The political wrangling and violent protests on the streets may be the most visible signs of the Greek crisis, but it’s the ordinary people who are feeling the worst of the effects.
Mark Davis goes onto the streets of Athens, where the number of desperate homeless and hungry people queuing at an emergency food centre has increased nearly fourfold in three years.
And businesses like the once thriving shipyard at Perama, which used to employ 6,000, now only has work for 500, and even their pay is being squeezed.
The tourists too are staying away, creating a vicious circle of decline that’s affecting everyone.
They’re hoping their votes on 17th June will bring some kind of solution.
WATCH - See Mark’s insight into real life for the Greek people, broadcast as part of Dateline’s special program on Greece in Crisis.
POLITICAL PARTIES - Use our interactive guide to find out more about the main Greek political parties in the elections and how they would each solve the financial crisis.
DEBT CRISIS - SBS's World News Australia has the latest coverage of the eurozone debt crisis.
REPLAY - Take a look back at Dateline's previous coverage of the financial crisis in Greece and across Europe.
INSIGHT - Replay Insight's recent debate on the future of the Greek economy.
On air: 5th June 2012