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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 Zakynthos, Greece Varres Hotel
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Varres Hotel
Mpohali, Zakynthos Town, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Hotel Varres is located on Bochalis Hill, just 1.2 km away from the city center of Zakynthos. Zakynthos Airport is 4 km away from Varres.

Hotel in Karpathos, Greece Balaskas Hotel
Balaskas Hotel
Diafani, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

The family-run Balaskas Hotel is located just 6 minutes walk from sandy Diafani Beach. The distance from Diafani port is 800 metres. Karpathos town and the port Pigadia are at 50 km, while Karpathos Island National Airport is at 65 km. The hotel offers free transfer from/to Diafani Port and airport transfer on request at an additional cost.

Hotel in Kastoria, Greece Keletron Hotel
Keletron Hotel
52, 11th November Str., 52100 Kastoria, Greece

Keletron Hotel is built in a central location in the town of Kastoria, close to many important sights. Vitsi Ski Center is 24 km away. The International Airport of Thessaloniki is 220 km away.


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