Shocked tourists charged £510 for two drinks and portion of crab legs at Greek resort

A mother and daughter were left shocked after landing a £510 bill for two cocktails and a snack while holidaying in Greece. The pair enjoyed their drinks along with a portion of crab legs but then could hardly believe the charge.

And when they refused to pay up they say they were stopped from leaving. According to The Mirror their way was barred by workers at the restaurant.

Now they have complained to their travel agent about their experience. And they have said they will file a police report after they say locals told them it happens all the time.

The mum and her 19-year-old daughter were enjoying their break at the beautiful island of Mykonos when they fell foul of the restaurant charge. They said they had enjoyed their refreshments and also sat on some deckchairs for a few hours.

When the bill was presented to them at the end of their visit they discovered they were being charged 520 Euros with a 78 Euro tip. They say they have no idea how it could have amounted to so much.

Complaining about the huge bill, The Sun reports, the woman told her travel agent: “We spent a beautiful day at the beach but please, warn your future customers that the restaurant-bar we visited, charged us €600 for two cocktails and a portion of crab legs.

“While we knew that the bill would not exceed 200 Euros, suddenly they asked us to pay 600 Euros!” She added that they did use the deckchairs for three hours but didn’t understand how it could have cost so much.

Greece is heavily dependent on the tourism with one in four people working in the travel industry.

Sadly though its not the first time tourists have been caught out. In 2019, a tourist at a Mykonos restaurant was left fuming after being charged €591 (£503) for just six pieces of calamari. That same year, a group of British tourists were charged €82 (£70) for eight soft drinks after visiting a restaurant in Rhodes.

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