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travellers cheque or euros/sterling

scarborough
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travellers cheque or euros/sterling

Our 2nd visit to Agios in 3 weeks(can't wait).

We took sterling last time,but we are taking our son and partner and obviously need a lot more cash(Bank of Mum and Dad).

Our daughter is in Portugal at the moment and experiencing difficulty in cashing her euro travellers cheques.Most exchanges are asking for 3% commission,they seem to not want them,preferring cash.

Is this happening in Greece?

I understand we all prefer cash,but I need to consider safety this time.Don't want to use cards either.

Any advice anyone?

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1. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

Travellers cheques are increasingly obsolete everywhere in Europe,(and the rest of the world) including visitors to the UK.

The safest and most cost effective way is generally considered to be using a debit ( or prepaid cards) in ATM s.

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2. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

Agree with brittraveller. Card and ATM use is the safest, most convenient and cost effective way to go anywhere nowadays.

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3. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

I use my ATM card to withdraw cash just as back in the UK. :-)

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4. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

We used euro travellers cheques in Stalis 2 weeks ago, the apartments changed them for us no problem but did charge 3%

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5. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

Not sure where you are staying, but I tend to take euros in cash...which is fine if the hotel has a safe in the room

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6. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

ATM cards are the way to go all through Europe.

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7. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

You will also be charged for using ATM's, unless you have one of the few cards that don't charge, check with your bank. As already suggested, if your accomodation has a safe, take a mixture of euro's and stirling.

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8. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

The pro with a card on ATMs is also that you avoid carrying large amounts with you - you withdraw as you go and when needed.

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9. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

I do the same, withdrawing my money from the safe, when needed.

scarborough
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10. Re: travellers cheque or euros/sterling

We are staying once again at the Lato.

Have decided to take a Post Office prepaid travel money card and hopefully we will be able to use it at most of the restaurants without a charge,or otherwise a 2 euro fee applies for cash withdrawals.

Thanks for all the advice!

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