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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

I was told that Greeks are know to be racist people. There have been several racial issues with families at the U.S. embassy. - Oct 3, 2017
I have not had any issues personally. However, my friend who is of Indian descent has experienced racism here. The Greeks have been welcoming foreigners for a very long time, so hopefully this is an abnormality rather than the norm. - Dec 20, 2016
Yes. Usually with Albanian, African and other refugees. Also some older Greeks have issues with women. - Sep 7, 2013
There didn't used to be many foreigners, but in the last few years many Afghans, Pakistanis, African, and especially Albanians have flooded the country, leading to rising crime. Due to this, there have been some racially motivated crimes. The Greek-Orthodox church dominates the religious landscape, although there are some Muslims and few Catholics in Greece. Women may be hassled a little, mainly in touristy areas. - Jul 14, 2012
Not really. - Jun 30, 2010
I believe there are some racial problems with the Albanians. - Jan 6, 2009
The Greeks don't like people from neighboring countries (especially Albania and Macedonia) much and blame them for crime, riots, etc. - Dec 27, 2008
There are general issues with what U.S. folks would call polite behavior here-- things that are just normal for Greek life. People don't form lines, they tend to jump in front of others and push things around. I have seen Gypsies treated poorly, but not having a firm grip on the language it was hard for me to understand what was going on. - Jun 20, 2008