Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is set to arrive in Greece on Tuesday, where she will hold talks with conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras.
A heavy security has been put in place for the German chancellor's six-hour visit, the first since the economic crisis made landfall in Greece in 2010, amid planned new anti-austerity protests.
But victims of the huge spending cuts forced on Greece by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank also want a word with her.
Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from the Greek capital, Athens.
Source: Al Jazeera