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Currency, banks, exchange, credit cards

National Monetary Unit – Drachma (DRC.). It is not free convertible currency.

In Greece in circulation there are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100-drachma coins and 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000-drachma banknotes.

In major cities and tourist centers there are exchange points with a signboard "Exchange". They are open not only on weekends, but also on weekends.

Exchange currency can also be in hotels, international airports and in seaports, where banks are working around the clock.

When exchanged currency in the bank you need to have a passport with you. In all Greek banks, it is forbidden to give delivery in foreign currency. Therefore, it is better to have a lot of dignity with me. For the exchange of currency exchange in the bank held a commission fee in the amount of 1-2% of the amount.

Difficulties may arise with the return exchange, since foreigners from non-EEC countries are issued in exchange for no more than $ 100.

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The dollar exchange rate ranges in the range of 290 – 310 drachms.

Banking hours: banks are usually open to visitors from 08:00 to 14:00 from Monday to Thursday, on Friday – from 08:00 to 13:30 and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Credit cards are accepted by most hotels, shops, restaurants in large cities and resort areas.

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