Currency for Greece
The Euro (EUR) is now the official currency of Greece. Greece prior currency, the Drachma, has now been phased out as legal tender and is no longer accepted.
Doing a money transfer to Greece and Euro Currency Denominations.
Note Currency 5.00 Euro's - 10.00 Euro's - 20.00 Euro's - 50.00 Euro's - 100.00 Euro's - 200 Euro's and 500 Euro's.
1 Euro Cent - 2 Euro Cents -1.00 Euro Coin - 2.00 Euro Coin - 5 Euro Cents - 10 Euro Cents - 20 Euro Cents and
50 Euro Cents.
Making regular transfers to Greece
It is advised that if you are sending regular payments abroad you should use a foreign exchange broker to ensure you get the most out of your exchange rate. Sending Money Abroad.
Open a currency exchange account to send money to Greece is easy just complete a currency trading application form and provide the necessary identification required such as your Passport. This will then open your currency trading account where you can now confirm the currency amount to be sent via your foreign exchange broker. Just agree the provisional currency rate and when you are happy send funds to foreign exchange broker. Money converted to currency required where money received and sent as required.
Credit Cards accepted
The following credit cards are accepted MasterCard and Visa as well as others major credit cards including Euro cheque cards. Always check with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available before you go on holiday or travel abroad / overseas
Traveller's cheques are accepted in all banks and bureaus, though to avoid any extra service charges it is recommended that the cheques are in either US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. ATMs are available in most towns.
There is no limit to how much foreign or domestic currency that can be imported, As long as amounts over €10,000 are declared on entry.
Domestic and foreign currency can also be taken out of Greece, though amounts over €2,000 must have an Import Currency Declaration Form, issued on arrival, and amounts over €10,000 need a Certificate of Tax Clearance or a Currency Declaration Form, which can be obtained on entry to the country. Electricity - 220V, 50 Hz
Bank Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 08.00- 14.00
In Greece, you can exchange your currency at most Banks as well as many exchange bureaus that you will find in popular areas, such as Athens. In most banks when you are exchanging currency, you will need your passport. If you do not have this with you, then the bank may refuse to exchange your currency.
Need to transfer money to Greece see foreign exchange companies offering the best currency deals.
Even if you are sending money to pay your mortgage, Importing or exporting or money to paying oversea suppliers? No matter who you intend to pay use a foreign exchange broker it is cheaper than using high street banks.
Money Transfer Greece Banking Services
In Greece most places to eat and drink accept the use of euro prepaid cards and euro travel money cards prepaid cards including MasterCards credit cards and Visa debit cards. All banks in Greece have ATM machines and will exchange travellers cheques over the counter. Exchanging currency is easy and most places will even accept American Express as a form of payment.
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