Most international banks are represented in Greece and their main branch offices can be found in Athens.
Banking hours are: Mon – Thur: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm. Fridays they close at 1:30 pm.
Some banks are open until later, such as:
Alpha Bank: Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm / Sat: 10:00am-3:00pm
- Kolonaki: 2 P. Ioakim str
- Psychiko: 214 Kifissias ave
Eurobank: Mon-Fri: 10:45am – 5pm / Sat:10:15am -4:30pm
- Maroussi: The Mall Athens
- Piraeus Bank: Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm / Sat: 10:30am-3:00pm
- Syntagma: Stadiou & Amerikis str
The monetary unit in Greece is the Euro & no other currency is accepted. It is best to exchange money at banks or official exchange agencies because in the most touristy areas a high commission is charged. Travellers Checks are also readily accepted and if you are low on cash ATM machines are readily available.
Personal checks are not accepted in Greece and although credit card use is widely accepted in the larger cities, some of the smaller villages & islands may have limited acceptability.