1. TAKE CASH
Everywhere in the world you will always have a daily limit to withdraw from ATMs and in Greece there could be more problems. We advise you to bring enough money with you from Italy , so as to avoid inconvenience and long queues on the Greek island that you visit. If you are afraid of bringing too much money with you during your holiday, you can always leave it in the safe in your hotel room.
If you have an Italian credit or debit card, you should have no problem paying with that, but a little cash is always good to have it with you.
* Greek banks will be closed until July 7 for the implementation of capital control measures imposed by the government.
2. TAKE PLACE WITH PHILOSOPHY (D’ALTRONDE WE ARE IN GREECE)
Expect queues a little longer than usual at ATMs , but after all you’re on vacation, do not rush! Remember that you are there on holiday and that for you it is a temporary discomfort, but that for the locals is something to deal with every day. Take an example from the Greeks and … take it philosophically.
3. AVOID THE PLACES AROUND THE PARLIAMENT AND PIAZZA SYNTAGMA
It is quite possible that in these days there are large demonstrations in the center of Athens , and it is more likely that these will be concentrated around the Greek Parliament area and the famous Syntagma Square. If you can avoid, not to find yourself in the fray.
4. EAT IN LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Forget the big international chains, eat local ! This is the best way to get in touch with the best of Greek cuisine and to support the inhabitants of the island.
5. PRE ** NOTE A LOCAL GUIDE TOUR **
Spend, but helping Greek companies and local small businesses. Such as? Hire a guide,take a walking tour of the city, or an excursion organized by a local company .
Little tip: Even though most monuments and museums function normally, it can not be ruled out that at some point of the day they can close or strike. Make sure this is not the case, before moving from one place to another in the city and also planning tours around neighborhoods.
6. MAKE GOOD USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT
All public transport in Athens will be free until July 7 : buses, trains, subway and trams. You will return to pay for tickets from 7 July, when Greek banks will reopen.
7. BUY LOCAL CRAFTS
Support local crafts, producers and creative people , not only will you have done something good for Greece, but you can take home a unique memory of your holiday.
8. DO NOT OSTENTATE TOO
This is a good rule to be observed every time you are on vacation, or visiting a foreign country, especially if you are a little distressed. Pickpockets and unfortunates could be there, you have to be careful. Do not show off, travel light and enjoy a wonderful country!