Updated: 13th May 2017
So you’re coming to Kavos but have no idea how much to bring with you? Worried that you haven’t saved enough to enjoy yourself? Planning ahead is essential!
We have often tweeted prices of things but its easy to miss and gets lost on our timeline so we’ve decided to write a summary to help you plan your amazing holiday in Kavos.
First things first
The exchange rate is currently: £1.00 to 1.23EUR (Rates as of Apr 2016)
£5 = 6.19€
£10 = 12.39€
£50 = 61.97€
£100 = 123.95€
£500 = 619.79€
£750 = 929.69€
£1000 = 1239.59€
Before we go into the prices on what things cost here are the costs for a typical week (7 days / 6 Nights)
Daytime drinks and snacks around the pool (obviously depends on how much you drink and eat) 20€
Dinner: 15€ (3 course meal)
Evening Entertainment: 30-50€ (not including club entry)
480€ – Eating and Drinking Well
155€ – Events and Excursions
Example events costs: 50€ Boat Party // 20€ Super Paint Party // 25-30€ Beach Party // 20-25€ Trinity // 40€ Aqualand
Room Deposit: 50€ (refunded at the end of your stay)
For a comfortable week in Kavos we would suggest around 750€ (£600 – based on todays exchange rate 10/4/16)
Alcohol… that’s usually the question on many peoples minds:
Bar Prices (average)
Spirit & Mixers: 3€ (often 2 for 5€ offers) Bottle of Beer: 2.50€
Headfucker (Pint): 5€
Imported Spirits & Mixers (e.g. Smirnoff, Jack Daniels, Malibu) – 4€
Imported bottles (e.g. WKD, Smirnoff Ice) – 5€
TKDs Watermelon – Starting at 20€ + 1€ per extra shot depending on how strong you want it
Quayside Village 4 Pint Bucket of Beer: 5€
Fishbowls come in many different sizes and range in price from 5€ (cereal bowl) to 20€ (Pond)
Shots – 1€, Jagerbombs 3€
Vodka Redbull – 5€
Many bars will offer you 2-4-1 on cocktails with a free shot, free shots are likely to be ouzo or a pre-mixed cocktail. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with Bars & PRs for better deals but don’t take the piss.
Drinks in clubs come at a slight premium but are not out of the ordinary. Expect to pay approximately 4€ for a bottle of beer and 5€ for a cocktail
There are a number of club events going on this summer with various club promoters involved. Artists confirmed this summer include Hannah Wants, J-Hus, Sigala, MK, Nathan Dawe and more see the line up calendar for event listings
Ticket prices range from 20€ to 35€ depending on who is performing and the clubs run a strict no ticket no entry policy.
Club tickets can be purchased in advance here (at earlybird rates) or when you get over to Kavos (subject to availability)
There are a number of beach clubs that offer Free Entry all summer such as Atlantis & Afters, these all have resident DJs and various drink promos through the night. Both are open from 01.00am and close at 09.00am
Supermarket Prices (Essentials)
6x Bottles of 1.5L Water – 1.20€
1x Bottle of 500ml Water – 30 cent
Bag of Ice – 2€
Beach Towel – 5€
Cheetos – 2.20€
Super Noodles – 3€
Shampoo / Conditioner / Shower Gel / Sun cream all carry a high price tag of around 8.00-12.00€
Supermarket Prices (Pre Drinks)
Sambuca (Bottle) – 20.70€
Black Sambuca (Bottle) – 22€
Jagermeister (Bottle) – 22€
Aftershock (Bottle) – 32.50€
Bacardi (Bottle) – 12€
Absinthe (Bottle) – 26€
Peach / Strawberry / Lime / Melon Schnapps (Bottle) – 10.40€
Jack Daniels (Bottle) – 27.90€
Crate of Beer (x24) – 10€
Eating & Restaurants
Full English with a drink – 3.50€ – 5.00€ (hangover cure)
Fresh Fruit Salad with a drink – 4€
Cereal – 2€
The majority of hotel pools have a kitchen serving everything you could imagine and prices are all very reasonable ranging from 4€ for a light bite (toasties etc.) to 12€ for a full on banquet!
