Friday, September 01, 2006
In Greece we don't just drink coffee. We merely rent a chair and table for two-three hours. Most caffees are in small, tiny parks (Athens has very few parks and urban green areas) which local mayors make from scratch in order to rent the space to the "cafeterias" (as we call the coffee shops) for a high price.
In Greece, an espresso coffee costs no less than 3 euros. Cappuccino for 3,50 and Cappucino Freddo (ice cappucino) 3,70 to 4 euros. And these are mean prices as, in central Athens, it costs 4,50.
But, as I said, you don't actually pay for the coffee. You pay for the chair (and sometimes a whole couch) for two-three hours, between the trees. Doesn't it worth it?