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Jul 13, 2011
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Are credit/debit cards readily acceptable in Greece at supermarkets, restaurants and fuel stations. We are due to make our way to Greece this weekend, just hoping the currency rate of exchange improves3.
 
Apr 29, 2009
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We were on Santorini last week and used Halifax Clarity Card in Supermarket and Restaurants. Didnt use Fuel Stations as we flew and didnt hire a car.
 
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Petros
Jul 13, 2011
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Great info thanks. We normally use the Clarity Card also, find in very good.
 
Mar 16, 2016
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We had no problems using our Revolut cards in fuel stations and large supermarkets, whilst in Greece last month. As Lenny said, the restaurants prefer you to use cash. We only stayed on one campsite (and that was just for 2 nights) the whole month we were there and they willingly accepted cards.

Pete
 

Pia

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We had no problems using our Revolut cards in fuel stations and large supermarkets, whilst in Greece last month. As Lenny said, the restaurants prefer you to use cash. We only stayed on one campsite (and that was just for 2 nights) the whole month we were there and they willingly accepted cards.

Pete
Hi @Tykatem, we're off to Greece for a month in May...thinking of have a look round the Peloponnese..have you been...any recommendations?:D
 
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Hi @Tykatem, we're off to Greece for a month in May...thinking of have a look round the Peloponnese..have you been...any recommendations?:D
May is a lovely time of year in Greece. Lots of wild flowers. We've spent a lot of time on the Mani peninsula but not in the MH. Love that area.
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This is on the coast near Aeropoli
 

Freespirit1

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We were on Santorini last week and used Halifax Clarity Card in Supermarket and Restaurants. Didnt use Fuel Stations as we flew and didnt hire a car.
Hi - what was the weather like there at the time please? :)
 
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In order to crack down on tax fraud by businesses not declaring earnings on cash transactions, the European Troika monitoring the Greek Government insisted the Government made a law to force most businesses, including tourism, Doctors, Lawyers et al, to install card terminals. It is now an offence to refuse to take cards at businesses that have terminals.

If they refuse your card - walk out. They can do nothing.

Geoff
 
Aug 18, 2011
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In order to crack down on tax fraud by businesses not declaring earnings on cash transactions, the European Troika monitoring the Greek Government insisted the Government made a law to force most businesses, including tourism, Doctors, Lawyers et al, to install card terminals. It is now an offence to refuse to take cards at businesses that have terminals.

If they refuse your card - walk out. They can do nothing.

Geoff
Bit late if you have eaten the meal,,,,I just draw cash at an ATM and pay cash in bars and restaurants BUSBY.
 
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pappajohn

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With a username of Petros and an avatar that looks like a rather skinny Demis Rusos I wouldn't think you had to ask.

What is baffling though is, you've been member since 2011 yet your username is still in green......reserved for new members.

@Jim ?
 

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It was very very hot! We were there for our Sons Wedding and spent a lot of time in the pool.View attachment 214719
Umm - that seems proof enough - how about night time temperatures? Although difficult maybe to judge as not in your MH.

Reason for asking is that I’m planning to head to Crete and on to Santorini as soon as the weather there is good - am thinking end March/early April time.

What is the general expriences of Funsters who have travelled there please and when does it get a bit too hot for travelling in the MH?

@Petros - have you done any research on these lines? and by the way I don’t think your going to see much change at all in the exchange rate - it’s been hanging around for a couple of months or at current rate - maybe take some scrap gold with you? :)
 
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Pia

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Hi @Freespirit1...we're sailing to Igoumenitsa May 1st for a wander round mainlaind Greece in MH...hoping for warm weather then:D
 
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May is a lovely time of year in Greece. Lots of wild flowers. We've spent a lot of time on the Mani peninsula but not in the MH. Love that area.
View attachment 214705
This is on the coast near Aeropoli
Hi Glen.....we met at El Puerto de Santa Maria January time....how is your fridge working now:D Hope life is good and full of travel. Thanks for the info re Greece. Bet you wished you had your MH:D We're looking forward to Greece particularly and to having a wander through Italy to Brindisi.
 
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Hi Glen.....we met at El Puerto de Santa Maria January time....how is your fridge working now:D Hope life is good and full of travel. Thanks for the info re Greece. Bet you wished you had your MH:D We're looking forward to Greece particularly and to having a wander through Italy to Brindisi.
Hi Are you Pauline? Our fridge has never been better thanks. Where are you now? We're near Valencia and heading home soon.
 

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Hi Are you Pauline? Our fridge has never been better thanks. Where are you now? We're near Valencia and heading home soon.
Hi Glen, glad the fridge is good...bet it's lovely where you are! We stopped at Betera and went into Valencia for a wander we were lucky with the weather then it ws mid January.....we're at home now and it's snowing like mad...things are pretty grim here weather wise so if you can delay your homeward trip for a week or so:D We're off again in 6 weeks for a couple of months to Greece so looking forward to that. Harvey is being 'done to' next week...habitation check and service to keep him in good order for the next year:D Enjoy Valencia the cathedral is well worth a visit despite the cost...have a good trip back..very best wishes(y)
 
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Hi We've moved on to the ebre delta. Doing a bit of bird watching. The weather is so so. Glad you're home safe and sound
 
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