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Where two drinks and a plate of food will set you back almost $900

Treating yourself to a fancy bevvy when you’re on holidays after a global lockdown is only to be expected. Paying almost $900 for two cocktails and a share plate is not.


But that’s exactly what happened to a British mum and daughter holidaying in Mykonos in Greece. 



The pair ordered a plate of crab legs, two drinks and spent a few hours on deck chairs. 


The mother guessed that the use of the deck chairs could have incurred some hidden costs, but even then was surprised by the amount and refused to pay, the NZ Herald reported. 


"While we knew that the bill would not exceed €200, suddenly they asked us to pay €600!” The woman told her travel agents, asking them to warn other travellers against visiting the restaurant bar. 


The woman and her daughter was stopped while attempting to leave without paying and the woman has said she will file a police report after hearing from locals that this is not unusual behaviour. 


Perhaps Greek seafood is just very pricey considering that pre-COVID another tourist to Mykonos was hit with an almost $900 bill for six pieces of calamari. 


QUICK TIP: Always order from a menu and confirm prices, asking if there are any hidden costs (you can document theirs interaction). And maybe skip the seafood. Greek salad is super yummy.

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Published: 20 May 2022

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