Though British nationals are rarely a specific target, there is a general threat from terrorism and attacks can occur indiscriminately. Attacks occured on the 26 September, 4 and 9 October 2013 in which explosives were used. Greek institutions, shopping malls, media interests, diplomatic targets and the police are common targets.
Regular demonstrations take place in central Athens (usually around Syntagma Square and traditionally on the 1 May, 17 November and 6 December).
Racially motivated attacks have occured in inner-city areas.
Take care when travelling by road, as the death-toll here is unusually high. Make sure you check vehicles before renting.
For the latest developments, see the FCO Travel Advice section for Greece.
-UK nationals should obtain a European Health Insurance Card before going to Greece. Please remember this is not a substitute for health insurance, and you must take out a comprehensive health insurance policy as well. The EHIC warrants you state provided medical treatment on the same terms as German nationals. For more information see the NHS EHIC page.
-The FCO warns that there have previously been cases of West Nile Virus in Greece during the warmer summer months. You should take all precautions against mosquito bites whenever possible and seek medical attention immediately if feeling unwell.
-Ensure you have sufficient medication for any pre-existing illnesses in their original, clearly labelled containers from the UK. It is not worth the hassle trying to acquire this abroad.
-No vaccinations are required. Conversely, the World Health Organisation advises all travellers ensure they are covered against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio before venturing abroad.
- Dial 112 or 166 for an ambulance in Greece.
1A Holland Park
Tel: (20) 7229 3850
Greek Consulate - Same address as above
Phone number: (20) 7313 5600 or (20) 7313 5609
1 Ploutarchou Street
Tel:  210 727 2600
British Consulate - Same address as above.
Tel:  210 727 2600
National Tourist Board
7 Tsoha street
115 21 Athens
Tel:  210 8707000