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Riots in Greece! Still going on?

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1. Posted by localgirl (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


Going to Athens, Greece in September 2010 and wondering about the riots in Greece right now! My friend said just stay away from Syntagma Square? Any other word?


2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

As the saying goes, 'a week is a long time in politics' and September is a million miles away.

3. Posted by becksl19 (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't stress. I was there when it all started and if it had not been for all the carry on in the media I would not have known it was going on. I had the best time, Greece is one of my favourite places so far.
Hope you are able to get to the Greek islands. :) (If it helps, I am travelling alone and I am still alive....)

4. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

It would be a shame to avoid Syntagma Square because that's basically the hub where all the fun is. When you get to your hotel/hostel ask the front desk person what's going on. I was in Greece for a week a couple of years ago and it was a little bit of a culture shock seeing so many random men being rather "hot tempered" compared to the midwestern American men I'm used to. For example. the pilot on my trip back from Athens suddenly got mad and went on strike for an hour so we were delayed taking off. Not saying that to scare you, you'll be just fine and I met a ton more perfectly nice people. Just don't be shocked if you hear guys screaming and yelling for no apparent reason, lol. It's everyday life drama, not a riot starting. Sorry if this offends any Greek people here, just relaying my brief experience in Greece.