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June 20, 2019

American Tourist Ripped Off With Kalamari Made of Gold on Mykonos

An American tourist visiting Mykonos earlier in May took to social media to protest the high prices charged at a restaurant on this cosmopolitan Greek island.

Writing on the “Trip Advisor” website, the erstwhile diner complained that the restaurant, situated in Platis Gialos, “is a rip off.”

He said that his dining party was charged 830 euros for six portions of kalamari, six beers and three salads.”This place is a trap,” he reported, adding that the staff refused to provide a menu — or even prices, to the diners.

According to his receipt, one portion of kalamari cost 98.5 euros, one glass of tomato juice was an unreal 18 euros and two bottles of plain water cost the extortionate price of 17.8 euros.

Other visitors to Mykonos shared their horror stories of the extortionate prices charged in some restaurants and bars there. For example, another tourist posted a receipt where the  traditional Greek dish Moussaka cost almost 20 euros and the simple but honest tzatziki was 9,8 euros. A single Coca Cola drink was charged at a whopping 15 euros.

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