Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Greece

Demonstration Alert  U.S. Mission Greece (May 1, 2022)

Location: Athens and locations throughout Greece

Event:  Public sector and private sector employees will hold demonstrations related to May 1st Labor Day at 11:00 a.m. in Klafthmonos Square in Athens (which will proceed to the Parliament building).  Demonstrations will also be held at the Piraeus Labor Center and Kanari Square in Pasalimani.  In Thessaloniki at 10:30 a.m., there will be a demonstration at the Labor and Employment Center at 32 Aristotelous Street.  Additional demonstrations are expected in major cities throughout the day.

The following strikes are scheduled for Sunday, May 1, 2022 (12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.), unless otherwise noted:

  • Ferry and boat employees will be on a 24-hour strike.
  • Athens Metro (Lines 2 & 3) will be on a 24-hour strike.
  • Athens Green Line Train (Line 1) will be on a 24-hour strike.
  • Trams will be on a 24-hour strike.
  • Trolleys will operate from 09:00 – 21:00.
  • Buses will operate from 09:00 – 21:00.
  • Trains and Suburban Rail will be on a 24-hour strike.

Other organizations may decide to join the 24-hour Transportation Strike for May 1, 2022 without prior warning.  Please monitor 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
+(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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