If you have a Greek card, you will be subject to them. Greece is a Eurozone member, therefore the unit of currency is the Euro (EURΟ €). All major credit cards can be used in Crete, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.
Exchange Rates in Crete
You can calculate the value of your currency in EURO using this convertor. The rate you are offered in your home country is likely to differ slightly.
Banks in Crete
Greece banks are open from 8.00am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Some central stores are also open during weekends and or for some extended hours.
Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are widely available at banks, along main shopping streets and in malls.
International credit cards and ATM cards will work as long as they have a four-digit PIN encoded. Check with your bank before leaving home.
Tipping and Service Charges in Crete
Tipping in Crete is not obligatory – even in restaurants and bars. However, tipping for good service or kindness is at the discretion of the visitor. Hotels and restaurants in Crete do not add service charges to their bills.
How Much Will it Cost Approximately in Crete?
Here is a general guide of what you can expect to pay in Crete for a few common items.
- A hotel breakfast: €10-€15
- Dinner: €15-€20 per main meal
- Lunch snack/sandwich: €2-€4
- Cafe lunch: €6-€10
- A traditional pitta gyros: €3-€3.50
- Cappuccino: €3.00-€4.00
- A bottle of water (500ml): €0.50