Totally 76 teams participated, 16 from Alpha Ethniki, 20 from Beta, and 40 from Gamma. It was held in 7 rounds, included final. An Additional Round was held between First and Second, with 6 matches, in order that the teams would continue to be 32.
It was the first Greek Cup Final after 1980, that contested by two clubs not based on Attica, Larissa and PAOK. The two teams had lost in the four previous Finals. PAOK had eliminated two fellow-citizens, Iraklis and Aris, in the two first rounds, and cup winner Panathinaikos in the semi-finals. Larissa had eliminated only one Alpha Ethniki team, Apollon Kalamaria, in the Additional Round. However, they had won with big scores their opponents from lowest divisions: Panegialios with 8–0, Neapoli Piraeus with 7–0, Korinthos with 6–1 and Levadiakos with 5–0.
From the interests of year were the qualification of Panathinaikos against Olympiacos, in the Third Round, with two wins in the Athens Olympic Stadium, the common home of both teams. Also, the elimination of AEK Athens for first time from a Gamma Ethniki team, Lamia, that afterwards didn't bear, accepting in total 15 goals from PAOK in the Third Round. Also, in the First Round, Ethnikos Olympiakos Volos eliminated Acharnaikos in penalty shootout 1–0, after a "white draw". By 9 shoots, there was only one well-aimed. OFI were eliminated in the First Round by Odysseas Kordelio.