To go or not to go, Greece?

Fira Greek Islands

Fira Greek Islands

In terms of discounts, now it is the best time with the best offers. Not only can you save up to sixty percent, the strength of your currency against Euro has a big say. Greece is largely a tourism reliant country, it is about fifteen percent of its GDP. For this reason, there are good deals that are on offer, the simplest is book your package with a tour operator. In Athens and some major cities, you would expect to see demonstrations. What this imply is to choose the islands and outlying resorts for a more peaceful vacation. Using Euros in Greece: Other than a better deal than last year, easily with 500 pounds would convert to at least 620 Euros as compared to 560 Eur previously. What this implies is, the weaker the euros due to the economic and political uncertain, the better you would get changing from your sterling pounds if you are a British holidaymaker this summer. The most popular way to buy your euros is the Pre-paid cards which does not incur additional charges. You can withdraw cash from the ATM in Greece, you can also use them for your shopping. The three most popular cards are Post Office Travel Money Card, Caxton FX and also the FairFX. If Euros has been pulled out of Greece, you cannot use Euros there, but instead change it into drachmas. Still this is a better deal for tourists because of the period of transiting to the new currency. The way to differentiate the German issued euros is to look out for the prefix ‘X’ at the 11 digit serial numbers. You can find these numbers on the top right or bottom left corners of the euro notes. Just avoid euros with prefixes: F, G, M, S, T or Y. These notes are issued by Malta, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Greece respectively.

The “What if”s?

Greece ©intergameonline.com

Greece ©intergameonline.com

If you book your tours with a tour operator, most of the affected access by ferries to smaller islands will be solved by the tour operator. Some of these might offer refunds if there is a need to. Remember to book a package with an ATOL-protected tour operator, this way, you will have alternatives as an entitlement for both vehicle, transport like care hire and accommodation. By booking using a credit card for a minimum of 100 pounds, you will also be covered under the Consumer Credit Act.

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