Athens in detail

Money and Costs

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €130

  • Dorm bed: €25
  • Pension double: from €75
  • Souvlaki or pitta (pie): €2.50
  • Ouzo with snack: €3
  • 90-minute transit ticket: €1.40

Midrange: €130–250

  • Double in midrange hotel: €90–180
  • Traditional taverna meal: €12–15
  • Museum and site entry fees: €5–20
  • Taxi across town: €5

Top end: More than €250

  • Double room in top hotel: from €180
  • Trendy restaurant meal: from €30
  • Cocktail: €10
  • Acropolis tour guide: €75


euro (€)


Major banks have branches around Syntagma. ATMs are plentiful enough in commercial districts, but harder to find in more residential areas.

Currency Exchange

National Bank of Greece Has a 24-hour automated exchange machine.

Onexchange Currency and money transfers. Branches include: Syntagma, Monastiraki.


  • Restaurants If a service charge is included, just round up the bill. If there's no service charge, leave 10% to 20%.
  • Taxis Round up the fare by a couple of euros. There's a small fee for handling bags; this is an official charge, not a tip.
  • Bellhops Bellhops in hotels and stewards on ferries expect a small gratuity of €1 to €3.