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Offline Val n Bill

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 11:56:11 AM »

Thanks Geoffrey for your well balanced post. Just wish some of the people who matter in deciding the future for Greece would read it.

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 05:50:41 PM »
Does anybody know if credit cards are still accepted in the shops and restaurants?

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2012, 02:57:49 PM »
Of course they are.!
There are a couple of small shops and tavernas that do not but the majority of hotels, tavernas, bars, and shops are ok with it.
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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2012, 05:45:13 PM »
Dimitris, thanks for the information!

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2012, 11:56:58 AM »
I have always taken my money in GBP. Never had any trouble changing it. Usually do it at the Rainbow or Arillas Cars.

Usually get a better exchange rate than the UK as well :-)

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2012, 12:42:58 PM »
Jebbo, do you take cash or travellers cheques? I am considering taking sterling travellers cheques this year & some euros.
Eggy usually keeps us up to date with the exchange rate-howsitgoing Eggy??


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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2012, 01:18:50 PM »
Karen/Colin

I have done both over the years, never had any problem with either. TC's are safer as in case of loss you can get your money back...

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2012, 11:50:07 AM »
We always take a couple of hundred in Euros and the rest sterling, have never had any problems changing cash over there.  Usually change at Marina and Vas has accepted all note sizes and like what was previously said the exchang rate has always been better over there.

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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2012, 05:06:56 PM »
This is really interesting .....http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18091763



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Re: Do we have to be prepared?
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2012, 07:30:54 PM »
I exchanged 10s, 20, 50s this summer at Olgas with no problem. I took Euros & a little Sterling with the rest on the cash-passport in Euros - which can be used in the restaurants and shops & can now be used in the new ATM! I havent seen travellers chesques for years?!?

No point worrying about the Euro vs Drachma - what will be will be & it wont change overnight. I think any strike action that would affect the countries income would be unlikely.

Yes the locals have more taxes to pay - the price of petrol has rocketed for one thing but they dont have the problems of Athens the same as a village in Kent doesnt have the same problems as London.