FCO Travel Advice for - Greece

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  • There are regular strikes. These are sometimes called at short notice and can cause disruption to public transport in and out of Greece (including air travel and ports). See Major pre-planned strikes and demonstrations.

  • Demonstrations take place regularly in central Athens, and have also taken place in other towns and cities. You should avoid all demonstrations and follow the advice given by local security authorities. See Major pre-planned strikes and demonstrations and Political situation.

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • The emergency services number in Greece is 112. Calling 999 from a UK mobile in Greece will automatically transfer you to the Greek emergency services.

  • Around 2 million British nationals visit Greece every year. Most visits are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. See Crime and Consular assistance statistics.

  • Carry a copy of your passport or other photographic ID which confirms British nationality at all times.

  • The Greek police will not accept rowdy or indecent behaviour, especially where excessive drinking is involved. Greek courts impose heavy fines or prison sentences on people who behave indecently. Your travel insurance may not cover you after drinking. See Local laws and customs.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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