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Road trip in Greece: how to reduce travel costs

Greece ● 20 September 2017
 

Road trip in Greece is a perfect way to explore the country, admire its hidden gems and its natural beauty as well as see more places during your journey. If you are a fan of adventure and a flexible traveller, the road trip is a must. However, the road trip can cost you a lot of money. With these travel tips, you can reduce travel costs, make your road trip affordable, stay on a budget and save money.

Road trip

Plan the route and your accommodation

It is wise to book your accommodation months before your road trip. Hotels in Greece can be really cheap, and you can find many accommodation deals in Greece, if you book your stay early. Many travellers don't plan their route, and they spend the night in the first hotel they find, but this behaviour may be expensive. If you are not the type of traveller, who want to arrange everything, and you want to be more flexible, consider staying at a Greek hostel, where you need no reservation. However, hostels in Greece are not everywhere, and in small villages, you can only find rooms to let, which are also affordable.

Reduce gas spending

It is not an exaggeration to say that during a road trip gas can take a bit out of your vacation budget. To reduce gas spending on your trip, drive the speed limit and don't upgrade fuel, if you don't have to. Plus, there are some great mobile apps that help you find the cheapest gas stations nearby. If you don't have your own car, rent a fuel-efficient car. What you save on gas, may balance the extra rental cost of an hybrid car.

Avoid unexpected rental car fees

Check the contract before renting a car. It may include extra fees for a second driver, satellite radio access, emergency roadside insurance or expensive rental car insurance. Another tip is to pay with your credit card because many credit cards offer rental car insurance when you use them. Of course, if you book early the car, it is probably that you can find a good deal.

Road food

Road food can be really expensive if you buy it from restaurants or gas stations, especially on the national road. Instead, pack your own food. Sandwiches, bottles of waters and other snacks will help you to avoid roadside prices. Plus, they are healthier than eating every burger and pizza you find. In many hostels in Greece, there is a kitchen where you can cook your own meal before leaving.

Where to Stay

Villa in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Istron Luxury Villas Bay Villas
Istron Luxury Villas Bay Villas
Istron, 72100 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Bay Villas are part of Istron Luxury Villas and can be found at 2 km from the center of Istron village and 300 m from Pilos Beach. Agios Nikolaos Town is at a distance of 23 km. Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport in Heraklion is 80 km away.

Studio & Appartment in Alonissos, Greece Maria Studios
Maria Studios
Patitiri, 37005 Alonissos, Greece

Maria Studios are located in Patitiri, just 4 minutes walk from the main port of Alonissos. Roussoumi beach can be reached within 10 minutes walk. Many traditional taverns, shops and mini markets can be found within a short walking distance from the studios. Alonissos island can be reached with a ferry boat from Skiathos and Skopelos islands or from Volos.

Hotel & Appartment in Patmos, Greece Pico Bello
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Pico Bello
Grikos, 85500 Patmos, Greece

Built in a beautiful, traditional white and blue building, the family-run Pico Bello complex offers accommodation in spacious, bright studios just 50 m from the awarded Grikos beach. The distance from the main port of Patmos in Skala is 3.5 km, while Chora (Patmos town) is at 4 km. The property offers free transfer from/to the port upon request. Patmos island can be reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), Lipsi and Leros islands.


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