Currency: Euro (€). Tips are normally left in cash but some places permit them to be put on a credit card.
Local custom: Greek locals don’t tip but tourists are frequently expected to. If you are with a Greek local and they prefer not to tip, follow their guidance. If a service charge (not a cover charge, see below) is listed on a bill or included in a price, no additional tip is necessary, but if you want to reward great service, round up the total or about 5%.
Curated tipping suggestions:
Airport Car Service/Transport: 5-10%. There may be a government-imposed charge for handling each piece of luggage, it is not a gratuity.
Airport Skycap/Porter: €1-2 per bag.
Bartender: Round up the bill.
Hotel (general): None expected except for special services.
Hotel Concierge: No tip for a simple request, €5-20 for time-involving or difficult requests.
Hotel Housekeeping/Room Attendant: €1 per day, left on a pillow daily (staff changes), more if a fancy hotel or extra services were needed.
Hotel Porter/Bellhop: €1 per bag.
Museum Guide: None.
Restaurant (general): Many charge a cover fee which is not a tip or gratuity but covers the water and bread on the table whether you touch them or not. If a service charge is listed on a bill or included in a price, no additional tip is necessary, to reward great service round up the total. If no tip has been included (ask), round up or 10%. Some restaurants do not allow the staff to keep the tips, if in doubt, ask your server if tips are distributed to the staff.
Restaurant – Bartender: Round up the bill.
Restaurant – Bathroom Attendant: Small change up to €0.50.
Spa: No tip is expected, 5-10% would be very generous.
Taxi: 5-10%. There may be a government-imposed charge for handling each piece of luggage, it is not a gratuity.
Tour – Guide or Driver: €2-5 per person daily. If a private tour, €10-20 per person (max €50 total).
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