In December, my husband and I are taking our college-age sons to Athens (by way of Paris, Rome). This will be our first trip overseas and probably the first and last time we will be able to travel to Europe as a family.
I was prepared for icky weather (this is the only time we can go), but not a country on the brink of financial collapse. My fear is that we wil arrive from Paris (or not be able to arrive in the country at all), have no transportation to/from airport, no way to get around the city or out to Peloponissos, be stuck if the flight out to Paris to connect with flight home is cancelled, and who knows what else.
Athens demonstrations have their own tab, for petessake, on athens.usembassy.gov. Today (9/30/11) there are SEVEN planned all over the city making it sound like there would be no way to avoid one.
Should I be concerned? Should I restrict our trip to France and Italy? I have to finalize the trip today if possible and don't know what to do.