I Kathimerini
The newspaper's 10 August 2005 front page
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nees Kathimerines Ekdoseis Single Member S.A.[1] (100% Themistoklis Alafouzos)
Founder(s)Georgios Vlachos
PublisherThemistoklis Alafouzos
Managing editorAlexis Papahelas
Political alignmentConservatism
Economic liberalism
HeadquartersFalireos kai Makariou 2, 185-47, Neo Faliro, Piraeus, Athens

Kathimerini (Greek: Η Καθημερινή, [i.kaθimeriˈni]; lit.'The Daily') is a daily, political and financial morning newspaper published in Piraeus, Athens. Its first edition was printed on 15 September 1919.[2] Kathimerini is considered a newspaper of record[3] and the leading right-wing newspaper in Greece,[4] with the highest circulation[5] and a strong digital presence.

It is published in Greek and has 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 and publications for The Walt Disney Company Greece.

Considered a high-quality[6] broadsheet, Kathimerini began as hard-line conservative, today however identifies with a broad range of the political spectrum, from traditional liberalism to the main conservative right,[7][8][9] while covering the positions and hosting analyses from all the main political parties and opinions from columnists with different points of view.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][excessive citations]


Kathimerini is a newspaper title with over 100 years of history.[17] It 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.[2] Kathimerini was traditionally perceived as one of the main[citation needed] conservative voices of Greek media.[7] 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 printed supplements in its Sunday edition. Eleni Vlachou sold the company shortly before her death to George Koskotas. Aristeidis Alafouzos,[2] bought Kathimerini newspaper in 1988, pulling it out of a spiral of decline to turn it into one of the country's leading dailies, both in terms of circulation and its influence on economic developments, with an international reputation. Throughout his life, Aristeidis Alafouzos entered the challenging businesses of construction, shipping and publishing and emerged champion in all three.[18]

In October 1995, Kathimerini was assessed as Greece's "nearest equivalant to a newspaper of record".[19] It was later considered a newspaper of record.[3]

Alafouzos died in 2017 and was succeeded by his son Themistoklis Alafouzos.[1]


Kathimerini's daily edition circulation figures are unavailable since the newspaper has prohibited press agencies from releasing such data.[8] Its Sunday edition had a circulation of 95,007 in January 2014.[8]

Editing staff


Kathimerini is published by Nees Kathimerines Ekdoseis Single Member S.A.[1] and was previously listed on the Athens Stock Exchange but it was delisted in December 2015.[14]


  1. ^ a b c ""Νεεσ Καθημερινεσ Εκδοσεισ Μονοπροσωπη Ανωνυμη Εταιρεια" | Η Καθημερινη".
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "What have we become?". The Economist. 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 21 December 2022. Retrieved 31 July 2023. Kathimerini, Greece's newspaper of record
  4. ^ Papadimas, Lefteris; Papachristou, Harry (19 June 2012). "Greek rivals near coalition, seek bailout revision". Reuters. Archived from the original on 31 July 2023. Retrieved 31 July 2023. leading conservative daily Kathimerini
  5. ^ ""Η Καθημερινή" είναι η πρώτη σε κυκλοφορία εφημερίδα για τρίτη συνεχή χρονιά".
  6. ^ "Kathimerini joins the Trust Project". www.ekathimerini.com. October 11, 2018.
  7. ^ a b World Press Review. "Reconstructing Iraq". June 2003 (vol. 50, No. 6).
  8. ^ a b c "Πτώση στις κυκλοφορίες των εφημερίδων για το 2013". Newsbomb.gr. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Kathimerini Publishing SA - Company Profile and News - Bloomberg Markets". www.bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  10. ^ Kounalaki, Xenia. "Time for Greece's center-left to cast off old party habits | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  11. ^ Newsroom. "Androulakis: Greece follows EU example of dispatching defensive material to Ukraine | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  12. ^ Newsroom. "NATO Summit a 'diplomatic Waterloo' for Greece, says Tsipras | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  13. ^ Newsroom. "Nikos Kotzias in Kathimerini: Foreign policy and exploratory talks | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  14. ^ a b "Kathimerini shares delisted from Greek bourse". ekathimerini.com. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  15. ^ Newsroom. "KKE walks out of Novartis case investigating committee | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  16. ^ Newsroom. "Varoufakis calls for Greek bankruptcy inquiry | eKathimerini.com". www.ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  17. ^ "100 Χρόνια Κ - Δεκαετία 2010".
  18. ^ "A lifetime of hard work and great achievements". Kathimerini. May 17, 2017.
  19. ^ Clogg, Richard (16 October 1995). "Obituary: Helen Vlachos". The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 April 2023. Retrieved 31 July 2023.

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