Just like the Greek mainland, the currency in Crete is the Euro (€).
You’ll probably get the most holiday money for your pounds if you change them before you go. All you have to do is decide if you prefer it all in cash, on a secure currency card or want a combination of the two for the most flexibility.
You’ll find plenty of cash machines in major cities and busier resorts. Plus, credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Crete. It’s worth noting your card issuer may charge you a fee for using your card or withdrawing cash abroad, and it’s a good idea to let them know before you travel to avoid any issues.
And if you’re the kind of traveller who usually exchanges more money than you need for your holiday, don’t worry, you can use it on your next trip to any other Euro Zone country. It’s the most widely used currency in Europe.