Strikes & Work stoppages in Greece UPDATED!

 

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Before publishing any announcement about strikes in Greece and sending you the updates, we refer 24/7 to all the official media, news agencies, transportation sites, union websites/announcements, Greek and English speaking newspapers, major television and radio news, always double checking each announcement so that you get the most reliable, accurate  and to the last minute updated information.

As this is changing rapidly and several times during a day, please check the announcements constantly on our website: www.livinlovin.gr. You can also like our Official Page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/livinlovinathens, or Follow us: @livinlovin.gr on Twitter to be sure you’ll get all the information needed.

We have to give credits to: http://www.tanea.gr/, http://www.in.gr/, http://www.tovima.gr/, http://www.enet.gr/, http://www.skai.gr/, http://www.kathimerini.gr/, http://www.naftemporiki.gr/(all these in Greek), http://www.ekathimerini.com/

and http://www.enetenglish.gr/ (in English), TV news agencies megaTV and skai TV, major radio stations like Skai radio, Athina 9,84, Real FM and Vima FM, Internet websites:  http://www.athenstransport.com/ for which we get all transpotation news,  http://www.oasa.gr/ and http://www.apergia.gr/ (all in Greek), and many more.

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FORTHCOMING STRIKES

(as announced so far)

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LATEST UPDATE 03 MAY 2021

As the MAY 1st  Labor  Day is officially transferred to Tuesday May 4th, a lot of unions have announced strikes and work stoppages on that day (MAY 4th) as well as on Thursday MAY 6th. Please check out the “Strikes Day by Day” section further down. 

 

CANCELLED & RESCEDULED FLIGHTS

 Please contact Aegean Air at:  Reservations: 801-1120000, 210-6261000
Airport: 210-3530101, 210-3534289-– 92  

Customers are kindly advised to check the latest flight details by visiting the official website of AEGEAN www.aegeanair.com and Olympic Air www.olympicair.com or by calling:

AEGEAN:
From Greece: 801 11 20000
From abroad or mobile: + 30 210 6261000

OLYMPIC AIR:
From Greece: 801 801 0101
From abroad or mobile: + 30 210 3550500

info: 8018010101 (if you are calling from α landline) and +302103550500 (if you are calling from α cell phone or from abroad) click on: YOUR AIRLINE

 

  • Our website www.livinlovin.gr and Facebook Page www.facebook.com/livinlovinathens will be constantly updated as more information comes in. 

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TRAINOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization) & SUBURBAN (Proastiakos) MAP:

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We will keep you posted. 

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Alternatively to/from the Athens Airport you can use: LINK

The Suburban Railway

X-BUSES

As an alternative to/from the Athens Airport you can use the X-Buses Click HERE for the timetable, itineraries and info. 

TAXIS

Or TAXIS Click for the Official ATHENS AIRPORT TAXI Website (all fares, itineraries, durations, etc)

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Bear in mind 1. that the EXPRESS (X) BUSES TO ATHENS AIRPORT:

  During the Blue Buses strike, all buses (including the Express Buses to/from the Athens Airport) are affected. A 24- hour strike is from 00:01 to 00:59 

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Bear in mind 2. that in case of a strike of the OSE & PROASTIAKOS (Suburban) trains the Metro Blue Line 3 goes as far as Doukissis Plakendias metro station and NOT to the Athens International Airport. 

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Bare in Mind 3. In case of a strike of the Suburban Railways, you can use the X-Buses to/from the Athens Airport. Click HERE for info. 

 

You can be sure you get the most reliable, accurate  and to the last minute updated information.

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Alternatively to/from the Athens Airport you can use Click on the link:

How to transfer between the Athens Airport – Piraeus port – and the city

Credits to: athenstransport.com

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Athens Transport information in English

 https://www.athenstransport.com/english/

 

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You can be sure you’ll get the most updated and to the last minute information

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Please check out “Day by Day” section below. Info will be updated as soon as it comes out

Many thanks to Athens Transport – Μέσα Μαζικής Μεταφοράς της Αθήνας for the info during 2017, and we are looking forward to their contribution in the NEW YEAR !!!

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In case of a strike of the EEEKE (Air Traffic Controllers’ Association of Greece_),

customers are kindly advised to check the latest flight details by visiting the official website of AEGEAN www.aegeanair.com and Olympic Air www.olympicair.com or by calling:

AEGEAN:
From Greece: 801 11 20000
From abroad or mobile: + 30 210 6261000

OLYMPIC AIR:
From Greece: 801 801 0101
From abroad or mobile: + 30 210 3550500

info: 8018010101 (if you are calling from α landline) and +302103550500 (if you are calling from α cell phone or from abroad) click on: YOUR AIRLINE

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For INFO about how to get to and from the Athens Airport (including X BUSES), to Athens centre, to Piraeus, etc CLICK HERE.

