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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

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.

Beach in Paxoi

       

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 Heraklion, Greece Pasiphae Hotel
8.8 10
Pasiphae Hotel
34 Poseidonos str. & 1 Naxou str., 71307 Heraklion, Greece

Pasiphae Hotel is located in a quiet part of Heraklion, just a 10-minute walk from the main port of Heraklion and 2.5 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International airport. The historic center of Heraklion can be reached within 15 minutes on foot.

Appartment in Karpenisi, Greece Morfeas
Morfeas
10, Κ. Kavafi Str., 36100 Karpenisi, Greece

Morfeas is located in Karpenisi, very close to the town centre. Karpenisi ski centre is a 20-minute drive away. The traditional village of Megalo Chorio is 12.3 km away.

Hotel in Metsovo, Greece Olympic Hotel
Olympic Hotel
3, G. Stanou Str., 44200 Metsovo, Greece

Enjoying amazing views, Olympic Hotel is located just a 3-minute walk from the center of the picturesque village of Metsovo. Many ski centers can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Ioannina town is at 50 km, while Meteora monasteries are 60 km away from Metsovo.


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