Purchases should better be paid in national currency. The currency can be exchanged either in banks and post offices or in private currency exchange offices. The most profitable rates for currency exchange are offered in banks meanwhile post offices and private exchange services charge considerable transaction fees.
Banks and other governmental institutions work each day n weekdays from 8 am till 2 or 3 pm. A shortened working day is considered to be Friday as the establishments can close an hour earlier than usual.
Restaurants, taxis and hotels welcome tips. In restaurant a 10% addition to the total sum of the order will be quite enough, the same cash reward will be waited by taxi drivers. Hair stylists and hotel maids will be enough 1 Euro reward.
Tourist should be cautious and keep to the basics of the precaution measures as in places of public interest and just in crowded areas one can easily become a victim of pickpockets. Valuables and documents as well as substantial cash should be kept in safe in hotel room. One should under no condition keep the valuable things by oneself.
Central and crowded areas of the island are safe for late night hiking meanwhile remote areas should not be visited alone. Exploration of the distant areas of the island should be accompanied by a guide and excursion group.