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Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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!

Forgetting How to Be Happy

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Amalia Negreponti

It came to me, while walking home in one of our most recent snowstorms that appear to have become sine qua non for New York. The epiphany. I was close...

The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.

Athens in 1 Day, 2 Locals and 6 Questions

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Katherine LaGrave

Greece has been a country hit hard by austerity measures, and no city more prominently than Athens. Curious to see how residents in the capital viewed these issues, I walked the streets of Athens and spoke to two locals -- same day and same questions.

A Greek Christmas Carol

Maria Paravantes | Posted 02.24.2014 | World
Maria Paravantes

Suddenly, hard-working Greeks in their late 30s and mid-40s have no money to turn on the heat, to buy gifts for their children and loved ones, to fill the tank with gas, to fill the fridge with food, to invite friends for dinner, to go out and enjoy a drink in fine company.

Greece's Comeback Year

Monica Gray | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Monica Gray

While headlines from Greece tend to focus on economic and political uncertainty, a positive trend has been largely overlooked: tourism in the Helleni...

'The Crisis' and Art in Greece (and NY)

David Adler | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
David Adler

These surprisingly emotional terms from economics -- "crisis of confidence", "fragile" -- describe Greek society today. This sudden stop is the reality Greek artists must work under.

Thessaloniki -- Heart of Macedonia

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barry D. Wood

It is tragic that a geo-political argument prevents Thessaloniki from being fully integrated with its traditional hinterland. The problem is the rancorous, silly dispute between the Macedonian region of former Yugoslavia and Greece that has dragged on, impeding regional progress for two decades.

What Inspires Me: Jet Set Escapism on the Athenian Riviera

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 12.02.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

For decades, the glamorous stars of film, music, politics and the society set have traveled to Vouliagmeni, Greece to experience the calm and serenity of this elegant hideaway.