2. Report: In Spite of Civil Unrest, Athens Still Safe for Travelers

Comforting news from MSNBC, which is noting that in spite of civil unrest in Athens over the weekend, Greece is still a safe destination for visitors in spite of riots involving up to 80,000 demonstrators in Athens over the weekend.

These riots, which led to looting and fires, have been located in the downtown core, specifically Syntagma Square, which is bordered by important government buildings, including Parliament. The riots began due to Parliament's approval of unpopular austerity measures, so the square is a logical target for legitimate demonstrations. This also means that the square is a compact area that can be easily avoided.

The United States embassy in Athens issued an emergency travel warning over the weekend, but the warning was discontinued after Monday.

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