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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Greece
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 Greece
Visitors to Greece who may require medications should be aware that pharmacists have called an indefinite strike and it may be difficult to obtain medications.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 Greece
Visitors to Athens and Thessaloniki should take care to avoid large scale demonstrations planned for Sunday November 17th
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 Greece
A new general strike has been called in Greece for October 18 th and it is expected to cause widespread disruption to travel and the closure of many services. Be warned there may be violent protests in central Athens and in other major centres.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 Greece
A nationwide 48 hour strike planned for 19 and 20 October 2011 is expected to cause widespread inconvenience for travellers in Greece. More significantly the strikes will be accompanied by large rallies and protests. In the past these have degenerated into violent confrontations with government authorities - and we mean tear gas, petrol bombs, rocks, baton charges and possibly live rounds!
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 Greece
Greece: Athens is currently in turmoil, as protesters rage against the government in response to austerity measures that will see cuts to spending and raised taxes. Be aware and use caution.
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 Greece
You can get stung, bitten, burnt, squished, smashed and all but asphyxiated in Greece, by mosquitoes, scorpions, hot sun, scooters, rolling waves and Athens’ often terrible pollution. You’d have to be unlucky, but it pays to be prepared.
Thu, 2 Oct 2014 Greece
Greece has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, and Athens is one of the safest cities in the world, especially for visitors. That’s because Greece is an ancient culture but a modern country where systemic poverty has been all but eliminated.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 Greece
Officially 16, but it hardly matters because it’s rarely enforced by bar and nightclub owners eager to separate young holidaymakers from their cash. Which can be a bit of a problem for the inexperienced. take it easy with these tips on drinking in Greece.
Sat, 4 Oct 2014 Greece
Those people who have known only modern sanitation find this hard to handle, but in most places in Greece, you cannot put toilet paper down the toilet (so why is it called toilet paper?), it goes into the bin alongside. Wh is it like this, what to do in this situation - read on.
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 Greece
The Greeks are revolting! Since 2010 nationwide general strikes have halted air, rail, ferry and bus services, brought the shutters down on retail businesses and struck at the heart of the nation’s most important industry – tourism.