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How to travel on a budget: the ultimate guide

Greece ● 24 August 2017
 

Frequent travellers can give you many useful tips on how to travel on a budget. Affordable vacations can become true if you plan your steps carefully and be flexible. Because at the end of the day what really matters is your destination, the company and the unforgettable moments you can spend exploring a whole new world.

The first thing you should do before your departure is plan a budget for your trip. Without planning, it is impossible to organise a journey, so try to determine the maximum amount of money you want to spend. Having this budget in your mind, you can then choose your destination as well as the flight dates. Don't forget the following advice: be flexible. It is the only way to find great deals and save money.

For your transportation, it is quite sure that you know about the cheap prices during the weekdays. At weekends, ferry and flight tickets may be expensive, but on weekdays, you can find some cool offers. Furthermore, a useful tip during your trip is to bring your own snack. Everything you buy in the aeroplane or the boat is really pricey. Why spending for a toast 5€, when you can bring a sandwich from home?


Concerning your accommodation, it is needless to say that staying at a hostel is a top way to save money for other activities you may like. You will meet new people, make new friends and have fun paying less than 15€ per night. Why not?

Your daily lunch and dinner may also be a great expense. Try to eat away from the touristy areas since there, dishes can be even 50% more expensive than in less popular districts. Try also restaurants that are not top-rated, but remember to check the quality of the food, especially if you have travelled in an exotic country. Be your own chef is a very good option, if your hostel has a kitchen. You can prepare there breakfast and save a lot of money.

Sightseeing is of course something you should not miss in your new destination. If you must spend money in an activity, sightseeing is really worth it. How else can you explore the place you have visited? However, don't go with the flow. In almost every country, there are free days for museums and historical sites, while some of them are free the whole year. Free tours from the locals are also an option, which gives you the extra advantage of meeting new people and cultures.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Kyparissia, Greece Irida Beach Resort Suites
Irida Beach Resort Suites
Kalo Nero Beach, 24500 Kyparissia, Greece

Located in front of the long, sandy beach, Irida Beach Resort Suites is an ideal place to spend your holidays in a quiet location in south western Peloponnese in beautiful Messinia region. Kalo Nero village is at 700 m, while Kyparissia town is 7.5 km away. The famous archeological site of Ancient Olympia is 50 km away from the hotel. Kalamata International Airport is at 60 km.

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Hotel Aeollos
Hotel Aeollos
Pefkohori, 63085 Chalkidiki, Greece

Hotel Aeollos is located in popular Pefkohori village, just 50 m from the long, sandy beach. The lively resort of Polichrono is 8 km away from Pefkohori. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 95 km, while the center of Thessaloniki is at 105 km.

Hotel in Marathon, Greece Myrto Hotel
Myrto Hotel
34, Marathonos Avenue, Mati (Nea Makri), 19009 Marathon, Greece

Myrto Hotel is located in Mati, just a few-minutes' walk from the beach. Athens International Airport is 16 km away, while the port of Rafina, which connects you to many Greek islands, is 4.5 km away. The centre of Athens is 30 km away.


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