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Do not expect any Greek operations to cash your traveler’s checks, however, unless you are paying for their services or goods. You can get traveler’s checks at almost any bank. American Express offers denominations of $20, $50, $100, $500, and (for cardholders only) $1,000. You’ll pay a service charge ranging from 1% to 4%. If your bank charges more, you can call the check issuers about more competitive rates. Some organizations sell traveler’s checks at reduced rates; the Automobile Association of America, for example, sells American Express checks in several currencies without commission or fee to AAA members.
Feast of the Assumption of the VirThessaloniki Film Festival and Festigin (Apokimisis tis Panayias). On val of Popular Song. That lively and this important day of religious pilgrimsophisticated city continues to live it age, many come home to visit, so up. End of September. rooms are particularly hard to find. The holiday reaches monumental pro- October portions in Tinos; thousands of people Feast of St. Demetrius (Ayios Dimdescend on the small port town to paritrios). Particularly important in Thesticipate in an all-night vigil at the saloniki, where he is the patron saint, cathedral of Panagia Evangelistria, in the Demetrius Festival features music, the procession of the town’s miraculous opera, and ballet.
When traveling, safeguard your passport in an inconspicuous, inaccessible place like a money belt and keep a copy of the critical pages with your passport number in a separate place. If you lose your passport, visit the nearest consulate of your native country as soon as possible for a replacement. Meanwhile, keep a record of your passport’s number in a separate part of your luggage. unlimited period (although you should inquire about this at a Greek consulate or at your embassy in Greece). U. countries may travel without a passport if accompanied by either parent.