Turkish Lira and Euro Currency options

Do Turkish merchants accept Euros and do Greek merchants accept Turkish Lira? If so, is it limited to the Aegean border regions? And would the exchange rate they apply be reasonable?

Posted by David
Bellevue, WA, USA
740 posts

nobody accept lira in greece. euro is accepted everywhere and worth keeping, i'd not mind pay a small exchange fee to get lira. think about how negotiation is fun in lira already, you want to put exchange rate on top of that?

Posted by John
Snohomish, Washington
8 posts

Hah, great point about the bargaining process. Why would I want to make it more complex!? I have questions about bargaining, to be raised in a separate thread. Thanks all.

Posted by Agnes
Alexandria, VA, USA
616 posts

No, it's not worth doing. It's always best to use local currency - you'll pay a premium otherwise (for the convenience)