Credit cards, and Travelers Cheques in Cyprus
Travelers cheques are accepted island-wide in all banks and most shops and restaurants.
Credit cards are widely accepted. VISA CARD and MASTERCARD are the most popular. Before you purchase, check that your card is accepted. The card symbol is usually on display in the shop window or by the till.
For the withdrawal of cash using your credit card, see the list below for which banks to use.
Laiki (Popular) Bank Ltd - VISA CARD, MASTERCARD,
Hellenic Bank - VISA CARD, MASTERCARD
Alpha Bank Ltd - VISA CARD, MASTERCARD
National Bank of Greece - VISA CARD, MASTERCARD
Universal Bank - VISA CARD
CO-OP Bank - VISA CARD
Commercial Bank of Greece - VISA CARD
Bank of Cyprus Ltd - (Not recommended by us)
VISA ELECTRON, MAESTRO, CIRRUS AND VISA PLUS are accepted at ATMs island wide. Since December 2004 all shops and retail outlets have the upgraded swipe machines installed and be able to accept all cards, including the 'chip and pin' generation of cards.
In the event of losing your credit card.
Report your card missing to IMSP or JCC as soon as possible:
Tel: 7777 4677 (24hrs) Tel: 22-557 513
73 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, Nicosia 1310, Cyprus
Tel: 22-86 81 00 (24 hrs) Fax: 22-86 85 91, 22-86 81 11
Stasikratous 16, P.O. Box 21043, Nicosia 1500, Cyprus