The Greek drachma was the basic unit of currency in Greece until 2001 when it was replaced by the euro. The euro is now the only official currency of the country.
Does Greece still use drachma?
In 2002 the drachma ceased to be legal tender after the euro, the monetary unit of the European Union, became Greece’s sole currency.
Is Greek still using the euro?
The euro banknotes and coins were introduced in Greece on 1 January 2002, after a transitional period of one year when the euro was the official currency but only existed as ‘book money’. The dual circulation period – when both the Greek drachma and the euro had legal tender status – ended on 28 February 2002.