Is is customary to tip service people, taxi drivers etc in Greece
Greece is no different to any other country in the
world. If the service is good, show your thanks.
If not don't. Like anywhere else, if you are going
to the same bar or taverna on a regular basis, it's
in your own interest to show your thanks.
Yes tipping is customary and appreciated for good service, however, there is not the tipping culture and expectation that is seen in the US (e.g. 15 - 20% in restaurants etc.)
so what is the average percentage in tipping?
Average percentage in tipping is 10% (at least), and it's not included in the bill.
...tipping in europe is more along the lines of rounding up the bill and a little extra if the service was great... so none of this 'what is 15% of xxx' etc... round it up but dont be silly... if you sit down at a restaurant and they charge you a fee for bread and water even if you didnt ask for it then I usually include this as part of the tip... but thats just me... i dont like hidden 'extras' without being asked... and taxis like anywhere else... round up the bill.. if you embark on a cross country taxi trip and the driver is friendly and doesnt drive like a maniac then by all means give them a little extra (bit agree a fixed price before jumping in)... europe is not an over the top tipping culture like the US...
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