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May Day Travel Disruptions in Greece

By April 30, 2013

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The first of May, also celebrated as International Workers' Day in many places, is always a tricky one for travel in Greece. It's a popular day for both parades and protests. This year is no exception, especially as additional (and, according to some sources, now-discredited) austerity measures are about to befall Greece. Travel in the major cities will be particularly challenging. As usual on major labor action days, avoiding the central area of Athens, including the area around Syntagma Square, may be helpful. This year, a special demonstration will also be held at Klathmonos Square in Athens.

  • No ferries beginning at midnight and lasting for 24 hours. As usual, disruptions due to misplaced ferries will continue into the next day until all vessels end up where they would normally be expected to be.
  • No airport Metro
  • Schedule changes on buses
  • Changes in train schedules

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