We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Banks money card payments????

West Midlands...
Level Contributor
5 posts
2 reviews
Save Topic
Banks money card payments????

off to Maleme in 2 weeks and was just wondering how the situation is with money changing money in general and restaurants / shops taking card payments.

We have 2 children so want to know what to do for the best ...

Thanks for any advice

Sissi, Greece
Level Contributor
1,185 posts
61 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Banks money card payments????

I repost also here:

It is very important for the benefit of people both tourists and locals to have the right/responsible information and not listen to scary stories newspapers or TV news usually announce to get people to read /watch.

For all the tourists that are already in Greece the use of credit or debit card will solve any problem if they have no cash on them.

All serious business in Greece have been accepting credit or debit cards since many years and they will certainly do accept now.

There are already signs outside their shops which will probably be even more noticable.

For the tourists that come now to Greece or plan to book there is no problem and they can decide to bring both cash and their credit cards.

A tourist hardly notices any change in everyday life.

Yorkshire
Level Contributor
5,404 posts
48 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Banks money card payments????

Please also follow this long, but most useful, thread

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g189398-i192-k85…

Patras, Greece
Level Contributor
1,078 posts
98 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Banks money card payments????

I would disagree slightly with Sissi that small, non-tourist shops, bars and taverns do not often accept cards due to the fees charged by the card companies - this has been so for years. Otherwise, bring Euros, it will still be in use for months, if not years, even if everything does go pear-shaped. So come on in and have a wonderful holiday. But watch out for the children - the sun is very hot!

Chester, United...
Level Contributor
3,511 posts
174 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Banks money card payments????

Take lots of cash! Check the max you will be covered by your insurance and store it somewhere safe.

West Midlands...
Level Contributor
5 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Banks money card payments????

Thank you for advice.

6. Re: Banks money card payments????

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 6:18 am, September 26, 2016
Get answers to your questions about Maleme
Recent Conversations