No. 13 in a 67-part series: Greece – free dailies Grexit

metroGreece2010In November 2000 Metro launched in Greece. Voisins Limited bought Metro in 2010, the paper closed down in 2012.

City Press was published from 2003 on in Athens and Thessaloniki. In June 2008, it launched the first free Greek Sunday paper: Free Sunday. In the summer of 2013 City Press closed down as the last Greek national free daily.

citypress2012Miso-Miso (half sports, half general news) was published in Athens, probably from 2004 untill 2007 or 2008. It was said to move to a paid model, but there is no proof of that. Circulation and publisher are unkown.

Metropolis started in 2004 in Athens but went weekly later, probably in 2010. The paper claimed a circulation of 100,000.

magnesiaSince January 2007 a free daily is published in Volos. The city has a population of 80,000 and is situated on the East coast, halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki. Free daily Magnesia, with its title taken from the region’s name, is distributed Tuesday to Saturday within the town centre and the outskirts of Volos.

Total circulation in Greece increased from 140,000 in 2000 to 350,000 in 2010, after the closures of Metropolis, Metro and City Press, only local free daily Magnesia remains.

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On November 13, 2000 Metro (Metro International) was launched. In the summer of 2004 an Olympic edition (English and Greek, in cooperation with TF1 Eurosport) was published. A 3% minority shareholder was bought out. Also a monthly magazine is published. From October 22, 2004 a weekend edition is published in Thessaloniki.
City Press is published by an independent publisher from 2003 on in Athens and Thessaloniki. On June 22 2008, it launched the first free Greek Sunday paper: Free Sunday.
Miso-Miso (half sports, half general news) is published in Athens, the paper probably started in 2004. Nothing is known about the publisher nor the circulation, it is said that it moved to all paid distribution in 2007 or 2008.
Metropolis started in 2004 in Athens and went weekly later, probably in 2010.
Since January 2007 a free daily is published in Volos. The city has a population of 80,000 and is situated on the East coast, halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki. Free daily Magnesia, with its title taken from the region’s name, is distributed Tuesday to Saturday within the town centre and the outskirts of Vo

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