Panos Thomakos

The top investment returns in luxury hotels and villas in Greece's South Aegean islands
GREEK NEWS | 01.03.2018

There are 144 5-star hotels in South Aegean marking a 65.5 percent increase compared to 2011, This is mainly a result of upgrades to existing [...]

The untapped potential of MICE tourism in Greece
OPINIONS | 13.02.2018

MICE Tourism is the perfect example of how the great potential of the Greek hospitality sector can be fully realized as long as a [...]

Greek Tourism needs a policy of strategic depth
OPINIONS | 22.01.2018

It is perfectly natural to rejoice in the new records attained by Greek tourism, yet we must resist the temptation of vanity, apparent in [...]

Zane Kerby: US travel agents invest in Greece as a leading tourist destination
PEOPLE | 17.01.2018

"My mother taught about Greece in American schools all her life, and when she finally got to visit the Acropolis her eyes filled with [...]

South Korea to donate $800,000 to Greece for refugee support
POLITICS | 09.11.2017

The South Korean Embassy in Athens announced on Wednesday that the Republic of Korea will donate 800,000 US dollars to Greece to support the [...]

Two passengers slightly injured in 'Seajet 2' collision during docking in Sifnos
SOCIETY | 06.09.2017

Two passengers suffered slight injuries when the high-speed ferry "Seajet 2" collided with the pier as it was docking in Sifnos island harbour on [...]

Starving the cow we are milking
OPINIONS | 04.09.2017

This year’s summer season in Greece can be described as satisfactory overall, even though certain danger flags continue to fly.  For example, a Greek company [...]

German multinational P&I picks northwest city of Ioannina for its Greek HQ
NEW INVESTMENTS | 29.08.2017

German multinational P&I (Personal & Informatik) AG on Tuesday announced that it will launch its new subsidiary in Greece (P&I – Hellas Ltd.) in [...]

Guardian: Santorini reaching saturation point with tourism according to locals
TRENDS | 29.08.2017

Even though the number of tourists who will choose Santorini for their holidays is expected to reach 2 million, with 850,000 of them arriving [...]

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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.