US Ambassador Pyatt Says Greece Still Safe Destination


US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.(Photo by Eurokinissi/Giannis Panagopoulos)

ATHENS - Dismissing some media reports Greece is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said it’s safe to visit over the holiday season.

"Contrary to some erroneous press reports, the ??@USEmbassyAthens?? security notice is a standard holiday season State Department notice for European posts. In addition, Greece remains at travel advisory level 1: exercise normal precautions, the safest State Department designation," Pyatt tweeted.

The US State Department regularly sends out advisories about levels of terrorism worries although apart from domestic groups targeting embassies, political headquarters and businesses there haven’t been attacks similar to those in London recently where a terrrorist released from jail stabbed people on the city’s famous bridge.