Greece and Italy take the Euro and you usually get the best rate if you just use your American bank card in an ATM once you arrive. I don't know about Turkey, but they use the Kuna in Croatia. They will accept Euro for some larger purchases like hotel rooms/apartment rentals and taxi transfers, but local buses, shops, and restaurants mostly accept only Kuna. Again, the best place to get Kuna is at an ATM or local bank branch using your American bank card.
You should use your credit or debit card at any of the ATM's which are located throughout town.
The local bus does not accept dollars nor do any shops or restaurants. There are a few places where you can use Euros, but it's hit or miss.
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Yes, just withdraw kuna from the ATM's as you need them in Croatia.
Oh no. We are retired and of the "old school" and do not have ATM cards, nor do we know how to use them. And acutally worry about using them...you know, being robbed or scammed. I am worried we would do something wrong. Is there another way to get Euros, Kunos, etc.?
Go to your bank or an Amex office in California and buy some USD Traveller's Cheques. You can cash these at most banks and large hotels in Europe in exchange for their local currency. If they are stolen, Amex will send replacements.
You will be charged some commission when you exchange them but any you don't use you can take back to the US and cash back in at Amex.
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