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5 Tips for vacations on a Budget vol 2

Around the world ● 21 October 2016
 

5 Tips for vacations on a Budget vol 2

Budget holidays

Here are some tips coming from my traveling experience, which really helped me to save money and be able to travel more without being miserable about my economic situation.

1. Take with you only the absolutely necessary, not your hole closet. This will reduce the volume and weight of your luaggage which means that you won't need to pay more for oversize and overweight luggage . Also you might be able to take only a hand luggage which means a seriously cheaper airticket.
2. Try to limit to zero, your mobile use for international calls and texting. Today, it is absolutely unnecessary to use your mobile for communication purposes since the internet has made planet earth one big neighborhood. Just be sure that the place you are going to book has a high speed wifi connection.

3. Prepare your own meals. A considerable amount of your expenses come from eating in touristy - mostly - taverns. Of course you should taste the local cuisine, but in a different way. You can visit a farmer's market and buy some local ingredients, so to prepare cold snacks which will be a substitute for one or two meals.
4. You can always attend a fun event for free. Most countries have websites where you can find an agenda with every free event happening. For example forfree.gr provides information about free screenings, parties, live music and many other events which are open to the audience.

5. When it comes to sightseeing you have to think smart. You can always purchase a sightseeing pass in a fixed price, which includes a variety of historic monuments, museums, galleries and sometimes discount to public transportation, all in a bargain price.

Save some time to read vol1 with more tips for Vacations on a Budget (link από το δεύτερο μέρος)

Where to Stay

Pansion in Chalkidiki, Greece Pension Irini
Pension Irini
Ouranoupoli, 63075 Chalkidiki, Greece

The family-run Pension Irini is located 200 m from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the center of the historic town and a gateway to Mount Athos, Ouranoupoli. The port in Ouranoupoli is at 1 km. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is 116 km away and the lively center of the city is at 130 km.

Hotel in Ioannina, Greece Krikonis Hotel
Krikonis Hotel
10, Niarchou Str., 45500 Ioannina, Greece

Krikonis Hotel is located in Ioannina, close to the city center and close to the University of Ioannina. The National Airport of Ioannina is a 15-minute drive away from the property.

Hotel in Pelion, Greece Alkistis Hotel
Alkistis Hotel
Portaria , 37011 Pelion, Greece

Alkistis Hotel is located in beautiful and traditional Portaria village in Pelion, a region with a rich natural environment. Volos town and Volos Port are at 10 km. Pelion Ski Center is 11 km away. Nea Anchialos National Airport is at 58 km.


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