Get your money back
Millions of tourists
visiting Greece this year will leave unclaimed a record of EURO in
Value Added Taxes (V.A.T) paid on items they bring home. These are
collected by the country, as it has been done in many countries
around the world for years.
Travelers residents of non European Union countries are entitled to claim back the tax for goods purchased during their stay as long as these goods are exported within three months after the purchase date, in their hand luggage and if they spend more than 120 € in one shop in one day. Don't leave your money behind!
are many ways to get your tax refund.
- Cash at a nearby Global Refund
Refund in 3 easy steps
As a non-European Union resident
you are entitled to claim back the tax you pay on your
purchases when you take them home.
|2. Through customs
When leaving a country or the European Union, show your purchases, Global Refund Cheques retail receipts and passport to customs officials and have your Global Refund Cheques stamped. You must stamp your Global Refund Cheques at the last stop before you exit the European Union.
Collect your refund in cash at our nearby Cash Refund Office or mail the stamped Global Refund cheques for a bank cheque sent to your home address or direct crediting of your credit card. If you are leaving from Athens International Airport for a country outside EU get your Global Refund Cheques stamped by customs there and go directly to Eurochange bureau de change (extra schengen area, Gates A1-4) and get your refund cash. Your refund amount is the VAT less an administration fee.
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