Basic Tips on How to Travel Affordably
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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


- 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.

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Where to Stay

Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Arabas Studios
Arabas Studios
28, Sahtouri Str., 54632 Thessaloniki, Greece

Being located in the historic part of Thessaloniki, so called Old or Upper Town (Ano Poli), Arabas hostel is an ideal place for backpackers, groups or individual travelers looking for budget and quality accommodation in a great location. The center of the bustling city of Thessaloniki can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The train station is at 1.5 km, while the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 20 km. Many shops, traditional taverns, bars and the historic monuments located in the center of the town can be reached within short walking distance.

Hotel in Delphi, Greece Castri Hotel
Castri Hotel
23, Siggrou Str., 33054 Delphi, Greece

Castri Hotel is located in Delphi Village, just 1.3 km away from the Archaeological site of Delphi. Amfissa Town is a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Alma Hotel
6.8 10
Alma Hotel
5, Dorou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Alma Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station, offering easy access to Athens Railway Station and Piraeus Port.


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