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How to travel cheap in Greece

Greece ● 24 August 2017
 

Travelling cheap in Greece is not as difficult as you may imagine. In fact, with these tips, affordable vacations in Greece can easily become true. Because budget holidays is just a matter of planning and finding great deals. Have a look at this guide and be prepared for a cheap yet unforgettable journey in Greece.


Accommodation

Accommodation is the greatest expense during a trip. The good news is that you can find many cheap hotels in Greece with a variety of facilities and in a wide range of prices. The quality of the services is high even in the cheapest hotels, which are clean and safe. However, you should consider also the possibility of staying at a hostel. Hostels in Greece can be found in large cities, such as Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as in touristy islands, such as  Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. Hostels are the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make friends from all over the world.

Ferry tickets

Ferry tickets in Greece can be quite expensive, and for many islands, which have no airport, you can't avoid paying them. However, you can find super deals in ferry tickets as well as buy island passes that give you the opportunity to explore many Greek islands with the fascinating experience of island-hopping.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing is something that is definitely worth in Greece thanks to its rich and long history. Entrance fees to the archaeological sites are very cheap compared to other European countries, but the budget traveller has one more option. Many museums, especially in Athens, are free, while all historical sites and museums have free admission days several times per year. Check these dates and save money for other activities you may like. In large cities, you can also find free guided tours that are offered by the locals. Can you imagine a better way to explore the new destination and meet new people and cultures?

Eat

Lunch and dinner in Greece can be affordable thanks to two things you should keep in mind: souvlaki and traditional taverns. Souvlaki is nutritious and delicious street food that costs less than 5€, while in a traditional Greek tavern, you can eat the famous dishes of the Greek cuisine with less than 15€ per person.

Destination

Some destinations in Greece, like Mykonos and Santorini, can be really expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't find budget destinations in Greece, which is a country with a great variety of beautiful islands. You can choose an off-the-beaten-path island, like Anafi, Kythnos, Nisyros or Tilos, where the prices are much lower than in the famous islands.

And of course, don't forget to be flexible with your dates. Travelling in Greece off-season, like in September or May, is a very wise choice since prices are remarkably cheap, the weather is very good, but not exhaustively hot, and everyone more is relaxed and ready to show you the famous Greek hospitality.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Epidavros, Greece Hani Inn
Hani Inn
Hani Merkouri, Ligourio, 21052 Epidavros, Greece

Hani Inn Hotel is located in the small village of Chani Merkouri, 5 km from the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. The famous archaeological site of Mycenae is 38 km away. The nearest beach can be reached within a 20-minute drive. The historic and picturesque Nafplio town is at 20 km.

Hotel in Kalambaka, Greece Hotel Kaikis
Hotel Kaikis
146, Trikalon str., 42200 Kalambaka, Greece

Hotel Kaikis is located in the centre of Kalabaka. The town of Trikala is a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Blue Sea Beach Boutique Resort
Blue Sea Beach Boutique Resort
Skala Potamias, 64004 Thassos, Greece

Blue Sea Beach Boutique Resort is located right on the sandy beach of Skala Potamias. Limenas, the capital and port of Thassos is 13 km away.


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