tipping in Greece

Like many European holiday destinations tipping is expected is expected in Greece. You should leave gratuities at hotels, restaurants, when you take a taxi and when you take a tour but don't feel under any obligation. Especially if you didn't receive good service. How much you should tip depends on the type and quality of the service. This guide will tell you everything you need to know, so read on.

tipping etiquette for hotels in Greece

In Greece 1 Euro a day at hotels

It is customary to tip the porter/bellboy, around 1 Euro per bag. Leave around 1 Euro per day on the bedside table or bed for the housekeeper. You can leave a few euros as gratuity for the concierge if you receive excellent service.

tipping in restaurants in Greece

In Greece Tip 5% to 10% at restaurants

In Greece it's expected that tourists will tip but some restaurants will still round-up the bill, so be careful. Don't leave any extra money if they have. A gratuity of between 5% and 10% is a good guide. Leave it on the table with the bill, give it to the waiter directly, or tell the waiter you don’t want change. In some restaurants, the owner does not allow their staff to keep the tips. You may want to ask if this is the case, because if they don’t, you are just paying more for your meal.

Dining out

When eating at a restaurant in Greece you will generally have to ask for the bill. You should expect a ‘service charge’ or a ‘cover charge’, which is the price of bread and water. You cannot usually remove this from the bill, but it should only be about about 1 Euro per person.

tip etiquette at spas in Greece

In Greece don't Tip at Spas

Staff at space in will not usually expect gratuities, but it's up to you. Tip if you want. How much you leave depends on the quality of the spa and how good the service was. If you do want to leave a gratuity, ask at the reception if they have an envelope you can use.

should you tip your taxi driver?

In Greece Tip 5% - 10% for Taxis

In Greece you won't always be expected to tip your taxi driver. However, some taxi drivers may have grown used to it from tourists. So, really it's up to you. If you do decide to tip your taxi driver round-up the fare, or leave between 5% and 10%. If you’ve hired a private driver leave around 20 Euros per day. If they went above and beyond you can always tip more.

should you tip your tour guide?

for tour guides $10 - $20 in Greece

In Greece it is standard etiquette to tip on tours. For group tours, you can tip between 2 and 5 Euros per person, per day. For private tours, tip 20 Euros per person, per day.