A mother and daughter on holiday in Greece have issued a warning to other tourists after they were charged more than €500 for two drinks and some snacks.
The couple was left speechless when they were given the bill at a restaurant and refused to pay it.
But male staff members prevented the mother and her 19-year-old daughter from leaving.
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The duo claim that they had ordered two cocktails and a serving of crab legs while sitting on deckchairs for a few hours. But let’s say when the bill came it showed that they were being charged an incredible €520 with a €78 tip.
Complaining about the incident, The Sun reports that the woman told her travel agent: “We had a lovely day at the beach but please advise your future clients that the restaurant-bar we visited charged us €600 for two cocktails and a portion. of crab legs.
“Although we knew the bill would not exceed €200, we were suddenly asked to pay €600!”
He added that they used the loungers for three hours but did not understand how it could have cost so much.
They agreed to file a police report after hearing from locals that it happens all the time.
Greece relies heavily on tourism with one in four people working in the travel industry.
However, it is not the first time that tourists have been trapped.
In 2019, a tourist at a Mykonos restaurant was furious after he was reportedly charged €591 for just six pieces of squid.
In the same year, a group of British tourists claim they were charged €82 for eight soft drinks after visiting a restaurant in Rhodes.
Unsuspecting tourists can be taken advantage of, especially when they cannot speak the language.
In 2017, a British tourist claimed that he and his elderly parents were tricked into spending a whopping £463 (€545) bill for lunch after dining on lobster and oysters at a Venice restaurant.
Luke Tang, 40, and his 70-year-old parents were shocked when they saw how much they were being charged for the meal, saying they hadn’t even ordered many of the items on the bill.
The university professor said that the waiters at the restaurant, Trattoria Casanova, kept bringing them dishes they hadn’t ordered and didn’t tell them the cost.
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