Transportation Strike Alert – U. S. Mission Greece

Location: Athens, Thessaloniki, and locations throughout Greece

Event:  Public sector employees announced a 24-hour Panhellenic General Strike for November 18, 2021.

The following strikes are scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021 (12:00am to 11:59pm), unless otherwise noted:

·        Buses and trolleys will operate from 09:00 – 21:00.

·        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.

·        Tram will be on a 24-hour strike.

Please monitor 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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