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Many travel commentators are of the opinion that now is a great time to visit Greece, despite the financial crisis that is rocking the country to its very foundations. Indeed, carrying on with your plans to visit Greece and spending your holiday cash in the resorts there is one way of showing solidarity with the beleaguered hoteliers and other workers within the tourism industry.

Here are some of the top ways to make sure you get the very best from your holiday experience in Greece this summer.

Stock Up On Euros
Greece’s banks are in shutdown at the moment - so you need to make sure that you bring enough currency to cover all the costs of your stay. And, of course, by bringing lots of euros into the country, you will be boosting the fragile economy. It’s more important than ever than you ensure your money is kept in a safe place at all times, and most of the main insurance companies are offering increased cover for this purpose.

Offer Support to Local Businesses
As far as possible, try to shop and eat out as locally as you can. A small cost to you - for example, a round of drinks or a souvenir - could make all the difference to a local business that is struggling. Local family-run businesses need your patronage more than ever before, so get spending your hard-earned holiday spending money! Hanging out with the locals will also make your holiday a far more authentic and immersive experience.
 
Book a Longer Stay
While it’s certainly true that the prices of flights to both mainland Greece and the islands are far cheaper than normal this holiday season, it is with the price of accommodation that you can make a real killing. Extending a week’s break to twelve days or two weeks will hardly dent your initial budget and will have a duel benefit: you will enjoy a longer break, and local businesses will benefit from your protracted stay.

Pack Sufficient Medical Supplies
Many pharmacies are not carrying as much stock as usual as the crisis rumbles on, so it is more important than ever that you take any vital medicines, plus a basic first-aid kit, with you when you visit Greece. Hotels in the country are required by law to supply a first-aid kit if requested, but it makes sense to make sure you have whatever you may need, especially if you are travelling with young children.
 

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