Panos Thomakos

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.