Currency: The currency in Greece is the Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
ATM’s, banks and currency exchange units are plentiful in Athens and more businesses are accepting credit and debit card payments though cash is still a frequent means of payment. Most types of credit card are accepted though problems can occur with American Express. Bank branches are generally open from 8am-2pm Monday to Friday. Any capital controls on Greek banks generally do not affect foreign accounts transactions.