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5 best value for money Greek islands

Anafi ● Ikaria ● Kythira ● Serifos ● Thasos ● 16 January 2017
 

As hotels and tourist businesses in Greece reduce their prices due to the economic crisis, there is great value to be found all over the country. If you are planning now your summer Greek vacations, you can find excellent bargains and deals that will help you spend your vacations on a budget. These Greek islands have kept their prices low, but you should not forget: the same warm sun shines on them, and the same sea hugs their beaches. Greek Island Hopping is waiting for you!

1. Anafi

This small island of Cyclades is the perfect destination for everyone, who wants relaxed and affordable holidays. Here, you will eat fresh fish, and the double room will cost you 30€ in July. The coasts are astonishing with the blue crystal waters of the Aegean Sea, and the small town is typically Cycladic thanks to its white houses with their colourful windows.

Anafi Chora

2. Serifos

Serifos offers the same advantages with Anafi plus the exquisite nightlife. Beautiful and romantic Cycladic architecture, some of the best beaches in Greece and the short distance from Athens (only 2 hours from Piraeus Port) make this island a top value for money choice for you and your family.

Serifos Chora

3. Thasos

This island near Thessaloniki waits to be explored, and one thing is for sure. After some years, all tour operators will organise vacations in Thasos. The combination of fine-sand beaches with shady pine woods makes this place ideal for families. It is still an inexpensive destination, and you can find there luxury hotels  in unbeatable prices.

Thasos

4. Ikaria

Ikaria is the island, where, according to the legend, Icarus crashed after flying too close to the sun. Ikaria is closer to Turkey than to Greece, and this is maybe the reason why it has remained unspoiled. Do you want to travel to the Indian Ocean, but you can't afford the trip? There is a beach in Ikaria, which is famous all over the country and is called Seychelles. The waters there are as warm, as blue-green and as clear as in Seychelles, and of course the rates are much lower!

Ikaria

5. Kythira

Kythira is the legendary home of Aphrodite, and it has inspired many artists over the centuries. The island's location under the Peloponnese Peninsula has kept it a pure destination for those, who know. Golden sand beaches, pine woods for hiking and Venetian castles to explore are only some of the amazing things you can do on Kythira. In June, July and September, you can have there unforgettable vacations in unbelievable prices!

Kythira

Where to Stay

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Studio & Appartment in Skopelos, Greece Yellow Stella Studios
Yellow Stella Studios
Skopelos Town, 37003 Skopelos, Greece

Yellow Stella Studios are located just 10 minutes walk from the main port in Skopelos town. The distance from the island's second main port, Glossa, is 23 km. The nearest beach in Skopelos town is 750 m away from the studios and there is a good bus connection to other popular beaches of the island.

Hotel in Arachova, Greece Tagli Resort & Spa
Tagli Resort & Spa
Livadi, 32004 Arachova, Greece

Tagli Resort & Spa is a new five star hotel located in Livadi, just 7 km away from Arachova. The archaeological site of Delphi is 17 km away while Athens is 179 km away.


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