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I know that tipping culture is changing a bit in Europe....how much should I be tipping in Greece?


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That is an interesting question, because my cousin n the Netherlands is planning a trip in May of 2022 and would most likely want to know


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I have visited Greece many times. Years ago tipping was not expected. In the last few years I usually tip a couple of euros or for exceptional service 5€ if there are just 2-4 people. It seems arbitrary and depends on the service for which you are tipping. In nicer restaurants or if you have a big group, I would tip 10%. They always seem happy and gracious.
Greeks do not tip a lot. Basically, whatever change you get, you leave for the server, however, we always tip when out, just not as much as in the States.


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Greeks do not tip a lot. Basically, whatever change you get, you leave for the server, however, we always tip when out, just not as much as in the States.
Yeah my friends do exactly that. It's usually a few euros


I find that Greece is similar to most of Europe. I round up a bit. So if the bill came to 18 Euro, I'd like leave a 20 Euro bill and tell them to keep the change. 10% is a good benchmark, too, if you're in doubt. However, rounding up is more than adequate. I try to use cash whenever possible because it's much easier to round up and tell them to keep the change if I just put the money in their hand.


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Tipping is not required in Greece, but Greeks will sometimes tip 1-2 euro if anything.
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