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Current exchange rate?

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Current exchange rate?

Is it worth bringing sterling and changing it for euros in Zakynthos at the moment?What is the current exchange rate there?

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1. Re: Current exchange rate?

deffinately don't exchange in zante,ive heard some places are giving 1.15 euro to the pound whereas back in uk your getting 1.20.50 euros more on £1000 exchange.

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2. Re: Current exchange rate?

Thanks for that info Pete,was in town earlier and saw it was 1.20 so that's very good.

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3. Re: Current exchange rate?

The rate in Zante has been really poor in the last couple of years. Change it over here & use your debit card for any more you need. Assuming your bank doesn't charge ridiculous amounts, (most charge about 2% for European transactions) you'll still be better off than changing over there.

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4. Re: Current exchange rate?

We've only seen in the UK 1.17 as the best exchange rate so not much better.

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5. Re: Current exchange rate?

Bought from fairfx yesterday au 1.20. Expect it to go u to around 1.205 early next week

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6. Re: Current exchange rate?

Thomas Cook was 1.20 today too

Forgot to add - for online buy and collect.

Edited: 5:31 pm, May 09, 2014
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7. Re: Current exchange rate?

got 1205 from fairfax today.no comission and free delivery if the order is over £500

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8. Re: Current exchange rate?

I've changed £1000 cash yesterday at The Money Shop in town & got €1200. They offered €1195 but I asked for 1200 & they agreed. The rate outside the shop was 1-187. Its always worth asking wherever you want to change & don't be afraid to barter a bit, you won't get a big increase but I got an extra €5, thats a couple of Alfa's at the bar..

We used to use the post office until a few years ago but they're the worst around nowadays. As Pete said, you can get some really good deals online.

Holidayhappy. Anyone doing €1-17 is just taking the p*ss, you should be able to get a lot more than that anywhere. The rate today will probably be even better, the visa rate has gone from €1-22 yesterday to €1-23 this morning, I wish I'd waited... oh well

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9. Re: Current exchange rate?

Just used Travel Premier and got 1.2058 on £1500 so worth looking round.

Zakynthos, Greece
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10. Re: Current exchange rate?

yep, don't bother exchanging out here, only if your really desperate

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