Greece travel safety

Tips, warnings and travel safety advice to make the most of your Greece holiday.

Democracy may have been born there, but Greece is undergoing changes that leave neither the voter or government in charge. Economic hardship and austerity measures have meant that the country is a unsettled and unemployment is sky high. Consequently, Greece is becoming the protest capital of Europe (not an easy trophy to win). This, however, does not stop the Greek Islands from topping the most luxurious, sort after and hashtag'd destinations on earth.

With its uneasy economy, there has been a rise in tricks which can catch you off guard. It is not a rare occurrence to hand over a note for an entry ticket or souvlaki, only to get change for a note half the value of what you handed over. It's advisable to carry smaller notes, and say aloud what you are handing over and what you expect to get back.

Let this not discourage you. There are plenty of sites such as the Parthenon, Meteora, and the volcanic island of Santorini, where you can enjoy a time away from the political goings on, and soak up the local cuisine, ouzo and history.

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