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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?

Budget vacation

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 in Platamonas, Greece Hotel Lego
Hotel Lego
84, Egnatias Str., 60065 Platamonas, Greece

Set at the foot of Mountain Olympus, Hotel Lego is located in the coastal town of Platamonas, just a 15-minute walk from the long Platamonas beach. The archaeological site of Dion is 30 km away from the hotel and the traditional village of Palei Poroi is only a 10-minute drive. Katerini town is at 40 km, while Thessaloniki is 110 km away.

Hotel in Ios, Greece Brother's Hotel
9.7 10
Brother's Hotel
Yialos, Chora, 84001 Ios, Greece

Brother's Hotel is located in Chora Ios, only an 8-minute walk from the sandy and well-organised beach of Yialos. Ios Port is 1.5 km away.

Appartment in Karpenisi, Greece Pasithei Guesthouse
Pasithei Guesthouse
Aiolou, 36100 Karpenisi, Greece

Pasithei Guesthouse is located in Karpenisi, just 1 km from the main square. Karpenisi ski centre is a 20-minute drive away. Proussos village is 35 km away.


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