We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Costs

Derbyshire
Level Contributor
332 posts
22 reviews
Save Topic
Costs

Looking forward to relaxing for 2 weeks in May.

Getting the impression is expensive.

What do people think the prices will be like?

I enjoy Greek food, local wine/retsina, beer.

Not looking for lobster and steak.Oh, I like a cocktail or 2 before my meal.

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Destination Expert
for Ljubljana
Level Contributor
2,395 posts
256 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Costs

Kamari is not expensive at all. We usually have a meal for two (=one starter, two main dishes, two glasses of wine, a bottle of water, one cup of coffee) for about 25 EUR. Some tavernas offer special deals. Often you can have a similar meal for 12-18 EUR (a Greek salad+2 mousakas/souvlaki/gyros+1/2 litre of wine). It is very likely that the prices in May will be even lower. Avoid the tavernas with barkers and have a quick look at the menu before entering the taverna.

Fishes (per kilo) can be expensive. Also, for some unknown reason most Greek cooks overcook the fishes and the squids are usually large and chewy.

Cocktails can be expensive, they cost 5-8 EUR. Home made wine is usually OK and it is very cheap.

Edited: 31 December 2012, 09:32
Mentioned in this post
Kamari
Kamari
Santorini, Greece
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
332 posts
22 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Costs

Thanks!

great info

Sandbach, United...
Destination Expert
for Perissa
Level Contributor
6,420 posts
26 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Costs

If you go anywhere on the caldera side of the island - Fira and Oia especially, it can get very expensive, especially for anywhere with a caldera view. Check prices before you go in anywhere.

Prices in Fira and Oia are aimed at the cruise ship/long haul travellers whereas Kamari and Perissa are predominantly UK and European destinations and are priced a little more realistically.

For example, a cocktail that costs €5-8 in Kamari is likely to be at least €10 in Fira or Oia. Also, in one of the top end places up in Oia, I saw starters for the price of a full dinner in Perissa.

So, yes, it *can* be expensive, but you should be OK in Kamari.

Martin

Edited: 31 December 2012, 10:12
Mentioned in this post
Fira
Fira
Santorini, Greece
Oia
Oia
Santorini, Greece
Kamari
Kamari
Santorini, Greece
Perissa
Perissa
Santorini, Greece
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
332 posts
22 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Costs

Thank Martin!

London
Level Contributor
441 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Costs

As the above two helpful posts put, in Kamari it's 'normal' pricing unless you specifically choose a slightly more expensive restaurant. We base ourselves in Kamari for this reason, but then have lunches or dinners in Fira or Oia on odd days to take in the views etc. In Kamari you can be very well fed and watered for not much at all. In our experience, the restaurants off the beach front tend to have better food and are less rushed. It's a fantastic place and you'll love it. Oh - and don't forget to go to the open air cinema one night, a truly fantastic experience.

Mentioned in this post
Kamari
Kamari
Santorini, Greece
Fira
Fira
Santorini, Greece
Oia
Oia
Santorini, Greece
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
332 posts
22 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Costs

Am a big fan of open air cinema, used to live in Greece years ago.I looked it up and it seems it opens in June! We go May.

We were in Kos last and that was expensive.

Mentioned in this post
Greece
Greece
Europe
Kos
Kos
Dodecanese, Greece
Chesterfield...
Level Contributor
296 posts
83 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Costs

Kamari is not an expensive resort compared to the prices that can be charged on the Caldera side of the island. We like to take the bus in the evening to Thira, have a couple of cocktails then have dinner at Mamas in Thira, take a taxi back to Kamari for around 12 euros. It's a lovely night out!

Tim.

Mentioned in this post
Kamari
Kamari
Santorini, Greece
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
332 posts
22 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Costs

Thanks!

I'm going to do that!

where do you have your cocktails?

Sandbach, United...
Destination Expert
for Perissa
Level Contributor
6,420 posts
26 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Costs

The classic place to have cocktails in Fira is Franco's - it's perched on the rim of the caldera and has stunning views, but be prepared to pay through the nose for the privilege (that goes for just about anywhere else on the caldera rim, especially for cocktails).

Martin

Mentioned in this post
Fira
Fira
Santorini, Greece
Chesterfield...
Level Contributor
296 posts
83 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Costs

As Martin says you pay for the privilege to drink cocktails on the caldera, typically around 9/10 euros for a cocktail, but it is worth it. We balance it with a meal at Mamas restaurant which is off the caldera close to the bus station, here 2 can dine with drinks for less than 40 euros.

Tim .

Get answers to your questions about Kamari