Panos Thomakos

Domestic passenger traffic in Athens Airport surpassed 2019 levels by 1.5% in September
AIRLINES | 04.10.2022

Data released on Tuesday show that September was another good month for the "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens International airport, in which passenger traffic approached the [...]

VAT reductions on essential food products mulled by Greek government
ECONOMY | 31.03.2022

The Greek government is considering a surgical reduction of value-added tax on food products that make up a large part of the shopping basket [...]

Greek Tourism Minister meets with senior Radisson Hotel Group executives
HOTELS | 04.03.2022

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Friday had a working meeting with the Senior Vice President Franchise Joep Peters and the Vice President of [...]

Cypriots trip abroad amounted to 23,251 in May and 36,4% were from Greece
GREEK NEWS | 17.06.2021

A total number of 23,251 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad in May 2021, compared to 5,500 in the corresponding month last [...]

Greek Civil Aviation Authority extends Covid notam for air travel until June 7
AIRLINES | 30.05.2021

Greece's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the extension of an emergency NOTAM on air travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 until [...]

Walking through history: Tracing resistance and the Great Famine in Athens on April 15
GREEK NEWS | 14.04.2021

Αssociated Press reports from New York that this April marks the 80th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Greece by German troops during [...]

Education Ministry: Schools reopening for upper grades in Greece on Monday
SOCIETY | 07.04.2021

The last three high school grades will return to classrooms as of Monday (April 12), Education Minister Niki Kerameus announced on Wednesday, according to [...]

Your best Greek vacation ever
OPINIONS | 02.03.2021

One of the latest “best-kept secrets” in Greece is that the few (million) lucky and brave souls who managed to visit the country last [...]

AP: COVID-19 case in Vatican Hotel recorded where Pope lives
HOTELS | 19.10.2020

Αssociated Press reports that the Vatican says someone who lives in the same Vatican hotel as Pope Francis has tested positive for coronavirus, adding to the [...]

Fire near Athens-Lamia National Road in central Greece under control
SOCIETY | 20.06.2020

A fire that broke out near the Athens-Lamia National Road at the Martinos area was under control shortly and traffic resumed shortly before 10:00 [...]

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Panos Thomakos
Panos Thomakos

Editor of Tornos News international platform

He was educated at Athens College, Phillips Exeter Academy, New College of the University of South Florida and Athens University. He worked for 33 years as a reporter, editor, columnist and editor-in-chief at various Greek and English language national political, financial and tourism daily and periodical newspapers, magazines and portals including Athens News, Mesimvrini, Status, Isotimia, Ependytis, Ethnos, Eleftheros Typos, Diners World Travel and

He has also appeared as news anchorman and commentator for Mega Channel and Satellite Business Channel TV stations for 10 consecutive years and served as Press Office Director for the Ministry of Interior and the National Organization for Small and Middle Sized Enterprises (EOMMEX).

He has been a member of the Daily Athens Newspaper Journalists Union (ESIEA) since 1990.