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4 things that are reasonably cheap in Greece

Greece ● 09 February 2017
 

Are you a budget traveller searching for a low cost place to spend your vacations? Greece is the perfect country to visit because it combines the beauty with reasonable prices. What makes Greece the ideal low cost destination is not only that there, you can find top budget destinations, but also that all over Greece, there are some things, which are reasonably cheaper than in other places in Europe.

1. The food

Greece is famous for its food, and the most famous dish is souvlaki. This street food meal costs only 1-2€, and its taste is something that you won't forget. In Athens, you can also find many street food restaurants with sushi, pizza and pasta as well as bakeries with traditional pies, which cost 1-2€ too. For breakfast, you can eat the famous koulouri, the sesame bread that costs 0,50€ and is sold on every corner.

Souvlaki

2. The coffee and the water

The coffee in Greece is cheaper than in other European countries, but it is more remarkable the fact that the water, which everyone wants to drink together with coffee is free. Water is free everywhere, in restaurants, bars and cafes, but if you want to buy bottled water, it is cheap too because its price is standard all over Greece: 0,50€.

Free water

3. The public transport and the taxis

Taxis in Athens are affordable, and on the islands or in smaller towns, the cost for a cab is not important (with 10€, you can go almost everywhere). However, if you don't want to spend your money for taxi, the public transport, especially in Athens, is convenient, and the tickets are cheap. With 2-3€ per day, you can visit every worthwhile corner of the city by subway, tram or bus.

4. The entertainment

In Greece, drinking alcohol is a low-budget habit. You can enjoy your favourite music in one of the numerable Greek bars without having to worry about the cost. You can drink a prim cocktail with only 9€, ouzo and raki with 4€, wine and beer with 3-5€ and all alcoholic beverages, such as gin or vodka with 6-7€. And because entertainment is not only the alcohol and the bars, in Greece, you can enjoy another activity that is perfect for your health, mind and attitude. Swimming is free, and most beaches are public, waiting for you to lie on them and get excited with the sun and their crystal waters.

Where to Stay

Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Arabas Studios
Arabas Studios
28, Sahtouri Str., 54632 Thessaloniki, Greece

Being located in the historic part of Thessaloniki, so called Old or Upper Town (Ano Poli), Arabas hostel is an ideal place for backpackers, groups or individual travelers looking for budget and quality accommodation in a great location. The center of the bustling city of Thessaloniki can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The train station is at 1.5 km, while the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 20 km. Many shops, traditional taverns, bars and the historic monuments located in the center of the town can be reached within short walking distance.

Hotel in Fthiotida, Greece Anixis Hotel
Anixis Hotel
Spercheiou, Loutra Ipatis, 35016 Fthiotida, Greece

Anixis Hotel is located in Loutra Ipatis, just a few meters away from the thermal springs. The Monastery of Agathonos is a 20-minute drive away. Lamia town is 17 km away.

Hotel in Dimitsana, Greece Koustenis Village
Koustenis Village
Dimitsana, 22007 Dimitsana, Greece

Koustenis village is set in a beautiful location in the traditional village of Dimitsana, close to the popular Menalon Trail. The nearest airport is Kalamata Airport which is 90 km away.


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