Cyprus Money - All The Facts

Cyprus Money

Cyprus Money. Used to be Cyprus Pounds but now the country subscribes to using the Euro as found in the rest of Europe with a couple of exception.. ie Great Britain


There are lots of ATMs in all of the main towns and tourist areas. Just put in your regular bank card and away you go, but be aware your bank may charge you for the privilige. Travellers chqs may be a better option

Usual Banking Hours

Divided into winter and summer hours

  • May-Aug: Mon to Fri 08.15-13.00
  • Oct-Apr: Mon to Fri 08.30-13.00 and Mon 15.15-16.45
  • Sep: Mon to Fri 08.15-13.00 and Mon 15.15-16.45

Credit Cards Information

All major credit cards are accepted at most places. Check for the sign on the shop door or in the restaurant. Hotels/accommodation usually take them all

Cyprus Currency Information

Euro (EUR symbol €) = 100 cents

Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5

Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents

Any Currency Restrictions?

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency


...amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country outside the European Union

amounts over €12,500 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country within the European Union

What About Travellers Cheques?

You can cash them in all banks

In order to avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros or Pounds Sterling

Where To Get Cyprus Money

The most popular banks you will see everywhere are:

  • Bank Of Cyprus
  • Alpha Bank
  • Univesal Bank
  • Laiki Bank
  • Hellenic Bank

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