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Just back from Athens

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Just back from Athens

Just arrived in Santorini after a short stay in Athens. I thought I should report back amid the turmoil in the city.

In summary, it had very little impact on our stay. When we arrived there was a subway and taxi strike but bus X95 was running fine and dropped us two blocks from our hotel. We then did all the usual sites by foot. Today there was no public transporation at all and no taxi but our hotel arranged for a car and driver (old VW) for 50 euros.

When we went to see the changing of the guard last night in front of the Parliament, there was no special ceremony due to the protests (we did not feel unsafe, the group of shouting protestes was rather small) bu they would let you take photos with the soldiers.

Entrance to he Agora, Acropolis, etc was free yesterday.

By the way, does anybody know why thee ae so many stray dogs there?

In summary, all was fine.

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1. Re: Just back from Athens

Great to hear things rolled fine :)

Stray dogs in Athens are caught, sterilized, vaccinated and then sent back to the street. As you may have seen, you can see many stray dogs but all are tagged and seem well fed.

And they are pretty friendly :)

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Thanks for the report !

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3. Re: Just back from Athens

Love those real time reports Jean Pierre D:) Glad it's all working out well..and you're enjoyin'!

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A belated warm welcome to Greece from me, Jean-Pierre. Good to see you on these boards and glad all went well for you, in Athens.

Your help on the Chinese forums has always been invaluable and I'm glad that the Athens team were able to help you out...they're all a great bunch!

Enjoy Santorini! :-)

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5. Re: Just back from Athens

Great to read a report from a factual traveler who just experienced Athens; thanks for taking the time to post.

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6. Re: Just back from Athens

Thank you for the report.

You might be interested in this:

http://www.athensguide.com/straydogs/

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7. Re: Just back from Athens

Interesting. I did notice that most dogs had collars and tags.

And they are pretty good at crossing the street in traffic.

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8. Re: Just back from Athens

Thanks for posting the article Alabastron.

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