What is the average price for eating out in Kini, food & drinks.
We're trying to get a idea of how much spending money we will require.
There are a few good tavernas in Kini. One (Allou Yiallou) is more of a fully-fledged restaurant, specialising in fish and seafood, and is more expensive than the others. It is very good though, and expect to pay 50 - 60 Euros for a meal for 2 with drinks, or more if you really want to "push the boat out". We ate here a few times when we were in Kini, as we thought it was excellent, and right by the breaking waves, too. There's another good one next to it which is cheaper but still good quality, and is more of a traditional taverna, but still had plenty of fish when we visited last September. I had reasonably priced red mullet here. You can eat well here for 30 Euros for 2 for the less expensive dishes. There is another one right opposite the mermaid fountain, which we didn't try, but it has a good reputation. Having said that, we are hearing of increased VAT rates in the islands which may mean we will all have to pay more for our accommodation and eating. Expect to pay "normal" prices for drinks in the beach bars. By which I mean comparable (or just below) UK prices.Edited: 13 February 2018, 08:42
Thanks a lot for the information.
We don't drink lots probably a couple of beers & half litre of house wine at night.
We've been going to more tourist places, paying upto €3.50 for a can of coke for the kids & €4 - €5 for a beer, we were hoping it would be a little cheaper than where we were last year.
Looks promising reading your reply.
Yep, the house wine and the ouzo are great for saving some money. The bulk wine is usually perfectly drinkable, and after the ouzos you don't care anyway! Kini is mainly Greeks on holiday or visiting from Ermoupoli so there are no "rip-off" prices anywhere.
Hi, Kini is great, depending on when you visit a English voice is rare. Prices vary, Couger bar is the dearest for drinks but entertaining, spend the days on Delfini beach. The beach bar has beer for 2.5 .Visit Galissias a lovely village with great beach. I traveled solo, spent 40 euro a day, last year. And yes 1/2 lre wine or small ouzo same price as a beer, average 3 euro.
The previous comments have covered this subject very well, but nobody has mentioned the places off the front. Check them out as well for even cheaper meals. And there is also the wonderful Marinos place, which isn't a taverna but a bar that sells very good, basic sinple bar dishes at a very reasonable price. That's why lots of the locals eat there.
And you can really judge by the look of the taverna's how the prices are - you have a good variety in just a few taverna's. But the very Greek looking taverna's will be the cheapest. We have ate out in all of them. We often diid so with a party of six or eight, and when we divided up the bill (lots of food & drink) the prices were always between 11 and 15 euro's. Two people eating out (food & open wine), was usually around 30 euros.
With only 5 or 6 tavernas Kini offers great food at good prices. Kini is a hidden gem on a great island. Enjoy it.
Yes it certainly is. Follow the road from immediately behind the small pier for 200 metres. Marino is a great person and makes everyone very welcome. It is usually the last place to close at night. Staff from the taverna can often be seen there having a late drink or snack. And it doesn't show football.
Is there any other places away from the beach front?
Hi, in Kini last year we went to a local restaurant on the main road heading down to the fountain on the beach. We tried to find out what it was called with no success. Its opposite the car rental shop.
It was very busy at night with mostly Greeks, the service, food and prices were really good. During the day I think the entire village popped in for the cheese pies etc.
The Greek salad was massive and without asking, the owner packaged up for us to take away what we had left.No English spoken but very welcoming.
Also, on the corner, the Sunset bar opposite the fountain on the front had the cheapest prices for beers, wine and Ouzo. The staff always remembered you and your drinks.
WEAK, we haven't been to Kini since 2015 but there was a taverna called Gorgona that fits your description. It had an open-air patio with the colourful taverna sign shown in this photo on my Flickr page: https://flic.kr/p/p7j4J6 To the right was the patio section that would be closed in with the transparent windscreens in chilly or windy weather. Is this the place you're referring to? On two visits to Kini we saw it open only once -- and the one time it was open, in 2015, it was for a private event.
Right next door was a place we really enjoyed, Kini Tro, which was newly opened in 2015: https://flic.kr/p/AFZwdY Was it still there last year?