Totally 52 teams participated, 16 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 18 from Gamma. It was held in 6 rounds, included final.
This season, for first time was established qualifying groups in the First Round, with Alpha Ethniki teams to be placed in the first pot. The groups would be supplemented by teams of lower divisions and the qualification would be gained by the two winners of each group. The inspiration for this process was taken by Coppa Italia and its main objective was the teams to play certain official matches before the beginning of European championships and Cups.
With various forms, the initial round of groups took place globally in 11 editions, until 2001-02 season. The unique Alpha Ethniki team that was eliminated this year by the round was Doxa Drama.
Afterwards, the competition was marked by eventful matches and false note, initially in Second Round and afterwards the elimination of Olympiacos by OFI and AEK Athens by Levadiakos, but mainly in the quarter-finals, when OFI were eliminated by Larissa, while after the end of second match there were clashes in the ground by footballers of both teams. Riots of lower intensity became after the end of match between Panionios and PAOK, in the same round.
Final was contested by Panathinaikos and Panionios. The two clubs were met again in a Greek Cup Final after 32 years. Panathinaikos, after First Round of groups, eliminated Ethnikos Olympiakos Volos, Panachaiki, PAS Giannina and Ethnikos Piraeus, while Panionios Sparti, Aris, PAOK and Larissa. The Greens repeated the success of 1967, overcoming this time 3–1. For second possessed year, Dimitris Saravakos was elected as first scorer of competition, with 7 goals.