“A well-informed Traveler is a Safer Traveler” By Basil Boziotis

Travel can be exciting, rewarding and relaxing, but it can also be dangerous, life threatening and on a drop of dime go from paradise to hell.  It is imperative that one prepares for the unimaginable when traveling abroad.  Thousands of Americans are arrested, go missing or die while living or traveling abroad.

The State Department works hard to provide information in times of crisis and to protect the lives of Americans abroad.  You can make it easier for the State Department to locate you in the event of an emergency by registering your trip on their website here TRAVEL REGISTRATION . U.S. consular officers are located at over 260 Foreign Service posts abroad. There are also consular officers in 46 foreign cities without U.S. embassies or consulates. They’re ready to provide assistance if you need it and you do not know where to turn.

Research your trip to Greece before you depart:

Before you go, it’s always a good practice to investigate the local conditions, laws, political landscape, and culture of the country you’re visiting.   A great way to start is by check on the State Departments Travel Warnings and to do some research on the World Fact Book published by the CIA.

Travel Safety Resources for Planning Safe Travel: