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4 things that make Greece the place to visit on a reasonable budget

Amorgos ● Athens ● Crete ● Greece ● Kythnos ● Rhodes ● Sikinos ● 31 October 2016
 

4 things that make Greece the place to visit on a reasonable budget

Due to the economic crisis all over the world, summer vacations are a luxury that many people can’t afford. Airplane tickets, accommodation, food expense and entrance fee to historical sites can cause you a headache that will make the dream of exploring another place a nightmare. But before rejecting the idea of relaxing on an island under the sun and near the sea, keep in mind that you can visit Greece, a place with many opportunities for holidays on a reasonable budget. If you are wondering what makes Greece the perfect place for travellers with low-cost expectations, read this article, reconsider and pack your suitcase.

Skiathos Lalaria Beach

1. Great deals
The financial crisis has led tour operators to offer low-budget packages. Greek people are aware of the fact that tourism is now the largest source of income in Greece, and they don’t want to risk or damage that source. You will find cheaper prices everywhere, but at the same time, everything else, the astonishing beaches, the warm sun and the Greek hospitality, is exactly the same as before the crisis.

2. Greece was always cheaper than Italy and France
Italian and French people spend their vacations in Greece because these countries are more crowded and expensive than Greece in summer months. Greece was always the cheapest touristic country in Europe, and, especially now, it is much safer than other touristic places all over the world, like Turkey or Egypt.

3. Small, unexplored islands
In Greece, you can find many Greek islands in the Aegean Sea that are not widely known. As a result, the prices there are lower than in popular resorts. For example, you can spend a week on islands like Amorgos, Kythnos or Sikinos, eating fresh fish by the sea and enjoying the authentic hospitality of their inhabitants, and pay less than spending a weekend on Crete or Rhodes. Plus, Greek Island Hopping is always an option to travel between the islands and have amazing vacation.   

4. Athens the cheapest capital in Europe
If you want to explore a big city with museums and many sites before your vacations on an island, you have to know that Athens is one of the cheapest capitals in Europe. In this metropolis, you can eat with only 5€ per day, and take a taxi that is 3 times cheaper than taxis in Germany, England or France. Furthermore, public transportation is not as expensive as in these countries, and the entrance fee to museums and other archaeological sites costs less than 10€.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.

Hotel in Kos, Greece Tropical Sol
Tropical Sol
Tigaki, 85300 Kos, Greece

Tropical Sol is located in Tigaki, just a 5-minute walk from Tigaki sandy beach. Kos town and Kos Port are a 15-minute drive away. Kos International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Chris Hotel
8.5 10
Chris Hotel
6, Potamou str., 14564 Athens, Greece

Hotel Chris is situated in a quiet spot in Nea Kifisia, 100 m from the E75 motorway and 2 km from Kifisia Train Station. Athens city center can be reached within approximately 30 minutes using the electric train. Athens International Airport is at 38 km.


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