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INFO about the X BUSES to /from the airport, routes, timetables etc, click on: Athens Airport Bus

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Bear in mind. EXPRESS BUSES TO ATHENS AIRPORT:

  During the Blue Buses strike, all buses (including the Express Buses to the Athens Airport) are affected.

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(*) Bear in mind that in case of a strike of the OSE & PROASTIAKOS (Suburban) trains the Metro Blue Line 3 goes as far as Doukissis Plakendias metro station and NOT to the Athens International Airport. Click on the link:

 

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(**)Bear in mind that TrainsBuses and Trolleys will begin withdrawing from service at least one hour earlier and will not be back in service until (at least) an hour after the end of strike/ work stoppage

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 EXPRESS BUSES TO ATHENS AIRPORT:

FYI:  during the Blue Buses work stoppage or strike, all buses (including the Express X-Buses to the Athens Airport) are affected.

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 STRIKES DAY by DAY

(as announced so far)

 

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 M O N D A Y  03/05/21

 

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TAXIS: working as usual 

 

am5 (1)ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines): working as usual

 

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green line): working as usual

 

BLUE BUSES: working as usual

 

TROLLEY BUSES: working as usual

 

TRAM: working as usual

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): working as usual

 

 

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T U E S D A Y  04/05/21

 

* GSEE (Private Sector Workers Union): 24 – hour Strike

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TAXIS: working as usual 

 

am5 (1)ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines): (lines 2 and 3) will be working from 09:00 to 21:00. During the work stoppage hours the trains will stop at Doukissis Plakendias Metro station and there won’t be a Metro connection to the Athens Airport.

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green line) NO ANNOUNCEMENT YET

 

BLUE BUSES: will be working from 09:00 to 21:00Note that the buses itineraries will be fully restored at 10:00

TROLLEY BUSES: NO ANNOUNCEMENT YET

 

TRAM: work stoppage between 12:00 to 16:00

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):   24 – hour strike

 

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W E D N E S D A Y  05/05/21

 

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taxi12TAXIS: will be working as usual 

 

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  will be working as usual 

 

 ELECTRIC RAILWAYS(Green line)will be working as usual 

 

BLUE BUSES: will be working as usual 

 

TROLLEY BUSES: will be working as usual 

 

TRAM: will be working as usual 

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban) & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):  will be working as usual

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T H U R S D A Y  06/05/21

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A 24-hour strike in all ship categories,  has also been announced . All ferries will remain docked at the country’s ports  until 24:00.

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ADEDY (Public Sector Workers Union): Has announced a 24-hour Panhellenic strike

That affects you if you have dealings with: tax offices, court houses, post offices, public schools, state hospital doctors, Citizens’ Information Centre (KEP), OAED, etc, or if you are planning to visit a  Public-run museum. (not all of them), private museums (NAM, Benaki museum, etc), unaffected.

 

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TAXIS: will be working as usual.

 

ATTIKO METRO (Line 3 Blue & 2 Red ):     24 – hour strike. No Metro connection to the Athens Airport.

 

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line 1):    24 – hour strike

 

BLUE BUSES: Will probably be working as usualNo announcement yet                                                  about participating in the strike. 

 

TROLLEY BUSES24 – hour strike

 

TRAM:    24 – hour strike

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):

will be working as usual

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F R I D A Y  07/05/21

 

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TAXIS: will be working as usual

 

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines): will be working as usual

 

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line): working as usual

 

BLUE BUSES: will be working as usual  

 

TROLLEY BUSES:  will be working as usual 

 

TRAM: working as usual

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):

working as usual

 

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S A T U R D A Y  08/05/21

 

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TAXIS: working as usual 

 

am5 (1)ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines): working as usual

 

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green line): working as usual

 

BLUE BUSES: working as usual

 

TROLLEY BUSES: working as usual

 

TRAM: working as usual

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): working as usual

 

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S U N D A Y  09/05/21

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TAXIS: working as usual 

 

am5 (1)ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines): working as usual

 

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green line): working as usual

 

BLUE BUSES: working as usual

 

TROLLEY BUSES: working as usual

 

TRAM: working as usual

 

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & TrainOSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): working as usual

 

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Airport EXPRESS Bus Connections

To and from the Athens International Airport

www.athenstransport.gr

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Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number

 

Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection launched this week the single European emergency 112 phone number, which operates on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week and aims to warn residents and visitors of potential dangers, including wildfires.

