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Why You Should Still Head to Greece

Steven Gyford by
Categories: Greece, Europe Tags: Greece, eu
It's an uncertain time for Greece at the moment, with the country almost constantly in the news over it's current financial crisis and the recent "no" vote to EU austerity measures. The question remains though, how does this affect the visitors and tourists Greece will welcome in the coming months? Today, we aim to put your mind at ease and explore the pros and cons of visiting.

First things first, the Foreign Office have made no official recommendations against going to Greece, whether you've already booked or not. This is usually a fair reflection that there are no great concerns regarding health or safety. If you have booked and have your own concerns, it would be worth contacting your travel insurance provider to see what you are and aren't covered for.

One thing to bare in mind is your money - specifically cash. It is recommended that anyone visiting the country brings enough cash to cover their entire holiday. Whilst many places are still accepting credit and debit cards, some businesses are taking cash only, so be prepared. It would be most wise to take an alternative paying method like traveller's cheques too - just in case. Cash machines are limiting Greek accounts to 60 Euro withdrawals, so your only concern with them will be queuing times and if they are stocked with enough cash.

If you have concerns over local demonstrations and protests, steering clear from the centre of Athens would be a good idea, though many of the fabulous beach areas and resorts should remain completely unaffected.

Taking extra money obviously brings it's own problems and concerns with it and you would be well advised to keep the majority of your cash in your safe when it is not needed. Again, it would be a good idea to check how much money you are insured for and to be vigilant with it.

Of course, the current climate brings with it some potentially beneficial aspects for budding holidaymakers. Firstly, the country will be even happier than usual to welcome tourists, especially to those paying in cash as you will be helping out the locals. With the strength of the pound as well, prices will be cheaper than usual for this time of year. Better yet, this represents real value for money with the sun, sea and the sights as enticing as ever to visit. 

So there's no need to fret or be intimidating by a trip to Greece. There are a few, small precautions that you should take when you go, but you will probably find that the positives outweigh the negatives here and that any possible roadblocks can be avoided with a little bit of preparation.

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