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Basic Tips on How to Travel Affordably

Aegean islands ● Cyclades ● Ionian islands ● 11 July 2017
 
Every time you log into Instagram or Facebook, someone is on a trip. This is when you know that summer is here. Sometimes you feel envy, but there are moments when you let your mind travel through your eyes, since the body is unable to do so due to unfinished business or even financial difficulties. From the minute your news feed loads with amazing pictures shot in astonishing locations all over the world, you start having this urge to escape. You imagine being in another person’s place. Well, you could stop dreaming and make it happen!

- Watch for Deals
Keep an eye out for deals on airline tickets to your destination of choice. Explore non-traditional locations to visit. Some off-the-beaten-path accommodation alternatives might help you save tons of money. You could also start hunting the best offers on the best value for money hotels here at www.hostelbay.com

- Bring snacks on your journey
Usually, even on medium or small trips, inactivity on the boat pushes us straight into the ship's bar. Thinking of croissants and coffee, we already start spending without realising it. To avoid this, make sure you have a sandwich, toast, water, or anything that can keep your mouth busy and keep your pocket intact. Looking to book your ferry tickets? Check the Island-Hopping experience offered by HostelBay! A must try opportunity, that gives you the chance to pay less and travel more… Click here to learn more: Ferry Tickets

Budget vacation

- Do not miss breakfast
Particularly when it is available for free in the package you have booked. The effect that breakfast has on our body is unmatchable. Some call it the best meal of the day. If it is not in your offer, you could make your own by using local products that you buy on site. Keep in mind that the first meal of the day is important for us to have the necessary energy afterwards.

-Say “no” to the sun loungers
Did you know that some beach bars rent their umbrella set for 8 € (or even more in some cases)? Thanks, but no thanks. Since most of the time you'll be lying under the sun to tan a bit, we propose that you buy and carry an umbrella which you can use through your stay. Pick one that can resist the island winds. 

-Do not eat daily in a restaurant 
You could save a lot of money if you choose to skip the classic night out dinner. Such a choice could be a traditional “Gyros” or two skewers. A fresh salad with olive oil and “feta” cheese, or a salty crepe are also great lunch options. Surely, they can cover your calorie needs by also reducing the cost of eating at least 50% compared to a tavern. 

-Travel Budget / Consider Traveling Off-Season
Have you ever wondered how planning your holiday off-season would affect your budget? Not everyone needs to go on vacation during July and August. In Greece, the tourist season generally starts in April and ends in September. There are many places like Athens, Meteora, Monemvasia, Peloponnese, Pelion, Corfu, Lefkada, Rhodes, Crete, and more that you can visit any time of the year and still get the most of it. Schedule in advance and have a remarkable time by spending less! Think about it.

-Go on a Volunteer Vacation
If you feel the need to escape from everyday life, the time has come to plan your next vacation. This time, however, you can combine your "escape" while serving a good purpose by offering volunteer work during your holiday at the destination you chose.

Where to Stay

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 Aegina, Greece Klonos Anna
Klonos Anna
48, Kazantzaki Str., 18010 Aegina, Greece

The family run Klonos Anna hotel is located 5 minutes walk from Kolona beach and 1.3 km from the main port of Aegina island and the center of the town. Aegina can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
7.8 10
Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.


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