Travelers will find many needed items along side the road in a small wooden box called a kiosk. Most tourists will find that it is very expensive to call home from their hotels... so it is better to buy cards from the kiosks to use for the public telephones that will allow you to calculate exactly how much money you are spending. The kiosk will sell newspapers, postcards, stamps, candies, ice cream, worry beads, hats and just about whatever else you can think of.
The kiosk owner can expect to make between $1,000-$3,000 per day depending upon how many hours are worked. There are around 46,000 kiosks in Greece. Kiosk licenses were traditionally reserved for injured World War II veterans. In recent years, as the number of veterans has dwindled, licenses have been given to injured or disabled soldiers. The cost to buy a kiosk that is no bigger than 2 square meters (21 square feet) and usually painted yellow or green is over $100,000 in most cases.
If you like the frappe (cold, icy, frothy, instant coffee with milk) you'll find most roadside kiosks keep frappe kits in their fridges and you can expect to pay as much as $7.50 for a coffee. Greek frappes are popular because the have four times the caffeine as an espresso.
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