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Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

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Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

We are visiting Katelios for the first time at the end of June. We've been told that the nearest cashpoint is approximately 9km away but were wondering if anyone has any recommendations to wether we should take euros with us or £'s to change on the island and if there is a bureau to change £'s or travellers cheques in Katelios itself. If so, what would your opinion on the exchange rates be. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

Hi there

For several years now, we've always changed all our holiday cash to Euros before leaving the UK, fine as long as you have a safe in your room. ATMs can be out of action for days, or empty or simply not working. We never run the risk of not being able to find an ATM.

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2. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

we always take euros as the rate seems to work out better here now . Thomas cook have been doing a good rate recentley Euro now up to 1-20.

dont think there are any ATMS IN Katelios so you woulld habve to go over to Scala or change money at 1 bigger hotels

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if you are in katelios we used cbr office and Kostas venus car rentals for money exchange but nowadays we always take euros or sterling cash but always use a safe box. there was another agency on the road on the left going down to the beach but you will have to check on opening times.

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5. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

Using ATM's in Katelios isn't an option as there isn't one!!

I'm not sure where, if anywhere, in Katelios you could change money so I would opt for taking euros with you.

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6. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

As above the car hire companies or even some minimarkets in these small villages will sometimes have a currency exchange BUT we always take euros and a card as back up.

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7. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

Do not rely on cashpoints with the Greek economy in its current state.Take euros with you or sterling to change into euros when you are there.Remember that in times of crisis Cash is King.

I am out there in 2 weeks and will be taking euros.On previous holidays in Spain I have always relied on cashpoints.But the rules of the game have changed.

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With the exchange rate so good at the moment change euros here before you go out, doubt the same rates will be on offer out there

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9. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

Thanks to everyone who has responded. The general consensus seems to be to take cash/euros which is fine because we always use the room safe's.

Thanks again.

Kim and Iain

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10. Re: Katelios - Do we take Euro's/£'s or Travellers Cheques

WirralScouse - was tempted to use the Cash is King expression myself ...but if you tell people under 30 that using their cards in Greece to buy a paper or cigarettes (like they do at home at their local supermarket) is not on, they dont seem to believe you !!!! Some of the small villages have shops/tavernas which only open for a few months - the cost to them of accepting credit cards is quite high.

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