Tips for low budget Christmas travel
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Tips for low budget Christmas travel

Greece ● 27 December 2016
 

Christmas travel is one of the best travel experiences you will ever have. If you think that this decision is something too expensive to be afforded by you, then the good news are that you are wrong. There are some tips that will make your Christmas holidays cheap and will help you find hotels and flights on a reasonable budget.

The key and the most important advice is to be flexible. The prices in December can be high, but if you are flexible with your days, you are going to get a great deal. It is not difficult to figure out that the most expensive time to fly is when everyone else wants to fly too. However, if you fly on December 25 or 31, when all travellers want to be in their destination or back home, you will find incredibly low fares. You should also be willing to depart early in the morning or late in the evening because then, you have the better chances to find cheap tickets.

Another tip for saving money for your vacations during the festive season is to book everything early. The hotels and the airlines tend to increase their fares the closer we get to the holidays. The earlier you can begin booking your travel arrangements, the more likely is to save money on your travel budget.

Being flexible with your destination and willing to do something alternative is also important. Maybe travelling to Prague or Vienna at Christmas sounds dreamy, but one thing is for sure. In these cities, you can't find low prices during Christmas holidays even if you book the accommodation and the flight a year ago! It is preferable to visit a country or a town that is not that famous, but it will actually offer you the same moments of happiness. Exploring a new destination is something astonishing every time of the year, and maybe, you should think of the possibility to travel to a summer destination like Greece. The prices will be affordable, the crowds will be significantly less and the shopkeepers relaxed. In conclusion, everyone will be ready to offer you better services than in August. Furthermore, the weather will be much warmer than in the European Christmas cities. If your hometown is cold, without much daylight during winter, there is nothing more resuscitative than visiting an island or a town with warm weather and sunshine even in December.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Olympia, Greece Athina Hotel
Athina Hotel
Xenofontos str., Krestena, 27055 Olympia, Greece

Athina Hotel is located in the village of Krestena, Olympia. The archaeological site of ancient Olympia, where the Olympic games were born, is a 20-minute drive away. The lovely lake of Kaiafas is 13 km away.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Georgia Hotel
8.9 10
Georgia Hotel
10, Vagias Str., Amoudara, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

Hotel Georgia is a family run hotel located in the area of Amoudara, just 100 m from the long sandy beach. The distance from the center of the lively and bustling capital of Crete, Heraklion is 3.2 km. The international airport of Nikos Kazantzakis is at 10 km and the main port in Heraklion is 7 km away from the property.

Appartment in Agistri, Greece Aquarius Village
Aquarius Village
Skala, 18010 Agistri, Greece

The traditional Aquarius Village is located only 10 minutes walk from the main port of Skala, in Agistri, and 8 minutes walk from the beach. This family-run property is located in a quiet area within a short walking distance to the center of Skala with all the bars, restaurants, shops and the summer nightlife. Agistri island can be reached from Aegina or Piraeus port in Athens.


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