Money in Greece and the Greek islands
It is important to always have some cash in Greece and the Greek Islands.
Although many hotels, restaurants and tourist shops in Greece accept credit cards, you might encounter few studios or small shops in less-touristic islands that ask for cash.
You can use your cash cards on any ATM machine in Greece. The largest Greek islands have many banks and ATM, while some remote islands may have only an ATM.
Greece is part of the European Union and its currency is Euro. (Euro replaced Drachma in 2002).
The euro banknotes come in: 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5.
The are coins of 2 and 1 Euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents of euro.
Check the Euro rates