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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Cyprus

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The official currency in Cyprus is the Euro (EUR, ). Like in other 'euro zone' countries, the notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. The denominations of coins are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2.

Currently the 'euro zone' consists of the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. In addition to the above, the euro is officially used in Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino and Vatican.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and money exchange offices.


Automate Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available mostly in main towns and tourist areas.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards are widely accepted in Cyprus for purchases in stores, restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations. Travelers can also get a cash advance on Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Eurocard and American Express in most banks.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler's checks can be cashed at banks and money exchange offices. Recommended are checks in euros or British pounds - to avoid additional exchange rate charges. Some hotels will also accept traveler's checks.

Banking Hours

Typically banks in Cyprus are open Generally, Mon-Fri 8:30am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday. Some banks have longer hours and close at 6:00pm.

Current Euro Rates

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