We were there last spring for 3 months as you know Geoff and agree prices have risen but I didn't consciously think as much as you mention.
Wouldn't put me off anyway as I love the place, in fact we're off again in a few weeks.
Ferry has gone up a bit this year but that's more to do with the crap exchange rate and not being able to take advantage of any early booking discounts.
Forget the exchange rate - I am comparing the prices in Euro.
The taxi fare from Galatas to the boatyard has gone from Euro 3.50 to 4.50 in 2 years for a 2km ride i.e. 28%. To get from Piraeus to Poros there are only normal ferries(fares regulated) Euro 13 on about 3 days and the Hydrofoils (unregulated) now cost Euro 25+ run by the same company. This is symptomatic of the failure of the government to encourage competition to help their own citizens.
The government keeps crowing about 'Arrivals' in Greece growing, but the total spend by tourists is dropping. They are cutting their own throats.
Of the tranche of money they just received under the bailout most goes to pay for existing loans from the European lenders. The balance of a mere 0.8bn Euros can be used to part pay outstanding debts of some 5bn Euros to suppliers. Meanwhile the defecit to the Social Security funds grows because people do not/cannot pay.
Whilst people like you and I may still be able to go there for a few weeks, especially as MHomers, I forsee the general tourist spend going down, despite the fact the government is talking it up. Delusion reigns OK
My boat, under new ownership, will be leaving Greece soon - another loss to the economy.
I would still pay good money to see my favourite sunset from Psili Ammos on Patmos, with my friends in the 'Psili Ammos Club' with a glass of ouzo in my hand - sadly not from the MH - no road, but I would not want a road.
Now that the sailing days in Greece are over any return in the 'MH boat' will probably be confined to the Peloponese, but supplemented with a foray to islands by ferry.
Kalou Taxidi, Pete.