- Czarcasm wrote:
- Prices can vary considerably certainly from Island to Island, and even from resort to resort. As an example you'll pay a fair chunk more for a three course meal on Mykonos than you would on Crete.
What were you paying generally?
No you're right about different pricing. It was only a one week quickie late booking and I wasn't too bothered about any "research"
Got some basic information from Trip Advisor after posting up some basic questions.
Draft Beer was the biggest price difference from place to place. Using what I would call identical style Tavernas for Big Draft was 2.5 Euro (excellent) to 6.5 Euro for identical booze. I aint the type to get scammed on pricing so quick look at Menues confirmed pricing
Food simple stuff in the evening was running 40 Euro which is not expensive I agree for the both of us but starts to add up with English Breakfasts (are choice of course) running 16 Euro for 2
Add in lunch for the boy at around 10 Euro and we havent started trips etc.
Jet ski at Aghio Perakavi (which I did twice) was 30 Euro for 12 minutes
At Koukanaries Beach it was 40 Euro (I declined) for 10 minutes.
These prices 4 times I what I pay in Far East but this is Europe I acknowledge
Bus/Coach run the main rd (only one on Island) and are a flat 1.6 Euro hop on hop off. Excellent value.
Cruise around island was 98 Euro for us both, booked with Thompsons themselves. No question probably would have been cheaper if I had gone direct to Boat Owners (saw their advery subsequently at 39 Euro each)
Copy Beats headphones were roughly 16 Euro (not bad) roughly double Far East but again not bad for Europe.
Copy Lacoste, Armani T shirts roughly 10 Euro (not bad again )
Flight not bad to be honest re seating. As only 3 hours not bothered about very small seat pitch but wouldn't fancy long haul in those seats although I believe their Dreamliners have bigger pitch. Luton is a shit tip and thats very polite.
Paid only £247 Self Catering at Ariadne Resort (brochure price was £651 !!) Some had paid full price. I would not have been overly impressed if we had.
Would I go again No.....But very nice place indeed lovely Beaches but a no go island if you were a group of lads. Unless you were into Beaches Swimming Pools you'd have been pretty bored. Greek Girls gone up in my estimation. Some right dolls there.