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Cheap eats in Greece

Raise your glass of ouzo and say "Opa!" -- dining out in Greece just become easier on your wallet. For now, at least.

The Greek government has cut the restaurant sales tax on food and drink to 13% (a 10% decrease), a rate that will stand until the end of the year. The Greek Ministry of Finance expects this to cut customers' bills by 8.1%.

The move was prompted by a desire to increase spending and tourism in the Mediterranean country, which has experienced six years of recession.

According to CNNMoney.com, the tax break will cost the Greek government 100€ million (£85.9 million) in lost revenue in the short run, but is expected to have positive results in the longer term.

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises in Athens is lobbying to keep the tax rate at or below 13% in 2014.

Keep double portions of moussaka and kleftiko in mind and head over to our Greece section to snag yourself a deal.

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Annemarie

Deal Expert, Manchester
Thursday, 15 August 2013
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