The tainted old order under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is up against unencumbered young firebrand Alexis Tsipras.
Failure to elect a new president will pit the ruling Samaras coalition against the popular radical left Syriza party.
Greece has been selling off its historic properties, including near the Acropolis, to settle its massive economic debt.
Members had been trained in Nazi-style hit squads to "attack immigrants for fun".
After years of harsh recession, 17-million tourists — an all-time record — are set to visit the mainland and its sun-kissed islands.
An extremist political group, Golden Dawn, plans to establish cells 'wherever there are Greeks'.
Cypriots have reacted to the news of their own salvation from economic meltdown with relief, but also trepidation and despair.
In the heart of Greece's most fertile plain, locals have come up with a novel way of dealing with austerity.
The Greek economy is on the verge of a 1930s-style Great Depression, as the Athens government predicts a 25% fall in gross domestic product by 2014.
Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie are among the stars returning to Greece as its stricken economy gets a boost from a surge in bookings.