Last year in Thassos we paid 1.50 for Vergina mainly because the hotel owner was fed up with being tied to high prices of Mythos and Alfa. In Lesvos we paid 3.80 for Mythos at the pool bar. Does it make or break the holiday? No, we enjoyed both and will return to both, we dont go expecting a cheap holiday, these days we dont bother to set a budget, as we know we will blow it. There are cheaper places to go but they are not Greece, they dont feel like you've come home the moment you set foot off the plane or are greeted in the street as you walk by. Its people and places we return for not a a few cents less for a beer. Oh and I actually preffered the Vergina! Who wants a beer you can buy in Morrisons all year round?
Message posted by Elliemay on 19 July 2011 at 1:27am - IP Logged
I visited one of the main resorts in the NW two years ago and was unable to buy a Greek beer. When I asked why they had no Greek beer I was told "the Germans are our friends". That had not even entered into the conversation and as I live here I had (I thought reasonably) asked for a Mythos. Needless to say I have not been back again except in the winter.
Weird how different areas of Corfu have developed into little pockets for different nationalities!. Ipsos was always French because of the Club Mediterranee. Paleokastritsa was always German (don"t know why). Barbati was always Italian and all points north east from Nissaki were British.
This is why I just love the south of the island where apart from a few little enclaves, it is just a mix of everyone. I hate being "labelled". I think Kavos is an island of its own and long may it so stay!
As for the price of beer, I am happy to pay for an ice cold Mythos in an iced glass, overlooking a beautiful view, in the warm shade whatever the guy wants - within reason (a few euros anyway). My treat is to go to Zissimos on Liston and pay a bit over the odds to sit with the true Corfiots and watch the world go by.
Lavinia I don't know how you can say Barbati was for Italians as there are never that many Italians there. In the past few years we have had many different nationalities in Barbati including Russian, French, Finish, Sweedish, Chez, German, Dutch, Bulgarians and many more. The Restaurant I work in sells Mythos draft and bottled, Amstel and Heiniken and always in an ice cold glass.
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