How expensive is it? We went to Kefalonia in May 2002 and found it quite pricy. However we weren't sure whether this was as a result of the introduction of the Euro or because, Fiskardo, the village we stayed in, is notoriously expensive because of the lucrative yacht trade visiting there.
So what sort of cost should we expect for a meal for two (starter and main), couple of beers beforehand, a bottle of wine and a couple of coffees after, in Corfu?
depending where we go, we tend to allow about €50 for a good meal and drinky for 2 adults and 1 child; about £30 - we are not the most extravagant of travellers by any means! you can eat for less and more in corfu!
remeber, you are on holiday! go mad!
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 17 April 2005 at 1:32pm - IP Logged
Remember that it may be a little dearer for you eating out in Aghios Stephanos than in other resorts.
I believe you said that you'd be spending a good bit of time in Kassiopi as well? If so, you'll probably find eating out there a bit cheaper. You'll also find a "menu of the day" in many restaurants. This is a set type menu which can be very good value and is still of great quality.
I can't help you much on prices as we tend not to look too carefully when we're on holiday (worry about that once I get home and the credit card bill comes in)
Message posted by purrypuss (Moderator) on 17 April 2005 at 3:09pm - IP Logged
We are usually on a budget, it being just me and my 15 year old daughter, but we manage to eat out three course every night! Some of the set menus in Sidari were great, especially if you are on a budget! Sometimes the drinks bill came to more than the food, and what lovely food it was! Mind you Id be happy with a hunk of bread, some feta cheese and some of those HUGE tomatoes!
Message posted by Ryan@Jeannette on 17 April 2005 at 11:05pm - IP Logged
Like Trace we don't worry about the bills until we get home, but even in the same resort/tav you can get cheaper and dearer meals. Tzatsiki, Greek salad, grilled meat (souvlaki etc), stuffed tomato's and peppers etc are all cheaper in Greece than the more complex, international or seafood dishes. Also like Trace says the set menu options (sometimes advertised on a blackboard outside) can be great value cos they sometimes include some wine.
We've found that it depends to some extent what you order, sticking to house wine, set menus, and the sort of items above can keep the cost down (and as said above (purrypus) the simple things are delicious anyway - and when you add in the views, atmosphere and people, you're on to a winner whatever you do.
Have a great time, R&J
Message posted by Homesick on 17 April 2005 at 11:09pm - IP Logged
I found a really cheap taverna,where the meals were out of this world.You need to make a day of it,it's on the island,Vidos,which can be reached hourly by ferry from Spilia nearthe town.The island isn't verybig,you can start at the taverna walk round in an hour,then go back for a good meal.Its not unusual to see a pheasant staring at you,'cos the island is full of them.We enjoyed it so much,we went 4 times last year.The proprieter ,Menios,is quite mad,tearing round with trays full,with a big grin on his face.bob
We're spednding a few days in Corfu town and wondered about going to Vidos island for a break from twon and swimming - so you would def. recommend it?, and where does ferry go from, do you just turn up, and is there good beach, swimming.#
Hi Sarah, The ferry runs from Spilia very close to the town,it starts in june and is a 10 minute crossing,and leaves on the hour,returning on the half hour,from 6am to 2am,or at least it did last year,and its a good day out,there are lovely walks and little beaches.The taverna is 100 yards from the jetty.Will be going there again inabout 4 weeks! Bobbo
Spilia, meaning "Cave" is part of the Old Port of Corfu, and historical town under the New Fortress, where the cave was founded, and the area to the south. This is where the ferries to Igouminitsa and Paxos use to run from, but now only local trips, and fishng boats are seen there, since the New Port was built.
Hope this is of help to you.
Message posted by Ryan@Jeannette on 19 May 2005 at 8:50pm - IP Logged
We had a meal at Moby Dick in Ipsos last week Mic had a huge bowl of mussells piquante followed by spaghetti carbonara and I had a Greek salad followed by sea bream in a lovely sauce served with boiled potatoes and julienne vegetables, a carafe of house red, one Irish and one Calypso coffee and the bill came to 40 Euros - bargain they even gave us complimentary chocolate and strawberry cake after the meal - try and get that with change out of £30 over here!! At the time Mic guessed the bill would be around 50 Euros and I said 60 so we were full up and pleasantly surprised. Having said that it does pay to look around if you are on a budget as we called in another place that will remain anonymous and had two plates of fish chips and peas with bread and two cokes and that cost 22 Euros this same place was advertising Boddingtons Bitter at 4 Euros and Mic said it was yuk! You pay for your learning. I have found even the little snack bar takeway places serve nice food and very reasonable prices and usually have somewhere to sit and eat your food.
sorry to sound thick, but as you will see from my earlier posts....first visit to Corfu coming up very shortly! I gather from the replies above, whereby you say worry about the bills when you get the credit card bills, that credit cards are widely accepted? I like to pay with cc when abroad as it obviously saves having cash to be carried around, but wasn't sure how many restaurants/taverns would accept....???
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 23 May 2005 at 9:00am - IP Logged
No probs with little ones at Moby Dick just hope they've got a good appetite if the portions are like the ones we had. You will find generally that Greek people make a fuss of kids anyway, never been sure wether they really like young un's or if it's just good business sense!! If you go into Pyrgi village try Pyrgi Place they have a kids play area in the restaurant and Dimitris is as mad as a hatter - think Basil Fawlty but funnier - top bloke. Wherever you go there's a good variety of food on the menu, even a fussy mare like me can get fed. Have a great holiday I'm sulking now cos mine's over and done with. Roll on next May.
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