Currently in pilot phase operating out of two crisis management centers, the European emergency number program will run through to year’s end via SMS messaging with authorities set to announce its full implementation – to also include Advanced Mobile Location (AML) technology to receive location information from mobile phones (already in application elsewhere in Europe) – in the coming period.

At the same time, the Civil Protection authority will be launching an awareness-raising campaign on ways to link up via app to the warning HQs.

Hundreds of visitors to Greece and locals received warning messages over the weekend in view of high risk of forest fires.

It should be noted that citizens and visitors can and should call (for free) 112 for help or in case of emergency as well as to report fires.

The 112 number can be dialed for free in any EU country to contact emergency services.

Speaking on SKAI television, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis confirmed that the 112 program will be finalized and in full application by the beginning of next year, adding that once completed it will be able to send messages to all phones. Currently, the system cannot offer Cell Broadcast – ie sending messages to multiple mobile telephone users in a defined area at the same time.

Source: GTP.GR/HEADLINES

Vehicle restrictions lifted in central Athens

Source: http://www.ekathimerini.com

 

 

 There will be no restrictions on vehicles entering central Athens as of Friday and through September 29, the Traffic Police said Thursday.

The restrictions are enforced every year and are designed to reduce traffic congestion in downtown Athens.

According to the system, vehicles with license plates ending in even numbers can only enter the downtown area on even days, while those ending in odd numbers can do so on odd days.

Restrictions are lifted as the number of cars circulating in the city drops due to the start of the peak summer holiday period.

 

Source: ekathimerini.com

SHARING the Athens WE LOVE with YOU !#1

PEOPLE LOVE our Tours & Walks … we LOVE THEM too!

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We started the tour by climbing up from Dion.-Aeropagitou to Anafiotika


What’s this plant?

Do you know how Lecabettus Hill was made?

How a 1870 building can host modern art.

Old Greek ads and posters.

Spice and herbs kingdom

A touch of red!

Dried pepper kingdom

A small chapel with fantastic icons.

Reaching the Central Market.

The fishmonger of our hearts is recommending fish that…

“Barba-Mitsos” grilled for us.

“No diet” day!

PLEASE NOTE THAT: The itinerary is never prefabricated as flexibility is our motto !

EASTER SHOPPING HOURS 2019

 

Easter holiday shopping hours  begin on Thursday 18/04/19

 

THURSDAY 18/04 & FRIDAY 19/04

All shops will be open from 9:00 to 21:00

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SATURDAY 20/04, from 9:00 to 18:00

 

PALM SUNDAY 21/04, from 11:00 to 18:00

 

HOLY WEEK:

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Holy MONDAY 22/04 to Holy THURSDAY 25/04/2019

from 9:00 to 21:00

 

GOOD FRIDAY : 26/04:  from 13:00 to 19:00

 

Holy SATURDAY: 27/04 from 09:00 to 15:00

 

EASTER SUNDAY 28/04: CLOSED

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MONDAY (after Easter) 29/04: CLOSED

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from TUESDAY 30/04: 

regular shopping hours

 

 

It’s time WE “SPRING FORWARD”

 

SPRING FORWARDWEB

31 Mar 2019 – Daylight Saving Time Starts.

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 03:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 31 March 2019, 04:00:00 local daylight time instead. Most countries in Europe and a total of 64 nations across the world will forward their clocks by one hour at 01:00 UTC. Local time for the change is different in each time zone. From 2021 EU member states will have to decide whether they will keep the winter or the spring time, and whether they will “spring forward” one last time.

 

So happy and proud of our partners !!!


Yesterday evening, as we were driving back home, we received an urgent call from a client and friend, who had to pick up his daughter from the airport (supposed to land in 10′ minutes!), but his car wouldn’t start.
Thanks to our taxi driver – partner Kalyvas Dionisis, the problem was solved in 20′ minutes !!!
So happy and proud of our partners. #makingAdifference
#expats #expatliving #expatlife #livingabroad

Contact: info@livinlovin.gr

Get the most out of living in Greece !!!

British Consular Services

Survey 2018 – Greece

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An online survey helping you get the most out of living in Greece.

