Greece

My ghosts of Athens; a shooting and a royal wedding

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Athens This grimy semi-Levantine ancient city has its beauty spots, with childhood memories indelibly attached. There is a turn-of-the-century apartment…

Spectator letters: The best ‘never’ ever is in the Declaration of Arbroath Plus: BST for England, the problem for social workers, and C.P. Snow was not cold

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Never say never Sir: Dot Wordsworth (Mind your language, 20 September) quotes various telling usages of ‘never’ for rhetorical or…

When Rachel Cusk went to Greece: would she be nice or nasty?

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Last year in Athens, rumours raced about Rachel Cusk’s creative writing classes at the British Council. Some of the (mostly…

Peter Levi – poet, priest and life-enhancer

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Hilaire Belloc was once being discussed on some television programme. One of the panellists was Peter Levi. The other critics…

How dare they sell the beaches where I played as a child

16 August 2014 9:00 am

 Porto Cheli Nothing is moving, not a twig nor a leaf, and I find myself missing the cows, the mountains…

Greece is calling – three more years and then I move south

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Porto Cheli I have been thinking about my children and my own strange boyhood as I gaze up at the…

Patrick Leigh Fermor as a major in the parachute regiment, October 1945

Patrick Leigh Fermor and the long, daft tradition of Brits trying to save Greece

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Twenty-odd years ago, while on holiday in the deep Mani at the foot of the Peloponnese, I got into conversation…

Management consultancy! Sculpture park! Sports stadium! The many faces of the Delphic Oracle

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Sam Leith finds the most sacred site of Ancient Greece still a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

Charles Moore: State broadcasting allows fascism — and we're paying the fees for it

16 November 2013 9:00 am

There has not been much good news out of Greece since the eurozone powers decided to crush the country, but…

The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Sound the trumpets. Let rip the Byzantine chorus of clattering bells and gongs, the thunder of cannons, drums and flashing…

Back off, nimbyists, or fracking will benefit Beijing more than Balcombe

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The fracking debate has been brought to a new heat by David Cameron’s message to Home Counties nimbyists and eco-crusties…

The only things modern Greece inherited from the Ancients are jealousy and envy

17 August 2013 9:00 am

On board the Weatherbird off the Peloponnese The old girl groans and creaks as we tack time and again, the…

Taki: High life

20 July 2013 9:00 am

I am about to leave for karate camp in Thun, Switzerland, four days of double sessions lasting one hour and…

Byron’s War, by Roderick Beaton - review

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Although Lord Byron is hailed as a national hero in Greece, his legacy has been largely destructive, says David Crane

Why Greece isn’t recovering: the view from a cruise ship

4 May 2013 9:00 am

This column comes to you from the cruise ship Minerva in the Greek port of Piraeus. Why I’m aboard is…

Tragedy of Antigone

3 March 2012 10:00 am

Sofka Zinovieff’s absorbing first novel has two narrative voices. Maud is the English widow of Nikitas, whose death in a…