When you travel to Greece this summer holiday you can take the best cash with you. Both the travel industry organization ANVR and the ministry advise taking cash with you, as it is highly unlikely that it will be possible to debit in Greece (or only small amounts can be debited). Just like debit cards, chances are that you cannot pay with a credit card . All this as a result of the financial situation in Greece.
How much cash do I have to bring to Greece?
Make sure you have enough cash so that you can pay all the costs of your stay in Greece until you return. Also bring cash for unexpected costs.
Isn’t it better to just cancel my vacation to Greece?
Netherlands have indicated that hardly any trips to Greece are canceled. ANVR indicates that there is no reason to cancel a holiday to Greece. You can travel and stay well, there is no reason not to go. Canceling your holiday to Greece is not even wise, because the situation with the banks is no reason to cancel.
You probably lost a large part of the travel sum when canceling your trip. You can, of course, ask your travel organization if they would like to cooperate in rebooking your vacation. Foreign Affairs advises to keep a close eye on developments and advice regarding Greece.
I can not pin anywhere and I really need valid what now?
Inquire with the travel organization with which you travel how you can still pay or get money. For example, Good Finance has a special service for travelers who run out of money.
If you don’t have any money, you can buy cash from Good Finance via the website. The money is paid by a local agent from the travel agency.
Check your travel insurance!
Before you travel to Greece, it is very important to check your travel insurance to see if unexpected expenses and developments are covered by your insurance.
Some useful tips for on vacation
Divide the money
Make sure you distribute the money among the people of the travel party and / or luggage. If you are robbed, you will not lose all your money at once.
Rent a hotel safe
It may be wise to rent a cash safe in the hotel where you can store your money and other valuables. Most hotels have a safe in the hotel room, campsites often have safes at the reception. Be careful with certain hotel safes, there are various examples on YouTube that show that hotel safes are not always well protected. The TV program Hacking The System also showed that hotel safes can be easily opened with a simple blow on the top of a locker or code reset procedure. Lockers where you can choose your number combination are safer than lockers with a key. Malicious hotel staff may have copied keys.
Make a declaration
If something is stolen from your hotel room or if you are stolen on the way, do not only report this at the reception, but also report it to the police! Insurance often even requires that you can provide proof of declaration. Provide as many supporting documents as possible.
Choose your hotel room wisely
Hotel rooms on the ground floor are often more susceptible to burglaries than higher rooms. Security experts recommend a hotel room between the third and sixth floors. Hotel rooms that are a bit higher are harder to reach by thieves from the outside, but also do not choose a hotel room that is so high that few people come there. Hotel rooms that are less close to a fire exit are also often less sensitive.