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Where The Anarchists Go In Athens

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

By LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY “I haven’t seen so much graffiti in my life,” says Emily Tsai, a tourist from Taiwan. “It’s like a punk Disne...

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Managing Director of Solidarity Now in Greece, Epaminondas Farmakis

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Photographer, Calliope

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there? What inspires them?

This Part Of Greece's Capital Is Flourishing Amid Austerity

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

By LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY Crickets. That’s what Sofia Vamiali heard when, in 2009, she reopened her art gallery in the heart of Athens. While s...

Astoria Characters: The Senior Stunt Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tony Loupakis, who stands a mere 5 feet 4, grabs the bar of the parallel baam, spreads his legs in a V and hooks his feet, like eagle talons, onto the smooth, bare wood.

Breaking: Greece Threatened 'Feta Dump' During Bailout Crisis

David Shayne | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
David Shayne

Inside sources report Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resorted to hostile threats last month as bailout negotiations with the country's creditors faltered.

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.

Athens, Greece's Hotspot

Yanna Darilis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Yanna Darilis

Whether you are looking for a vacation filled with cultural experience, sun, beach, fine dining, shopping, or the famous Greek nightlife, you have landed in the right place! So where are you off to so quickly?

Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

Welcome To Huffington Post Greece

Sophia Papaioannou | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media
Sophia Papaioannou

This is a journey we hope will include the voices of all Greeks, from the farthest-flung islands in the Aegean and Ionian Seas to the major cities to the mountain villages.

Meet A Whole New Generation Of Street Art Emerging In Athens, Greece

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing," Banksy famously proclaimed. "And even if you don't come up with a picture to...

If Homer Were a Travel Blogger

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Michael Radou Moussou

The convergence in Athens, Greece of more than 850 travel bloggers for the annual conference of Travel Blog Exchange (the largest community of blogger...

The Global Politics of Cities

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

As the rush to urbanization intensifies in non-democracies such as Iran, China, and Pakistan, is it not inevitable that their cities, with populations truly dwarfing the few hundred thousand inhabitants of ancient Athens, carry within the seeds of political change?

5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

Travelzoo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Without linguistic mix-ups, I would perhaps never have tasted chicken-heart pizza in Brazil nor entered into a wager with a one-armed pool player from Italy (he beat me, if you must know). But there are times when all you want is to be understood.

24 Hours in Athens, Greece

Leora Novick | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

"You really don't need more than a day in Athens." Everyone says it. Whether it is true or not, Athens is the red headed stepchild of the Greek Islands.

Plato Was an Incompetent Mook

Stephen Whittaker | Posted 10.05.2014 | College
Stephen Whittaker

The current press for either the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or the Competency-Based Online Course (CBOC) makes clear that the old-style liberal arts colloquium has failed. But here's the thing: the false dilemma is nothing new.

David Lohr

Mom Allegedly Admits To Brutal Slaying Of 4-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas say a 25-year-old woman walked into a police station Monday and confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter. Athens resident Staci...

Greek Police Arrest Fugitive Terrorist In Athens Shootout

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men — a fugitive convicted of terrorism — during a shootout Wednesd...

An Angel in Athens

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Sabra Gertsch

There's an angel in Athens waiting at the corner, and he's been sitting there patiently for 23 years.

The Best Spots To Eat & Drink In Athens

Marisa Churchill | Posted 09.08.2014 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Here are several of those not-to-be-missed secret (well not so secret any more) places.

This Is What Happens When You Visit A Greek Market Early In The Morning (VIDEO)

David Rosengarten | Posted 09.07.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

The place is ringed by dining establishments, which I cannot resist, even at 9 a.m.!

The Mountain of Athens

Michael Schuermann | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

After your first day's obligatory ascent of the Acropolis and a second day of more ruins scattered among 1970s residential homes, you may yearn for something completely different. A mountain, for instance?

Top 3 Fish Restaurants in Athens

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Athens is not simply souvlaki and tzatziki but a city that offers a seafood dining experience second to none.

Astoria Characters: The Soul Worker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eleni Petraki used to be a dancer. There's not a bit of regret in her voice when she talks about bowing out of the profession.

May in Pink

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is unfortunate and ironic that the unique symbol of femininity, a woman's breasts, can become her death trap! However, the research is there to prove that the disease can be beaten if it is discovered in its early stages. To this end, we must think pink all year around!