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Tipping in Greece: The Greece Tipping Guide

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Tipping in Greece is customary, but is by no means obligatory. This Greece tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.

Tipping in Greece

Tipping in Greece may be expected in most places, but it is by no means an obligation. There is no set standard for how much to leave when service exceeds expectations, but there are certain times to tip. For instance, some restaurants may round up the bill to include gratuity, so it is wise to look for this inclusion before tipping. It is also common for servers not to receive tips included on a credit card, so try to leave cash whenever possible.

Want to know when to tip for other services? This Greece tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.

How To Tip In Greece

Cafe Server:

If there is a tip jar by the cash register, it’s a nice gesture to leave a couple of coins. For exceptional table service, round up to the nearest €1.

Restaurant Server:

A tip is typically expected, especially for stellar service, but some restaurants round up the bill to include gratuity. Check the bill first for these inclusions before deciding to tip. If there is no added tip, leave 5 to 10 percent, and a few coins on the table for the busser. Some restaurants may refuse gratuity for service, so be certain to ask before tipping. There may be a “cover charge” on the bill, which covers the cost of bread and non-bottled water, but is doesn’t include gratuity.

Bartender:

It’s not necessary to tip a bartender, as most do not expect it,  but it is considerate to round to the nearest €1 for great service.

Tour Guides:

It is customary to tip tour guides. Tip €2 to €5 per person, per day for a group tour, and €20 per person, per day for a private tour.

Taxis:

A good rule of thumb is to round up to the nearest euro, or give 5 to 10 percent of the final fare for exceptional service 

Airport Shuttle Driver:

It is not necessary to tip your driver, but feel free to give €1 per bag if they help with your luggage.

Doorman:

If a doorman assists with luggage or hailing transportation, a simple thank you is appreciated, but feel free to offer €1 for exceptional service.

Bellhop:

Feel free to tip €1 to €2 per bag, depending on size, but no more than €5 total. 

Housecleaning:

Leave €1 per night for a spotless stay.

Concierge:

If the concierge goes above and beyond with helping you book reservations, giving you directions, and/or providing insider recommendations, it’s considerate to tip €5 to €10. 

Stylist:

It’s considerate, but not expected, to tip 10 percent of the final bill if you’re satisfied with your new look.

Spa Service Provider:

A tip isn’t expected, but you can leave up to 10 percent for anything that goes above and beyond your expectations. Simply ask for an envelope for the tip at the front desk.

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