✈️ Heading to Greece? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in Greece, or can I use my card everywhere?
Nearly every business has a card terminal in Greece, but that doesn't always mean they will take your card.
It's not uncommon in tourist areas for a business to insist on cash, often with an excuse like their terminal being broken.
For this reason, it's a good idea to carry some cash as a backup
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Euros! The symbol is € or EUR.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
- Attica Bank
- Bank of Chania
The bunq community reported additional fee's for withdrawals at these ATMs.
- Piraeus Bank
- Europa Bank
- National Bank of Greece
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
€50 should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
All EU mobile plans should let you roam for free.
If you don't have an EU plan, you can learn about your local SIM card options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
Restaurants will normally include a service charge on the bill. This is about 16%, and is often not specified separately on the bill. It should be written somewhere on the menu, look for it towards the end with the other taxes.
When the service charge is added, you don't need to tip. Often people will still round up the bill to the nearest euro or two, if the service was good.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard European plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the right side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well in Greece.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
- There's so much amazing Greek food to try, from Olives, Amazing grilled meats and fish, Mousakka, Octopus and more.
- Wash down your amazing greek feasts with a traditional Baklava as dessert. Delicious!
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If you've been to Greece 🇬🇷 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