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Greek Island Ferries Still Prone to Strikes?

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Greek Island Ferries Still Prone to Strikes?

I heard heard all sorts of horror stories from the past months about Greek island ferries going on strike very often. How are things in the recent months? Would anyone foresee any issue (politics/ economy triggered, I presume) would may cause industrial actions again this coming summer? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Greek Island Ferries Still Prone to Strikes?

I think you need to go and see a clairvoyant to answer these questions:)

Anyway, I'm not sure where you hear those horror stories because you can plan around these strikes quite easily. Last year I went to Greece and experienced ferry strikes on both occasions. On the first on I was happily sunbathing on one of the islands and the only "horror" was that I couldn't see any ferries passing by the beach. On the other occasion I had to return earlier to Athens earlier than I planned but wasn't too unhappy about it either. The number one rule is not to leave the return to the mainland (or the island from where you fly home) till the last minute. Do it at least 2-3 days before your flight home. Rule number two is to keep a close eye on the livingingreece website and be flexible enough to change you plans if a strike is announced. The site is frequently updated and an excellent resource for a non Greek speakers.

http://livingingreece.gr/strikes/

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2. Re: Greek Island Ferries Still Prone to Strikes?

Two more useful links:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/

www.athensnews.gr

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3. Re: Greek Island Ferries Still Prone to Strikes?

Thanks Ozzlem and AjarnAndy for the links. Much appreciated.

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4. Re: Greek Island Ferries Still Prone to Strikes?

Hi,

If you have the time check the headlines on the links given and you will be able to read about what's happening in Greece.

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