Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura underlined that “Greece continues to guarantee the high quality of services offered to visitors that have rendered it a top international tourism destination.”
At the same time she stated that “the Greek tourism remains high on the tourists’ preference. The tourists that are currently in Greece as well as those that are going to come will not be in the least affected by the latest developments and can continue to enjoy their vacations in Greece without the slightest problem.”
On its part, Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry in an announcement on Monday stated “the restriction measures on the capitals imposed by the Greek authorities do not refer to those who want to make transactions via ATM with credit or debit cards issued abroad.”
Moreover, it underlined that there is sufficiency in fuel as well as in products and services that secure the smooth daily life of the tourists, the cities, the regions and on the islands.
Tourists allowed to pay for Acropolis by card
Greece’s Culture Ministry has announced that individuals and tour groups visiting the Acropolis will be able to pay for their tickets by credit card from now on.
It says that while there are cash difficulties in Greece, tour groups can pay by voucher if the group has one. Otherwise, the group agents can give a credit note to the ticket office including their tax ID number, and would be able to settle the cost after the banks re-open.
The ministry says this is a years-long request that is now being met.