June 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm #225608
I took a 5 euro note out and it tore in half. The shop keeper looked as if I was trying to pay him with a still beating babys heart. The same thing happened when another 5 only tore half way.
I went to Alpha bank to get them changed but they wouldn’t. After some problems I finally found out that the only bank that will give you new for old is the National Bank of Greece.
I hope it is not like this outside Athens.
June 7, 2016 at 6:54 am #225609
I wouldn’t know.
So far I’ve not come across a situation where a note tore in half or where I needed to change old notes for new.
I have tried to change Monopoly money for Euro’s but haven’t found a bank willing to do so yet…
I’ll let you know when I do.
June 12, 2016 at 7:58 am #225637
Hello, I have had this and looking on the official sites of the CENTRAL EUROPEAN BANK it states there that you must take the note to one of the designated banks and for Greece it is National Bank of Greece…
June 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm #225641
Well Jo, next time you’re running a few notes of the printer at home, make sure you add a bit of starch to strengthen them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 13, 2016 at 8:24 am #225647
I think due to the on-going Capital Controls the National Bank of Greece is the only bank where you can carry out certain actions even exchanging certain currencies such as Turkish Lira. Changing banknotes certainly was one. Really difficult for us on a small island with a round trip to Rhodes taking anything in excess of 7 hours and costing 30€ without an overnight in a hotel!
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