As one of the top summer destinations, Zante attracts mainly young people from Europe. Compared to other Ionian islands (Kefalonia, Lefkada and Corfu), Zakynthos is an incredibly affordable Greek island. At least it was during our vacations in July 2016 and August 2017. For example, drinks cost half what they do in other places in Greece.
Before our summer vacation in July 2016 we wondered how much money would we need – 70, 80 or 100 euros per day? In fact, we did well with 70 euros for three people (without expenditures on gasoline). For three of us, two salads, two main meals, bruschetta, carafe wine, a bottle of water averaged around €35 euro.
Here is an information on prices of food, drinks and services in Zante.
Prices in Supermarkets
- A box of 6 eggs – 1.30 euros
- A box of 16 eggs – 2.30 euros
- Fresh Shrimps (1 kg) – 19 euros
- Fresh Mackerel (1 kg) – 12 – 14 euros depending on fish size
- Fresh sea bream from a fish farm – 14 -16 euros
- Fresh wild sea bream (Fagri) – 18 – 19 euros.
- Milk (1 l) – 1.45 – 1.60 euros
- Season fruits: peaches, plums, apples (1 kg) – 1 euro
- Yoghurt (1 kg) – 2.60-3 euros
- A bottle of local beer (Mythos) – 2 euros
Prices in Restaurants
- Gyros pita – 4-5 euros
- Greek salad – 5.50 – 7.50 euros
- Tzatziki salad – 3-4 euros
- Meat specialties (pork & lamb) – 9 – 14 euros
- Chicken specialties – 8 – 10 euros
For more details refer our article on Where to eat in Zante
Club Entry, Parties and Events
Most clubs have an open-air zone with free access. The entry fee for the special salons is generally 5 euros. Parties featuring top Dj’s or special activities cost 45 euros. For more details check out our article on Zante nightlife.