Demonstration Alert: Maritime Strike

The U.S. Mission in Greece alerts U.S. citizens that a 24-hour nationwide strike for all categories of ships, including ferries, has been announced for Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 from 00:01 am until 11:59 pm  Please monitor and local media for strike notifications.  Contact your ferry company or travel company directly for assistance. 

 Actions to Take: 

  • Review your travel plans. 
  • Contact your travel company for assistance. 
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. 
  • Avoid demonstrations. 
  • Monitor local media for updates. 
  • Keep a low profile.    


U.S. Embassy Athens 

+(30) 210-721-2951 


U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki 

+(30) 2310-376-300 


State Department – Consular Affairs 

(888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444 

Greece Country Information 

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