Hi, keeping seeing prices in Bodrum in Euros, can we pay in Turkish Lira?? or do they operate in Euros?
It is always better to pay in local currency when possible but any business will of course accept Euro,sterling,dollars etc.
Many businesses here advertise prices in Euro due to the number of mainland European tourists who come here.
As you are coming from the UK buy a small amount of Turkish Lira to bring with you just to keep you going until you can change up some more or find ATM's.The exchange rate is always better here than in the UK hence I said to only buy a small amount there.
Hi, Sari is right (as always) - yes a lot of the prices are shown in euros but they will accept your sterling or lira just as readily. It's always good to know the exchange rate as you can then work out whether it is better to pay in sterling or lira. Sometimes they will say something is 25 lira or £10. Now is you are getting less than 2.5 lira to the pound, then it's better to pay in sterling; but if you are getting more than 2.5 lira to the pound (which you currently would be), it's better to pay in lira. Hope that makes sense!!
As you are from the UK it is best to pay in lira. As Sari suggests bring a small amount with you and change the rest there or use the ATMs. Don't bother with Euros.
When we were in Turkey last year, the people who paid in euros were effectively being charged a 14% exchange fee.
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