Public sector employees have announced a 24-hour General Strike throughout Greece for September 21, 2023.
In Athens, demonstrations related to the strike are scheduled in Klafthmonos Square and Syntagma Square at 10:30 a.m. and in Piraeus in Karaiskaki Square at 10:00 a.m. In Thessaloniki, demonstrations are planned at the Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 10:30 a.m. Additional demonstrations are expected to take place throughout Greece during the day.
The following strikes are scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023 (12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.), unless otherwise noted:
- Air Traffic Controllers have announced a 24-hour strike in all airports throughout Greece. Contact your airline or travel company for assistance.
- Buses in Athens will operate only from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Trolleys in Athens will operate only from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Buses in Thessaloniki will operate only from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00pm.
Other organizations may decide to join the 24-hour General Strike for September 21, 2023 without prior warning. Please monitor www.apergia.gr and local media for last-minute strike notifications.
Actions to Take:
- Review your travel plans.
Contact your airline or travel company for assistance.
Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
Keep a low profile.
U.S. Embassy Athens
U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki
State Department – Consular Affairs
(888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444
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