Greece has been in the news a lot lately, with plenty of details specifically about the centre of Athens, leaving many questions for visitors who want to travel to this beautiful country. However, despite the media and news reports you may have heard, Athens is actually one of the safest big cities in Europe. As with most other capital cities, common sense is paramount; watch out for your valuables, keep an eye on your bags and be aware of your surroundings, but you can feel relax wandering around Athens at all times of day. One simple piece of advice for Athens city centre is to avoid the area of Omonia at night time.
Meanwhile, any demonstrations that take place in the centre are usually confined to a small area outside the parliament buildings and tourists are warned to stay well back. Greece and Athens are as safe as any other European capital right now. Don't let media reports ruin a relaxed taverna visit in Monastiraki, a wander around Syntagma Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, or discover the charming streets of Plaka and the historic Acropolis.
Athens is waiting for you with open arms!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013If you are reading this it means that you have taken the first step towards enjoying a fun and safe holiday in Greece!