Currency and Exchange

Greece, as a Member-State of the EU since 2002, uses its uniform currency – the Euro, denominated in banknotes of: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros, while coins come in: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents (or lepta in Greek) and 1 and 2 Euros.

Currency exchange rates are clearly displayed in every bank that accepts currency exchange, while credit card holders may acquire money from the ATMs of the collaborating banks. Greek banks are open for the public from 8:00 to 14:30 Mondays to Thursdays and from 8:00 to 13:30 on Fridays. They are closed on Public Holidays. 

Euros can also be exchanged for notes of other foreign currencies at exchange offices that are situated at the airport and certain main ports, in the larger cities, as well as at many tourist destinations. Your passport will be required when exchanging currencies.