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I have heard news that Greece is having a civil war and i was in the middle of planning a trip there (July 2012). I was wondering if it is dangerous to go to Greece. Should i stop planning?

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    We were in Athens and Santorini last September. It was very safe. Athens went on on strike again during that time, which complicated our trip back to the airport. But it was rather inconvenience than danger. over 6 years ago

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    Greece is one of the safest and most beautiful places to go. The thing that they have economic crisis issues doesnt mean they have a civil war, that's misinformation! over 6 years ago

    Answered by Dimitris via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Greece is a really safe place and I really recommend it for vacations. Just avoid the Athens' center in case of strikes for your convienience, over 6 years ago

    Answered by Nat via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    There is No war Over There... Just time To time some protests because of economical crisis... And delays at flights because of strike... You can have a nice HOLIDAY over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ozdemir via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Amanda, the other Nomads are right... there's no civil war. There are, however, occasional large street protests, and they sometimes descend into conflict with police. These protests are usually centred on Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens. (I've created this Google map to show the location: http://g.co/maps/fr5vu ).
    The protests and strikes are usually well advertised beforehand. Just be aware that depending on who's striking there may be disruption to public transport (taxis, buses or ferries) or certain historical monuments may be closed to the public.... not dangerous, but certainly inconvenient.
    If you're on the islands you'll probably not notice anything at all. Enjoy over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Most certainly there is no such a thing as a civil war going on in Greece (!!) hahahah
    Greece is very safe for travelling, Athens is very safe, but as all large cities you need to be aware for pick-pocketing etc. Food is clean, descent, safe, you will have a wonderful time. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Chris via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    We have been living in Greece for the last 2 years on the mainland and have never had any trouble, the people are friendly and always willing to help. The weather is wonderful well worth a visit. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Pat via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Amanda hi! There is no war going on in Greece! Just try to avoid the centre of Athens when protests happen to avoid the traffic the people and the fuss. Enjoy the sun sea and food over there! over 6 years ago

    Answered by Il via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    So Amanda how was your time in Greece after all? about 6 years ago

    Answered by Alter Ego via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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