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BBC Tips Travelers on Getting the Most Out of Greece

MYKONOS_22_Little VeniceDespite the rocky political situation in Greece, media across the globe are publishing lists on what to watch out for if you plan to visit the country, and are insisting it’s still a bargain.

In its latest story titled “Planning a holiday in Greece? Here’s what you need to know” the BBC is advising over a million British vacationers expected to visit Greek shores this summer that despite Greek banks being closed until July 7, tourists with credit and bank cards issued abroad can use them at ATMs freely — depending, of course, on the queues and the amount of cash available. It does, however, stress that it would be better to have cash available “to cover the duration of your stay, emergencies, unforeseen circumstances and any unexpected delays”.

The BBC adds that all cards are accepted including MasterCard and Visa, warning, however, that smaller shops and restaurants may be reluctant to accept credit and debit cards. Travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted.

With regard to accommodation, the BBC recommends visitors check in advance.

Travel by train, bus and tram in and around Athens is free through to Sunday.

The BBC story concludes that “Greece continues to be a great bet for bargain hunters”, with the sterling fetching much more than it did a year ago and prices much lower.

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