I realise this does not apply specifically to Parga - but more to Greece tourism as a whole. Just had a facebook message from an old school friend who had been to change money in a Thomson travel agency in UK for her trip to Crete. She was told that they do not supply 50 euro notes as Greeks cannot accept them as they are so cash-strapped! Also not to bother taking am ATM card as they will not work because the banks are penniless and cannot supply cash!!!!!! So she suggested taking pounds with her to change in resort - No .... they won't change them and if you happen to find somewhere that will - they will rob you by charging you an enormous commission rate.
Is this a ploy to scare people into cancelling their holidays? I'm seriously thinking of phoning this particular agency (which I know - hometown) and telling them what I think of their baloney! Or do they want to destroy the only organisation that can keep Greece afloat - tourism? If that happens then the drachma arrives and Thomson will be laughing all the way to the bank!
Unfortunately this is also happening in Germany. A customer of mine said her sister went to get her tickets for Greece and the agency there tried their hardest to make her cancel Greece and seriously think about going somewhere else. Greece (she said) is not safe you mustn't go there.
Did anything like this happen to you and do you think I should phone my hometown of Ilkeston and put them straight on a few things?
Can you imagine the poor people who have booked Greece for the first time and then go to change money - they will think they are coming to a 3rd world country in the middle of civil war!Edited: 29 May 2012, 16:54