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Greek Bank Holidays 2012

Greece: National Bank Holidays Calendar Year 2012

Hellenic Bank Association And the National Bank of Greece -
(National Central Bank)

Hellenic Bank Association LogoHellenic Bank Association Logo/Badge

Greek Banks Close Officially on these Days in 2012

Friday January 06 2012 - Holy Epiphany
Monday February 27 2012 - Clean Monday, Lent
Friday April 13 2012 - Greek Orthodox Easter, Good Friday
Monday June 04 2012 - Pentecost, Whit Monday
Wednesday August 15 2012 - Assumption Day
Tuesday December 25 2012 - Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 2012 - Day After Christmas Holiday(St Stephens Day)

NB: During 2012, New Year's Day, Independence Day and Ochi Day fall on a Sunday when banks are closed for business anyway. 

Banking Hours - Opening Times
Bank branches open their doors Monday to Thursday from 8am to 2pm and on Fridays 8am to 1.30pm.
Many banks operate 24/7 with electronic banking using ATM facilities and online personal banking services. See individual banks web sites listed below for details.
Greece and Crete Bank Holidays in 2013 (To be advised)

Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) Members

(Click on any bank below to connect to its web site, all have English as well as Greek web pages)

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A.
(National Central Bank)

National Bank of Greece Bank Branches and 
ATM's in Crete
Chania Prefecture: Akrotiri, Chania, Kissamos, Palaeohora, Souda, Vrysses
Heraklion Prefecture: Moires, Heraklion, Tymbaki, Hersonnisos, Arkalachori, Malia 
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon, Perama
Lasithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Sitia, Neapoli, Aghios Nikolaos
Access National Bank of Greece Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Locations

ALPHA EUROBANK (ALPHA BANK S.A. MERGING WITH EFG EUROBANK End 2011-Beginning 2012)

Alpha.gr Bank GR Branches in Crete
Chania Prefecture: Xania, Platanias 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion, Nea Alikarnassos, Malia, Hersonissos, Arkalochori, Moires
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lasithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Aghios Nikolaos, Siteia 
Access Alpha.GR Bank in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Locations

ALPHA EUROBANK (EFG EUROBANK ERGASIAS S.A. MERGING WITH ALPHA BANK End 2011-Beginning 2012)

Eurobank EFG Branches in Crete
Chania Prefecture: Xania
Heraklion Prefecture: Moires, Heraklion, Arkalohori, Giofyros,
Nea Alikarnassos, Hersonissos, Malia
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lassithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Sitia, Aghios Nikolaos
Heavy into e-banking, Eurobank EFG website is not the most web user friendly and bank branch addresses seem to be kept a state secret, unlike other banks that make it easy to know where ATM machines and bank branches are located. The yellow pages phone book is easier to locate information.

PIRAEUS BANK S.A.(Known as Winbank.GR Online)

Piraeus Bank.GR Branches in Crete
Chania Prefecture: Xania, Kasteli, Kounoupidiana, Platanias, Therissos
Heraklion Prefecture: Moires, Timbaki, Heraklion, Arkalochori, Knossos, Voutes, Nea Alikarnassos, Malia
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lassithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Aghios Nikolaos, Sitia 
Access Piraeus Bank GR in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Locations

ATEBank - AGRICULTURAL BANK OF GREECE S.A. (also known as Agrotiki Bank)
ATEBank says it has the second largest network of 470 bank branches and 869 ATM's in Greece
but their website is short on information.
To Find Crete branches/ATM's Addresses and Map : Contact ATEBank

EMPORIKI BANK OF GREECE S.A. 
Emporiki Bank (part of Credit Agricole Group) GR 

Branches in Crete
Chania Prefecture: Xania, Kissamos, Mournies
Heraklion Prefecture: Moires, Timbaki, Heraklion, 
Nea Alikarnassos, Malia, Matala, Agia Pelagia, Hersonissos
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon, Agia Galini
Lassithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Aghios Nikolaos, Sitia, Kritsa, Neapoli 
How to Find Emporiki GR in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Locations

