Holidaymaker Hit By Cash Drought In Greek Resort After Staff Refuse To Exchange Sterling


British holidaymakers are already suffering the consequences of Britain’s exit from the EU.

Matt Rooney has had his Greek break interrupted by the news that he couldn’t access his cash.

Staff from the Blue Lagoon Resort in Kos Town announced that they couldn’t currently exchange British pounds, as they didn’t have an official exchange rate.

Matt, from Nottinghamshire, posted on Twitter this morning: “It’s beginning already! We’re in Greece, no cash exchange & no cash machine withdrawals for Brits. Great #brexitfail.”


This comes in the wake of the sterling’s dramatic fall against every major currency.

Earlier this morning, the pound fell more than 10 per cent, a low not reached since 1985.

Matt’s post quickly went viral, and has so far been re-tweeted more than 3,000 times.

One poster had no sympathy, saying: “Next time take EUR like the rest of us plebs.”

Another responded pithily, saying: “You know you’re screwed when Greece does not accept your money.”

Matt updated an hour ago, saying: “Am told cash machines are now happy, but still no sterling cash exchange at our Greek hotel.”

The popularity of his post hasn’t been without its drawbacks, however. Matt joked: “lol - not liking my viral status!! Mrs R going mad!!”