In order to avoid any possible trouble and to protect yourself from counterfeiters, it is recommended to exchange money in banks and specialized exchange offices only. Do not exchange banknotes of a big denomination in markets and small shops that usually do not check the authenticity of money.
Tourists are recommended to leave tips in local restaurants and cafes. A tip of 10% will be enough. In large restaurants the service fee may be included in the total due sum.
Experienced travelers say that local waiters are distinguished by a truly phenomenal memory. In order to become a regular customer in a particular restaurant, you just need to visit it a couple of times. Regular customers are usually treated with welcome drinks, and before leaving a waiter can make one more surprise – bring a signature dessert of the restaurant.
A large part of local people speaks good English, but their language is almost always accompanied by a strong accent. If you want to establish a good relationship with local people, it is recommended to take a Greek phrase book and learn several basic phrases.
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