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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Greece
Information for World Nomads in, or about to travel to Greece during the 2015 debt crisis. What to do about accessing cash via banks, and a warning to avoid civil unrest and protests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.