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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.

Budget vacation 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

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 & Appartment in Leros, Greece ApartHotel Papafotis
ApartHotel Papafotis
Alinda, 85400 Leros, Greece

ApartHotel Papafotis is located in the popular touristic resort of Alinda, just 50 m from the beach. Agia Marina harbour is 2.8 km away, while Lakki port is 7 km away. The historic capital of Leros, Platanos, is at 3 km. Leros National Airport is 5 km away from the hotel.

Hotel in Trikala, Greece Hotel Kroupi
Hotel Kroupi
Elati, 42032 Trikala, Greece

Hotel Kroupi is located in the popular resort of Elati. The Ski Center of Pertouli is just 12 km away. The town of Trikala is 32 km away.


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