Greece’s currency is the euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Greece, though some establishments do not accept American Express and Diners.
In Athens, banks are open Monday—Friday from 8 am to 2 pm, except on public holidays. (A few central branches have extended hours and some are open on Saturdays.)
You can find ATMs all around the city that can disperse cash from your accounts at home, but they will charge you €2-3 per transaction.
These are indicative prices for everyday products and services:
- Single ticket for public transport: €1.40
- Museum tickets: €3-€12
- Theatre tickets: €25-€50
- Cinema tickets: €7-€10
- Sandwich from €2.50
- Souvlaki from €1.80
- 1 litre bottle of water: €1
- Coffee to go from €1.50
- Coffee at a cafe: €3.5- €5
- Beer at a bar: €3.50-€5
- Three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant: €20- €40