Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ferry Strike in Greece

Strike Alert:  One-day strike of the Greek Seamen Union (July 3, 2019)

Locations:  Athens and locations throughout Greece with ferry service

Events:  All ferries in Greece scheduled for Wednesday July 3 have been cancelled due to a strike by the Seamen Union.  According to information available to the U.S. Embassy in Athens, this strike will run twenty-four hours.

Actions to Take: 

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


  • US. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-720-2414

+(30) 210-720-2490 (after hours)


  • US. Consulate General Thessaloniki

+(30) 2310-376-300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444