It was founded by Yannis Horn, brother of Dimitris Horn, and first appeared on 29 January 1952. It closed down permanently in March 2013, after a long period of economic problems, making it a victim of the Greek crisis. 
In 1993, the Athens News was redesigned and revamped when it was acquired by the Lambrakis Foundation, a non-profit research centre specialising in education. As such, it formed part of the Lambrakis Press Group.
It was the first Greek newspaper to be published on the internet - an online edition appeared in 1995,
In 2001, after 49 years as a daily, the Athens News became a weekly, appearing on Fridays.
In October 2008, the paper was acquired by Myenpi Publishing.
The Athens News had regular sections covering aspects of Greek news - politics, social issues, business, arts & entertainment and sports - as well as international news. Features included analysis of domestic and foreign affairs by leading academics and experts, humour columns and reader contributions.
The Athens News has been described as providing "a refreshing view through the eyes of a smitten outsider accidentally but deeply entangled."
Cessation of Print and Websites
Since November 2012, Athens News has ceased operating, both the print edition and the website.
The blog for Athens News was declared defunct on December 26, 2010, but had evidently been defunct since some time in 2009. As of April, 2013, the website still exists, but simply displays a logo for the newspaper (and is apparently otherwise defunct, but not vacant).
- Yannis Horn (1952-1993)
- Nikiforos Antonopoulos (1993-1994)
- Ramolo Gandolfo (1994-2000)
- John Psaropoulos (2000-2009)
- Ioanna Papadimitropoulou (2009-)