We'd like to reassure our wedding couples that there are no changes to any arrangements for their weddings in Greece as a result of recent events. We would like to reiterate ABTA's statement on Greece (updated today) which is as follows:
The media are further reporting on the financial situation on Greece, including that banks in the country and the Greek Stock Exchange will be closed from today – Monday, 29 June 2015 – and they are expected to be closed all week.
At this time, there are no limits on cash withdrawals for tourists using cards at ATMs. However, there are mixed reports on availability of cash from ATMs.
We advise holidaymakers and travellers heading out to Greece this summer to take enough Euros in cash to cover all of their needs.
Please note, other payment methods such as credit and debit cards are accepted as normal in shops and restaurants.
We would also advise holidaymakers and travellers, as we would with any destination, to take out travel insurance as soon as they book their holiday to provide protection should they need to cancel.
We do not anticipate that there will be any need for tour operators to rebook their customers to a different destination. At present we have no indication that holidaymakers will be disrupted however, as with all destination matters, we will continue to monitor the situation and work with our Members on any developments. This is an unusual situation but the industry is experienced in handling unusual situations.
Ionian Weddings are fully bonded members of ABTA