Athens Money and Currency Guide
Athens uses the Euro.
ATM facilities can be found throughout Athens, particularly around Syntagma Square and the main areas. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don’t forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you travel it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Euros to have with you when you arrive. Euros are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
If you'd like the security that a credit card offers without the risk of racking up debt while travelling, consider purchasing a prepaid travel card. A Multi-currency Cash Passport™ allows you to load your money in the form of Euros and other currencies onto the card. Your money can then be accessed at various ATMS and used wherever MasterCard® is accepted. The Multi-currency Cash Passport card has both a security pin and signature required for safe spending.