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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

Hotel in Edessa, Greece Hagiati Guesthouse
Hagiati Guesthouse
40, Makedonomachon Str., 58200 Edessa, Greece

Hagiati Guesthouse is located in a central location in the town of Edessa, very close to the famous Waterfalls. The closest airport to the town is Kozani's Airport, which is 90.4 km away.

Hotel in Pelion, Greece Hotel Despotiko
Hotel Despotiko
Portaria, 37011 Pelion, Greece

Hotel Despotiko is centrally located in the popular village of Portaria, Pelion. The Ski Centre of Pelion is just 15 km away. The town of Volos is 10 km away.

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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