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How safe is Athens nowadays?

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I will be traveling in Europe mid-May to mid-June this summer. My group's (3 23 y/o's) itinerary will probably include Athens and Santorini. I'm personally really excited to visit these places, but I've had a few (older) people tell me that they would not go back to Greece because it is not safe, I'm assuming due to the recent economic/social turbulence.

Of course things may be different now, or they might be wrong, so I wanted some more opinions on how safe Athens is. Of course you can't always predict when a strike or riot will occur, but any advice would be welcome.

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