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Information about money in Greece and the Greek islands:
It is important to always have some cash money when traveling to Greece and the Greek Islands. Although most 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 or credit card on all ATM machines in Greece. The largest Greek islands have many banks and ATM, while some remote islands may have only one ATM. Always have some cash with you if you travel in some remote islands as even if there is one single ATM, it might be out of money.
Greece is part of the European Union and Greece money currency is Euro. (Euro replaced Drachma in 2002).
The euro banknotes come in: 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5.
There are coins of 2 and 1 Euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents of euro.
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