KATHIMERINI traditionally identifies with a broad range of the political spectrum, from the liberal center to the moderate right,[2][3][4] while covering the positions and hosting analyses from all the main political parties and opinions from columnists with different points of view.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


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.[2] 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.[3] Its Sunday edition had a circulation of 95,007 in January 2014.[3]

Editing staff


Kathimerini is published by Kathimerini Publishing SA.[4] This company was previously listed on the Athens Stock Exchange but it was delisted on December 2015.[9]


  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. ^ a b World Press Review. "Reconstructing Iraq". June 2003 (vol. 50, No. 6).
  3. ^ a b c "Πτώση στις κυκλοφορίες των εφημερίδων για το 2013". Newsbomb.gr. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Kathimerini Publishing SA - Company Profile and News - Bloomberg Markets". www.bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  5. ^ Kounalaki, Xenia. "Time for Greece's center-left to cast off old party habits | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  6. ^ Newsroom. "Androulakis: Greece follows EU example of dispatching defensive material to Ukraine | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  7. ^ Newsroom. "NATO Summit a 'diplomatic Waterloo' for Greece, says Tsipras | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  8. ^ Newsroom. "Nikos Kotzias in Kathimerini: Foreign policy and exploratory talks | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  9. ^ a b "Kathimerini shares delisted from Greek bourse". ekathimerini.com. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  10. ^ Newsroom. "KKE walks out of Novartis case investigating committee | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  11. ^ Newsroom. "Varoufakis calls for Greek bankruptcy inquiry | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.