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Astoria Characters: The Friends and Family Fellow

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.19.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Family Corner, the pint-sized coffee shop with the big-diner menu, has been on the corner of 31st Street and 21st Avenue since 1986, when George's uncle established it.

Rick Steves Audio Europe: An Ancient Seduction in Athens

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

As much as I love guidebooks, a museum or sight is much easier to enjoy when you can listen while gazing at what you came to see, instead of looking down and reading from a book. Here's a two-minute sample (recorded on my iPhone) starring Aphrodite, Pan and Eros.

Athens: Great Food, Big Economic Questions, and Hair on Fire

Rick Steves | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Of course, Greece has its economic crisis. But that doesn't mean the 10 million people who live there aren't living life with creativity and gusto.

Athens Yesterday and Today

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In the city of Athens, even with its booming tourist trade, must-see sights, and cruise-ship crowds, there is only one sight where lines are a concern -- and that's the Acropolis.

Dining Discovery in Athens Dishes Up a Positive Vibe

Rick Steves | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Stepping out of my hotel during my first hour in Athens, I stumbled onto a great restaurant. This video clip illustrates perfectly how Athens is reg...

Vibrant Sikh Celebrations Bring Color To Athens (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Greece | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion

Earlier this month, hundreds of Sikhs flooded the streets of Athens to celebrate Vaisakhi, the April 14 holiday that celebrates both the Sikh New Year...

Athens, the City of the Bitter Orange Trees

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

I am in Athens this spring and the city is drowning in the fragrance of the bitter orange trees that flood its sidewalks. The aroma is intoxicating, numbing the mind and the body's senses.

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.

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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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...