As long as you stay away from any demonstrations or protests you should be safe, but given the number and range of strikes you might find some inconvenience. Be careful with pre-booking accommodation and tours - given that the tourist industry has taken a nose-dive there could be some operators who are finding it hard to stay solvent - book with reputable organisations and ask them about their insolvency protection too.
You might find a few more very grumpy Greeks than usual, too.
On the up-side, there won't be massive crowds like you usually get.
Phil over 8 years ago
I just came back from Greece and we had many problems with the strikes. They did 48 hours general strikes, which means that all transportation services are unavailable, including airports. We prebooked our ferry tickets but had to cancel. Then, we rushed to get a plane ticket, but they were also on strike. With all the strikes going on, its impossible to move around the city, unless you do it on foot. Walking around in the city we saw piles of trash, since the garbage company was on strike too. Athens is a wonderful city and I definetly advise you to go when they are not on strike. over 8 years ago