I Kathimerini (Greek: Η Καθημερινή, pronounced [i kaθimeriˈni], meaning "The Daily") is a daily morning newspaper published in Athens. Its first edition was printed on September 15, 1919.

I Kathimerini
The newspaper's 10 August 2005 front page
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Kathimerini Publishing S.A (90%)
Founder(s)Georgios Vlachos
PublisherThemistoklis Alafouzos
Managing editorsAlexis Papahelas
Political alignmentLiberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
Radical centrism
HeadquartersFalireos kai Makariou 2, 185-47, Neo Faliro

It is published in the Greek language, as well as in an abridged English-language edition.

The English edition is sold separately in the United States and as a supplement to the international edition of The New York Times (formerly the International Herald Tribune) in Greece and Cyprus, and is also available online.

In November 2008 a Kathimerini Cypriot weekend edition began to circulate.[1]

Kathimerini is also affiliated with the weekly newspaper Athens Plus published by I Kathimerini S.A. and the International Herald Tribune.[2]


Kathimerini was founded by Georgios Vlachos in 1919 and was later inherited by his daughter Helen Vlachos (Eléni Vláchou) and her husband, retired submarine commander Constantine Loundras. Considered a high-quality broadsheet, Kathimerini is traditionally perceived as one of the main conservative voices of Greek media.[3] The newspaper was highly critical of Eleftherios Venizelos in the early 20th century, and also opposed the Papandreou family in the postwar years. It maintains a traditional layout, with its original griffin logo, and incorporates illustrated glossy inserts in its Sunday edition. Vlachos sold the company shortly before her death in October 1995 to Aristeidis Alafouzos, a real estate developer and shipping magnate, who died in 2017; he was succeeded by his son Themistoklis Alafouzos.


There is no data on Kathimerini's daily edition circulation, since the newspaper has prohibited press agencies to release such data.[4] Its Sunday edition had a circulation of 95,007 in January 2014.[4]

According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, Kathimerini's website is the 81th and 86th most visited in Greece respectively, as of August 2015.[5][6] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 23rd most visited news website in Greece, attracting over 3 million visitors per month.[6][7]

Editing staff


Kathimerini is published by Kathimerini Publishing SA. This company was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange but it was delisted on December 2015.[8]


  1. Κυκλοφορεί από σήμερα "Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ" της Κύπρου (in Greek). kathimerini.gr. 2008-11-02. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  2. "Athens Plus wins award". ekathimerini.com. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  3. World Press Review. "Reconstructing Iraq". June 2003 (vol. 50, No. 6).
  4. "Πτώση στις κυκλοφορίες των εφημερίδων για το 2013". Newsbomb.gr. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. "kathimerini.gr Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. "Kathimerini.gr Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. "Top 50 sites in Greece for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  8. "Kathimerini shares delisted from Greek bourse". ekathimerini.com. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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