Tourist stunned after being charged £510 for two drinks and snacks at Greek restaurant

The disgruntled tourist complained to her travel agent, saying: “Warn your future customers that the bar restaurant we visited charged us €600 for two cocktails and a portion of crab legs.”

Mykonos is a popular tourist destination
Mykonos is a popular tourist destination

Two British tourists have been left speechless after being charged more than £500 for two drinks and some snacks at a Greek restaurant

The mother and her 19-year-old daughter refused to pay the staggering bill, only to be prevented from leaving by male restaurant staff.

According to the couple, they had ordered two cocktails and a portion of crab legs while sitting in some lounge chairs for a few hours.

But when the bill came it showed they had been charged €520 with a tip of €78.

An alley in Mykonos lined with whitewashed buildings with blue doors and windows, typical features of Cycladic architecture


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The woman complained about the huge bill, The Sun reports, telling her travel agent: “We spent a wonderful day at the beach but please warn your future clients that the restaurant bar we visited charged us €600 Charged for two cocktails and a portion of crab legs.

“While we knew the bill wouldn’t exceed 200 euros, they suddenly charged us 600 euros!”

She added that they used the sun loungers for three hours but don’t understand how it could cost so much.

Cafe tables and chairs in front of the sea with waves and a view of the famous Mykonos windmills


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They promised to file a police report after hearing from locals that this happens all the time.

Greece is heavily dependent on tourism, with one in four working in the travel industry.

Unfortunately, it’s not the first time tourists have been caught.

In 2019, a tourist was furious at a restaurant in Mykonos after being charged €591 (£503) for just six pieces of calamari.

Port of Mykonos, Mykonos Island, Greece


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In the same year, a group of British tourists were charged €82 (£70) for eight soft drinks after visiting a restaurant in Rhodes.

Unsuspecting tourists, especially if they don’t speak the language, can be taken advantage of.

In 2017, a British tourist claimed he and his elderly parents were tricked into running out a huge £463 lunch bill after eating lobster and oysters at a Venice restaurant.

Luke Tang, 40, and his 70-year-old parents were shocked to see how much they were charged for their meal – and claimed they didn’t even order many of the items on the bill.

The university lecturer said the waiters at the Trattoria Casanova restaurant kept bringing them dishes they didn’t ask for and didn’t tell them the cost.

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