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BANKS AND CURRENCY

Since the 1st of January 2002, the Euro (EUR) is the currency of Greece. Notes in circulation are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro while coins come in denominations of 1 euro, 2 euro, 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents and 20 cents.

A currency converter is available here

Most banks are open 8.00 am-2.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am-2.00 pm Friday.

ATMs are widely available in Greece. Most accept Visa and MasterCard (you'll pay interest on cash withdrawals) as well as debit cards of internationally recognised networks such as Cirrus and Maestro.

Credit cards: Most major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club) are accepted in Greece

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

The electricity supply in Greece is alternating current, 220 volts, 50 cycles. Appliances for 110 or 120 volts may be operated by using step down transformers of 220 - 250/110 volts connected to each outlet.

TIMEZONE

Greece is in the Eastern European Time Zone.

Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Like most countries in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Greece, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). After the summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour to Eastern European Time (EET) or (GMT+2). The Daylight Savings Time (GMT+3) in Greece:

- begins at 3 a.m. on the last Sunday of March and

- ends at 4 a.m. on the last Sunday of October

Useful Links:

The current time in Greece

World Time Zone Map

Time Zone Converter

PASSPORT / VISA

Passport and visa requirements vary from country to country. For details please click here

Greek Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad: click here