Further strike action in Greece affects tourism
June 30th, 2010 by elisa

A further 24 hour general strike against cost cutting reforms in Greece last night left many tourists stranded at ferry ports and some flights were cancelled.

The tourism industry is up in arms as a strike conducted last week in Piraeus was declared illegal yet the government had not acted on the court order.

At the time of writing I cannot find any information on whether the promise by Greek tourism and culture minister Pavlos Geroulanos that tourists affected by strikes would be helped/compensated. He had said at a conference in Athens: “We are guaranteeing to pay any extra room and board for any visitor in Greece even if stuck here because of a volcano in Iceland.”

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If you are stranded in Greece or have been affected by the strikes, please leave a comment about your experience and whether you have received any help from the Greek government with regards to extra board during the time.

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