There are some phenomenal places to eat in Kavos, places that you’ll eat in and wish they had back in the UK. The advantage of Corfu is that all produce is sourced fresh locally and vegetables are full of flavour from being grown in natural sunlight.
A 3 course meal will cost approximately 12-15€ and if you can’t finish it the chef’s will happily put it in a doggy bag for you (for late night munchies)
Restaurants range in cuisine and has every speciality you could ever want right on your doorstep. Our Nightlife discount card will give you up to 15% off at a number of the best restaurants in Kavos, they are available in resort and online
The strip is full of fast food joints including a Subway (Sub of the day 2.90€). Nikos Kebab house (opposite futures nightclub) is open until approximately 8am (often 24hrs) and offers Pizza slices at 3€ and a Greek speciality “the pitta gyros” – for 5€. Perfect as you roll out of the club!
Out and about in Kavos
Quad bike Hire: 30€ per quad bike – this includes insurance and enough fuel to get you to the petrol station. A quad will cost you approximately 10€ to fill to to the top which will get you a good 60km. Keep you eye on the petrol tank if you’ve been driving for sometime. The last thing you want to do is run out of gas!
Moped Hire: 15€ per moped – this also includes insurance, minimal fuel and a crash helmet
Beach Buggy Hire: 50€ – although it has “beach” in the title – DO NOT take these on the beach, you’ll be liable for a cleaning and repair bill. Remember, they will have your driving licence and wont return it unless they are happy the buggy is returned in the condition it was hired.
For all rentals a provisional driving licence is required, some locations will require a full driving licence. Please Please Please, DO NOT drink and drive! Driving under the influence of alcohol will put you or other members of the public at risk and if arrested could lead to a prison sentence.
Jet Ski Hire – Jet Ski’s and motor boats can be hired for 50€
Jet Ski: 30 minutes hire
Boat: 2 hour hire
Pedalo Hire – 15.00€ and you can go wherever you like, just don’t try and pedal to Greek mainland like these guys
Transfers and Taxis
Transfers are more than likely to be included within your holiday package. However if they’re not you have a number of options on how you get from the Airport to Kavos. The airport is 60km from Kavos, approximately an 1hr and 15minutes by coach.
Taxi Price: 60-80€ (4 seats) 100€ (6 seats)
Coach Prices from 15€
A transfer company we recommend is Resort Hoppa – Resort Hoppa also have private hire vehicles (Taxis) should you need these.
If you’re kicking back by the pool, soaking up the rays you’re going be thirsty and hungry. Many hotels have strict rules that you can only eat and drink items that have been purchased by the hotel bar. Please respect this.
Some hotels have Free Sunbeds, some you have to pay for. Expect to pay no more than 2.00€ per day
You may have seen that your hotel has air conditioning, this is likely to be a chargable service of between 5.00€ and 10.00€ per day. Do not sleep with your air conditioning on 16 degrees! As you sleep you sweat and the air conditioning will likely give you a chill and leave you talking like Frank Butcher for the rest of the holiday.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Safety deposit boxes are available at many hotels and travel agent at approximately 50.00€ per week
Some of you may wish to bring travellers cheques with you. There are plenty of places to exchange these but expect to pay around 2-3% as a handling fee
Are there ATM Machines? – YES
Do they work? – Sometimes (70% of the time they have cash available)
ATM machines can be very hit and miss in Kavos. Do not rely on these as your source of cash, especially if you are bringing money on a cash passport!
2 words – BUY IT! If you think you may be covered on your parents’ insurance, check the policy, it’s likely that your parents have to be on the same trip to use a family policy. All medical centres on the strip are private which is why travel insurance is key. Imagine treading on a piece of glass and having to pay a £500 medical bill! You can get a quote here, remember to get an excess waiver, this means there would be no excess to pay should you have to claim.
Where should I get my money exchanged for the best rate?
Many people throw their hard earned money away by getting the most convenient exchange rate. This isn’t always the best way to get more euro for your pound. Click here to do a comparison on where to get the best exchange rate in your area. The key is having a PLAN!
We hope this helps you and remember we’re always here to help, just tweet @KavosNightlife 24hours a day, 7 days a week