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LisaH

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Hi! I will be in Athens for a few days soon, including May Day (Sunday) and May 2nd (observed). I've read about and seen videos of the strikes that happen, including trains and ferries not operating. I'm planning to visit Hydra one of those two days. Since May Day is on a Sunday this year, is it more likely that transportation via ferry will be stopped on May 1st or the observed day May 2nd?

Thank you kindly for any thoughts you can give!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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It's more likely that things will be shut down on Sunday.
 
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lalajess

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I didn't even realize that May Day was a "thing" in Greece. Do you know what kinds of celebrations they do? I also never know how to handle the "strikes" in Greece, because it seems like every time I am in Greece lately someone is on strike... I seem to navigate it, but I am not sure how things would affect travel if the ferry workers are on strike and I needed to use a Ferry.
 
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seleanor

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I didn't even realize that May Day was a "thing" in Greece. Do you know what kinds of celebrations they do? I also never know how to handle the "strikes" in Greece, because it seems like every time I am in Greece lately someone is on strike... I seem to navigate it, but I am not sure how things would affect travel if the ferry workers are on strike and I needed to use a Ferry.
My best advice is to avoid the city center of Athens and say inside, especially during the night. Strikes and protests can become violent and they are pretty unpredictable.
 
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