Foreign Office warns holidaymakers of possible disruption in Greece today

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The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice to Greece to warn of major anti-NATO protests taking place across the country today.

The protests are due to take place in several town and cities, it said.

“These are likely to be disruptive from approximately 6pm,” it added. “You should expect heavier than usual traffic and severe delays.”

The protests have the potential to cause disruption to traffic and public transport, particularly in areas around Syntagma Square and the Akropolis in Athens, it said.

In Athens, protesters are expected to gather from around 6pm in Kaniggos Square, Omonia Square, Korai Square and Panepistimou.

From 6:30pm they will gather in Syntagma Square. The Metro may be closed by the Greek authorities at the main assembly areas, warned the Foreign Office.

In other areas of Greece, protests are scheduled to take place at (all times local):

  • 7pm – Thessaloniki, Venizelos Statue
  • 7pm – Chania, Crete – Dimotiki Agora Sq
  • 6:30pm – Heraklion – Eleftherias sq
  • 7pm – Rhodes Town – Ai Yannis sq
  • 7pm – Halkida – Aghios Nikolaos Church
  • 7pm – Ioannina – Labour Centre
  • 7:30pm – Larissa – Tachidromio sq
  • 7pm – Karditsa – central square
  • 7pm – Alexandroupolis – Town Hall
  • 7:30pm – Agrinio
  • 7pm – Volos
  • 6:30pm – Veroia
  • 8pm – Zakynthos (Zante)
  • 8pm – Ikaria
  • 7pm – Kalamata
  • 7pm – Katerini
  • 8pm – Cephalonia
  • 7pm- Kozani
  • 6pm – Mytilini, Lesvos
  • 7pm – Naoussa
  • 7pm – Patras, Labour Centre
  • 7:30pm – Pyrgos
  • 7pm – Samos, Karlovasi
  • 7:30pm – Trikala

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