Tipping in Cyprus

Sometimes, a small tip can go a long way!

Here are some general guidelines for tipping in Cyprus, so you’ll know when and how much to tip while visiting this beautiful Mediterranean island.

Quick Overview

ServiceSuggested Tip
Waiters5-10% (or rounding up)
Bellhops or Porters1 euro per bag
Housekeepers1-2 euros per night
Taxi DriversNot necessary
Private DriversUp to 10%
Delivery Persons1-2 euros
HairdressersNot common
Petrol Attendants1-2 euros

A Tourist’s Guide to Tipping in Cyprus

Restaurants and Cafes

In restaurants, tipping around 5-10% of the bill is standard.

In case you’re just having a coffee or a quick meal, rounding up to the nearest euro or leaving some change is often sufficient.

If you feel the service was excellent, consider giving a bit of extra cash directly to the waiter.

Tipping the bartender, on the other hand, is usually not expected, unless you’re at a bar or nightclub and see a tip jar.


For the folks who help with your luggage, a tip of 1 euro per bag is a good rule of thumb. If they go out of their way to assist you, maybe add a little more.

Also, remember to leave 1-2 euros per night for the housekeeping staff. You can even place the money in an envelope with a note saying “Thank You.”

Taxis and Deliveries

Tipping taxi drivers isn’t necessary, especially since most already charge a fair price.

If you hire a private driver for a tour or a long trip, tipping up to 10% of the total cost is a great way to show your appreciation.

For deliveries, such as food or groceries, it’s typical to tip about 1-2 euros.

Personal Care

For haircuts and other services like massages, tipping isn’t common. However, if you’re happy with the result, adding a 10-20% tip can be a nice touch.

Petrol Stations

When someone fills up your car or cleans your windscreen at the petrol station, you might want to tip them somewhere between 1-2 euros.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Tipping Etiquette in Cyprus?

Generally, tipping isn’t required in Cyprus, but because it’s such a popular tourist destination, many people choose to tip anyway.

Do You Tip Waiters in Cyprus?

Yes, tipping waiters in Cyprus is common, but it’s entirely optional. If the service is quick and friendly, a 5-10% tip is considered very generous.

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