GREEK POSTAL SAVINGS BANK - TTBank (Became Hellenic PostBank December 17, 2011)
Postal Savings TTBank Branches in Crete 
(Look for TTBank Counter inside Main Post Offices Only)
Chania Prefecture: Xania
Heraklion Prefecture: Moires, Heraklion, Arkalochori,
Giofyros, Nea Alikarnassos, Hersonissos, Malia
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lasithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Aghios Nikolaos 
Find Postal Savings TTBank in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Locations

MARFIN EGNATIA BANK S.A. 
Marfin Egnatia Bank GR Branches in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion, Nea Alikarnassos
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lassithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Aghios Nikolaos 
How to Locate Marfin Egnatia Bank GR in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Location

BANK OF CYPRUS PUBLIC COMPANY LTD
Bank of Cyprus Branches in Crete
Chania Prefecture: Chania, Kissamos
Heraklion Prefecture: Moires, Heraklion, Knossos 
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lassithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Sitia
Go to Bank of Cyprus in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Location

CITIBANK INTERNATIONAL plc 
CitiBank GR Branches in Crete 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion 
CitiBank GR in Crete Branch and ATM Machine Address

GENIKI - GENERAL BANK OF GREECE S.A. 
Geniki Bank GR Branches in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion 
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Lassithi Prefecture: Ierapetra, Aghios Nikolaos 
Fins Geniki.gr Bank in Crete Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Location

HSBC - HSBC BANK plc
No Branches or ATM's on the island of Crete.

MILLENNIUM BANK S.A. 
Millenniumbank.gr Bank Branches and ATM Machines in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion 
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymnon
Millenniumbank.gr Bank in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses/Map Location

ATTICA Bank - BANK OF ATTICA S.A.
Atticabank.GR Branches and ATM Machines in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion 
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethimnon
Atticabank.GR Bank in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresss/Map

ASPIS BANK S.A.
Aspisbank.GR Branches and ATM Machines in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion 
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethimno
Aspisbank.GR Bank in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Maps

HYPOVEREINSBANK - BAYERISCHE HYPO UND VEREINSBANK AG
No Banking Facilities in Crete

PROBANK S.A.
Probank Bank Branches in Crete: 
Chania Prefecture: Chania
Rethymnon Prefecture: Rethymno
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion
Contact ProBank.GR for Branch Addresses and ATM Map Locations

PROTON BANK S.A.
Proton.GR Bank Branches and ATM Machines in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion 
Proton.GR Bank in Crete Full Branch and ATM Machine Addresses and Map Location

ABN - AMRO BANK N.V.
No Banking Facilities in Crete

BNP PARIBAS
No Banking Facilities in Crete

FBB - FIRST BUSINESS BANK S.A.(Linked to ATEBank)
FBB - First Business Bank, Bank Branch in Crete: 
Heraklion Prefecture: Heraklion
FBB - First Business.GR Bank in Crete Branch Address

HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD
HellenicBank.GR Bank Branches and ATM Machines in Crete 
Chania Prefecture: Xania 
HellenicBank.GR Bank in Crete Branch and ATM Machine Address 

PANELLINIA BANK S.A
No Banking Facilities in Crete

BANK OF AMERICA
No Banking Facilities in Crete

NB: Some cooperative banks on the island of CRETE such as the Pankriti Bank and the Bank of Chania are not participants in the Hellenic Bank Association.

Useful Greek Banking Links: 

- Hellenic Bank Association Web Site
- Greek Banking Ombudsman
- The IBAN Account Number 

- Remember to Introduce Yourself to your Greek bank manager! 

According to EU legislation, and is now being carried out by your Greek Bank. If you hold an account in the country, you must prove who you are under European Union requirements. This is handled in Greece under reference Greek Law 3691/2008 (Government Gazette Α’ 166/5.8.2008) and the relevant provisions of the Bank of Greece (National Central Bank) decision 281/5/17.3.2009 (Government Gazette Β’ 650/9.4.2009) for the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing, and under Greek Law 2472/1997 on the individual’s protection. Under those Greek statutes, anyone with a Greek bank account must provide up-to-date, verifiable personal information to their bank, even if they have been a client of the bank for many years. 

To read the Hellenic Banking Association leaflet on "Getting to Know the Customer" go to Our Downloads Page