getting euros and other ATM stuff

Aug 26th, 2003, 07:22 AM
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getting euros and other ATM stuff

We're leaving out of JFK for Athens and then popping right over to Crete. Do you folks recommend exchanging money in Crete or should I get a stash ahead of time? I used to get my foreign currency at AAA--does anyone have a better idea? Also, are there a good supply of ATMS on Crete and in the central mainland (Delphi/Pelion)? Did your bank charge anything additional for dishing out Euros--I get zapped almost 2 bucks for using out of network machines here, so I'm wondering what happens over there.

Thanks--Julie
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:33 AM
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Only your own bank can tell you what their fee will be for overseas activity!
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:37 AM
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When you call to notify your bank that you will be using your ATM card outside the country, they can tell you their fees.

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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:41 AM
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Hi js,

I exchange about $100 at the departure airport so that I will have cash upon arrival.

I then use ATM's for all cash needs and charge everything I can.

I suggest that you find a bank with lower fees. Mine charges only $0.75.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 08:09 AM
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Ira--my bank owns the world, they charge whatever they want. I'm a helpless pawn--actually an overworked mom who just doesn't have the energy to look into this right now. I spent two months researching a long distance telephone plan that worked for me, then another month on a cell phone plan. Several more weeks on an electric company--oops, I mean energy supplier. By this point, I'm getting faintly nostalgic for Taft-era monopolies...
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:15 AM
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I guess you need a new bank. Bank of America has answered all my questions quickly and honestly. The most I've ever been charged in hundreds of foreign ATM withdrawals is $1.50. Mostly I'm charged nothing as they offer me a list of banks that they have a deal with where I will be charged nothing for using those ATMS.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:41 AM
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There were plenty of ATMs in Crete, it seemed to me, although, not in the villages. You're probably flying (?) into either Chania or Heraklion; no problem getting $$ there.
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