John Humphrys' son on life in Greece
12 October 2013 Last updated at 05:01 BST
John Humphrys is in Athens for a series of special reports for Radio 4 this week.
The Greek finance ministry has said that the country will finally be out of a six year recession in 2014.
John's son Chris has lived in the capital for more than 20 years and is married with two children.
Chris plays the cello in an orchestra and his wife is a lawyer; both still have their jobs but have had their salaries cut and often wait months to get paid.