Visitors travelling to Greece for a holiday should take ‘plenty of cash’, officials say.

The German foreign office has issued a travel warning, advising tourists to Greece to sort their cash beforehand to avoid possible problems with local banks.

Some ATM lines in central Athens are up to 50-people long.

The UK foreign office has updated its travel guide today, advising that visitors to Greece should be aware of the possibility that banking services – including credit card processing and servicing of ATMs – could potentially become limited at short notice.

British nationals make around two million visits to Greece to every year.

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