Santorini: the island is saturated with tourists and cannot absorb any greater numbers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A restaurateur in the west of Ireland recently asked me what I would pay in Greece for a meal. My answer: a salad, a plate of roast lamb and potatoes,(...)

Damage and flooding are seen on a coastal road following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos. Photograph: AP

Two people were killed and five seriously injured on the Greek island of Kos after an earthquake hit tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (r) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

The New York Review of Books recently carried a conversation between two American philosophers who concluded that everything we can see and do is inde(...)

Municipal contract workers from all over Greece protest outside the interior ministry in Athens. The union of municipality workers launched a 48-hour strike to protest over changes affecting contracts. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Euro-area finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund are exploring a compromise plan for Greece’s bailout that would provide much-needed fu(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos is scheduled to speak next week about the country’s prospects for returning to markets. Photograph: Reuters

Greek government borrowing costs hit their lowest level in more than five years on Wednesday as Athens looked set to clinch vital bailout loans from i(...)

Mahmood al-Haliqi: “We have two choices: either our homeland is made a protected area or we emigrate.” Photograph: Stephen Starr

Kochar Ismail Khalaf will never forget the day she heard the gunfire that told her Islamic State militants had arrived at the gates of her town in nor(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos and euro group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem at an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Greece and its EU creditors were locked in emergency talks on Friday evening, after the head of the euro zone dismissed suggestions that the country’s(...)

A blockade by Greek farmers this week at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Giannis Papanikos/AP

In the week of Groundhog Day, it seemed entirely appropriate: Greek farmers, many on tractors, have once again been blockading roads and border posts (...)

Feta cheese on  a market stall in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg via Getty

A Greek government minister recently alleged that Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, “never wanted the Greek bailout programme to succcee(...)

Italian 10-year bond yields tumbled 9 bps to 1.91%, moving further away from November’s 14-month highs.

Italian government bond yields fell on Tuesday as attention switched from the weekend referendum to expectations the European Central Bank will contai(...)