Panos Thomakos

New "relaxed" capital controls limits from September 1st in Greece
ECONOMY | 29.08.2017

Greek Citizens will be permitted withdraw a cumulative amount of 1,800 euros per month, as the capital controls will be relaxed starting from Friday, [...]

Greece's Central Macedonia named “European Entrepreneurial Region’ of the year
ECONOMY | 29.08.2017

Central Macedonia has been awarded the “European Entrepreneurial Region” title by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) for its credible and promising plan [...]

Report: Two Athens stadiums provided to Muslims for religious ceremony
SOCIETY | 29.08.2017

Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports is providing two stadiums in Athens for Muslims to gather for Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, on [...]

Twice-weekly direct flights between Athens and Beijing as of September 30
AIRLINES | 29.08.2017

Two direct flights a week linking Athens and Beijing are scheduled to be launched as of September 30. The flights have been programmed for Wednesdays [...]

“Turks Only” beach opened near Ghost Town Varosha in Cyprus
POLITICS | 29.08.2017

A beach near the closed-off town of Varosha in Famagusta, Cyprus’ number one tourist destination before being shut down after an unlawful 1974 Turkish [...]

Two-year record for Thessaloniki International Fair in Greece
EVENTS | 29.08.2017

More than 1,500 exhibitors are expected to take part in the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) that will open its doors on Saturday, September [...]

Cake wars at Mykonos Cavo Paradiso club (video)
TRENDS | 29.08.2017

World famous DJ Steve Aoki was invited to Mykonos island in Greece to perform at Cavo Paradiso and offered the fans an unforgettable set [...]

AirHelp: More flights in summer at most Fraport-managed airports in Greece
AIRLINES | 29.08.2017

Nine out of the 10 biggest regional airports in Greece now managed by a German-Greek consortium as of last March recorded an increase in [...]

50,000 runners from 100 countries take part in 35th Athens Authentic Marathon

The Authentic Athens Marathon, will be held on Sunday November 12, 2017 along the historic route from Marathonas to Athens, offering the opportunity to [...]

Ticket offers service by the Athens International Airport
AIRLINES | 28.08.2017

 Athens International Airport constantly seeking ways to improve travel experience, offers to the users via its official web page (, a friendly tool, addressing [...]

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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.