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Two years ago, we ran an online survey to find out more about Brits in Greece and their information needs. More than 900 people replied and we used the results to design a series of outreach events, updates to the Living-in-Greece page and a digital awareness campaign.

We want to continue our work on improving our communications and we would like to invite British Citizens to answer a new survey.

In the framework of its regular outreach to British Nationals living in Greece, the British Embassy in Athens has just launched a short online survey to find out more about Brits in Greece and their information needs and to enhance and improve the way we communicate with them. The survey is available here.http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/1NHCT/

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For any further information or clarification, please contact Consular Section, Athens on tel 210 7272 600 or consular.athens@fco.gov.uk.

 

Athens Transport e-Tickets and e-Cards

31/10, UPDATED INFO VIA: Athens Transport – Μέσα Μαζικής Μεταφοράς της Αθήνας

* The old (paper) tickets will be valid until the 6th of November
* From the 6th of November you will also be able to buy one way tickets (1,40 euros), valid for 90′ minutes
* The Monthly Card holders of October will be able to use them until the 10th of November.
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Text & photos via: www.athenstransport.com

 

 

Athens Transport e-Tickets and e-Cards

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  • During 2017 the Athens transport ticket system transitions from paper tickets to modern electronic tickets.
  • With the new system, the paper tickets which were in use until today are being replaced by paper and  plastic smartcards (similar to London’s Oyster cards). Riders of the metro system have to go through turnstiles which have been installed in all stations.
  • This page was updated with information about the new system in October 2017. In the following weeks there will be extra information and improvement of the content.

 

1. What are the different types of tickets and card for Athens public transport?

From 2017 a new electronic ticketing system is being introduced for the Athens public transport network, replacing the older paper tickets and cards.

Fare prices will remain the same for now, however, the way you pay and use the tickets changes.

There are 3 new types of Athens Transport tickets:

  • The Ath.ena Ticket
  • The personalized Ath.ena Card
  • The anonymous Ath.ena Card

 

The Ath.ena Ticket at a glance:

  • Paper rechargeable ticket that can be used again and again as long as it remains in good condition.
  • Ath.ena Ticket can be charged and recharged with products varying from “One 90-minute ticket for all modes” to 5-day tickets.
  • Airport transfer tickets and 3-day tourist tickets are available as well.
  • When a new Ath.ena Ticket is bought, it has to be charged with a bundle of five 90-minute tickets for all modes, or any other ticket product costing at least €4.5.
  • Ath.ena Ticket can be bought from and recharged at all Athens transport ticket offices as well as automatic ticket issuing machines.
  • Half-priced Ath.ena Tickets are available but only from Athens transport ticket offices.

 

The anonymous Ath.ena Card at a glance:

Plastic rechargeable card that can be used again and again.
The anonymous Ath.ena Card can be charged and recharged with products varying from “One 90-minute ticket for all modes to 5-day tickets.
Airport transfer tickets and 3-day tourist tickets available as well.
When a new anonymous Ath.ena Card is bought, it has to be charged with a bundle of five 90-minute tickets for all modes, or any other ticket product costing at least €4.5.
The anonymous Ath.ena Card can be bought only from Athens Transport ticket offices. It can be recharged at the Athens Transport Ticket offices as well as the automatic ticket issuing machines.
There are no half-priced ticket products available through the anonymous Ath.ena Card.

 

All of the above types of tickets:

  • Can be bought regardless of when they are going to be used. Any ticket product is valid with the first “touch in” of the card.
  • Ticket products that aren’t used remain indefinitely inside the Ath.ena Card or Ath.ena Ticketand can be used in the future as long as the ticket or card remains in a good condition.
  • All types of tickets can’t be bought online at the moment. However, personalized Ath.ena Cardscan be charged and recharged online.

 

Read More about:…

2.  What ticket products can I charge my Ath.ena Ticket or Ath.ena Card with?

short term & long term tickets/excluding/including the Athens airport

3. What kind of ticket do I need to travel from/to the Athens airport?

4. I’m flying to Athens for a few days. Any advice on which ticket I should use?

5. Who can use a Reduced Ticket or travel Free of Charge?

6.  How and where can I buy and recharge an Ath.ena Ticket?

7.  How and where can I buy an anonymous Ath.ena Card?

8.  How and where can I buy a personalized Ath.ena Card?

9.  How do I use an Ath.ena Ticket or Ath.ena Card?

10. How about Athens Suburban Railway and other Railway tickets?

 

and a lot more at: https://www.athenstransport.com/english/tickets/