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dundee
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Going to Athens in October staying with family just wondering on how much spending money I'll need will be eating out a lot and there is 4 of us for a week how much for meals and beer etc any help will be helpful not sure what area it is we're staying it's not a tourist area

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1. Re: Prices

30 euros pp per day will be the minimum if you eat in any kind of restaurant unless you only eat souvlaki and cheesepies which will bring the cost down by half,beware at coffee and drinks (wine,beer) prices cause they are expensive and jack up the total bill.

Edited: 02 September 2012, 13:51
dundee
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Thank you for that info will be wanting to take family etc out and do couple of trips night puts etc we were thinking £1500 for the week but no sure now lol

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1500 GBP is around 1750 euros so it is around 250 euros per day if you stay for 7 days ,you will be fine w/ this kind of money .

You can eat "cleverly" meaning do what Greeks do:skip breakfast and have a cheese pie or a bougatsa and a coffee or milk to go in one of the many pie shops in Athens (this will be around 3 euros pp for breakfast),have a souvlaki or sandwich lunch (or skip it all together like manyGreeks do :):) ) and have a nice dinner at around 15 euros pp in a moderate priced Taverna or Restaurant there are many suggestions here

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The cheapest decent restaurant I know w/ decent Greek food is this one

http://www.sholarhio.gr/english/index.php

and has value meals.

Fresh Fish of course is terribly expensive (I am talking about premium fresh fish) and will cost around 50-70 euros pp but you can have some "cheap fish" and seafood for around 20 euros pp in most "meze places" & "ouzadika".

Of course if your hotel covers breakfast you will save the cost of it.

Edited: 02 September 2012, 17:56
dundee
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Aww thank you so much for ur info won't bother about fish no keen on fish were not staying in hotel were just staying with family not sure where they stay in Athens

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Most Greeks don't eat breakfast,but everywhere else they do,so go to the supermarket and buy what you usually eat for breakfast,have a good one a cheese pie wo'nt give you energy to go around,for lunch if you are out you can have souvlaki or something light,you can prepare ham and cheese toast from home for something in between,if you are staying with a family you can either buy food they eat and they will cook for you or have dinner in a local taverna.

The money you mentioned is 4 times more than an average Greek family needs for a month,meaning you can eat anything you desire.Needing something to eat while walking the city,go to the closest supermarket on your way and buy biscuits or one of more than a hundred delicascies theu stock,even fruits.

dundee
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Aww thank you so much for ur info that has been so helpful just didn't want to be scrimping and thought with being in euro it would b expensive we usually go to Cyprus which is expensive so thought it might be in Athens do u stay in athens

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as in every city you can spend a lot or you can spend a little,depends what you want,life here is not cheap but there are things you can do to save money.

If you do your shopping at the supermarket you save a lot,tavernas are cheaper in the suburbs than in tourist places,making things at home to have while going to the sightseing and many more ...it's up to you.

dundee
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Thank you both for ur gr8 advice so looking forward to going over now

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Kitsos, It says on the website of the Sholarhio restaurant that it's open from 11 p.m. to 02.00 p.m. That means it's open only at night ?

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It is possible to have a meal (2 big hamburgers plus home made potatochips plus 2 beer) for 24 Euro, if you know where to go - that is local small taverna, often at a sidewalk in residential areas.

Of course, if you want to splash out for the 4 of you, sky is the limit.

Have yugurt and honey at home, bread, and that is your typical Greek breakfast.