There are already two threads on this subject currently.
Look for the one entitled "safety" and the Other "100 rioting, 3 dead, etc."
I wasn't aware but thanks anyway.
Airports were closed by the same reason that the sites were closed - it was a general strike in Greece both in oublic and private sector. This is not something that happens all the time.
Strikes and eventual demonstrations are announced beforehand and mostly only in Athens - maybe in some of the other big cities.
Riots are restricted to a small number of mobs in Athens, and are in or around the Syntagma Square and National Assembly in Athens.
Even in Athens you will be safe if you just stay away from Syntagma on days demonstrations are announced.
How will I find out if the Greek government shuts down airlines and ferries for our travel July 1-14? Is there a website with current news about this?
The Greek government doesn't shut anything down. There is no website that forewarns people of union strikes and stoppages. Check here on tripadvisor, as soon as a strike is announced one of the local DEs posts the information. Look out for posts by Xaroula, Dianabiz or Nick_Arch clearly titled "Strike action on such and such date" or similar.
Keep in mind that none of them have access to a crystal ball, so they can't tell you what will happen in June, July, August, September - or May 2011.Edited: 06 May 2010, 11:54
If there was a loud protest demonstration in Times Square, would that mean that tourists should avoid going to the USA, or even avoid going to New York?
... or to follow up the last post here:
Lately I have seen that Times Square in NY has been evacuated twice the last week - one because of a car bomb, the second time because of a suspected bomb.
Should these events prevent us from going to NY - or to US ? .....
I 'm not concerned about the loud protests in Athens, but rather the thought of transportation strikes due to the economic crisis. Am keeping my fingers crossed that airlines and ferries will operate.
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