Panos Thomakos

Minister Kountoura: Greece can satisfy Russians interested in religious tourism

Greece is a destination open to all visitors "genuinely interested in religious tourism and truly seeking to find themselves," Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura [...]

Greece and Russia hold conference on pilgrimage and religious tourism in Lagonisi, Athens

Greece and Russia will hold a Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference tomorrow, May 20, in Athens. The conference has been announced after the agreement made between [...]

Greek summer is coming, lovelier than ever…
OPINIONS | 11.05.2016

It is true that Greece has been getting mostly negative publicity for numerous, successive years now, but most tourists that overcame this and decided [...]

Hellenic Seaplanes: "Green light" by Greek government for Patmos waterway
SEAPLANES | 23.04.2016

The Greek government approved on Wednesday the environmental terms for the operation of a waterway in the Aegean Sea island of Patmos. On the occasion [...]

Thomas Cook: World premiere of Casa Cook Hotels in Rhodes, Greece on May 1, 2016
HOTELS | 11.04.2016

One of the world’s leading leisure travel groups Thomas Cook is introducing its new “Casa Cook” brand of boutique beach resorts to the world from [...]

Greek government's meetings with institutions resume on Tuesday
ECONOMY | 15.03.2016

A Ministry of Finance official has announced that an agreement with the institutions by the 25th of March is possible, given the progress that [...]

The Sesa Boutique Hotel new member of Small Luxury Hotels in Greece
HOTELS | 02.03.2016

The marketing cooperation Small Luxury Hotels  of the World (SLH) has five new member properties in France, Greece, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. New SLH member [...]

GBR: RevPAR -5.6% and -12.3% in Athenian hotels and Greek resorts for Q4
GREEK NEWS | 01.02.2016

According to GBR Hospitality Quarterly Newsletter on Greek Hospitality Industry Performance for 2015 Q4, decreases of 5.6% and 12.3% are recorded in revenue per available room [...]

TravelersBox raises $10 mil. for airport kiosks that exchange leftover currency
GREEK NEWS | 27.01.2016

Israel startup TravelersBox, a provider of airport kiosks for saving leftover foreign currency, today announced that it has secured a $10 million Series A [...]

The International Edition of Tornos Νews thanks you!
OPINIONS | 19.01.2016

After a mere two months of our online presence, Tornos News managed to reach an astounding 150% growth rate. It has attracted more than 455.000 [...]

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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.