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Top 8 travel tips for backpackers

Greece ● 06 February 2017
 

Just because you want to travel on a budget, doesn't mean you can't have a fun backpacking trip. It means being smart and finding ways to save money throughout the journey. With the following backpacking tips, you can reach your goal to have a little money left over for your next trip.

Backpackers

 1. Pack light

The key to travelling on a budget is "less is more". Pack only the necessary things and clothes, avoid bringing valuable items and thus, you won't pay airlines for overweight luggage or extra bags.

2. Camp out

Hostels are definitely the epitome of backpacking accommodation, but it is important that you try camping out for a part of your journey. In Greece, there are plenty of comfortable and well-known campsites that are perfect for your budget.

3. Get a hostel with a kitchen

If camping isn't your thing, there are numerable great hostels in Athens and all over Greece that you will find attractive. Check to see if they serve breakfast or have a communal kitchen. Preparing meals at your hostel will save you a lot of money, and it is also an ideal way to meet other travellers.

4. Drink before going out

Bars and clubs, located near major tourist sites, will charge more for drinks. Pregame at your hostel and spend less when you go out. Greece allows public drinking, which is, in combination with the warm and sunny weather, an exquisite choice for cheap drinking.

5. Free entertainment

Follow the locals and make a list with the things that are free. Parks, window-shopping and free sightseeing tours are only some of the options to save money and have fun at the same time.

6. Bring your own snacks

Snacking between the meals will help you stay active and full of energy during your backpacking trip, which can be really exhausting. Even in the cheapest countries to visit, like Greece, eating these snacks in a café or restaurant can be expensive, but you can easily save money by bringing your own protein bars.

Backpackers

7. Walk instead of taking a taxi

It may seem convenient to take a cab to your destination, but, if you do it, you will spend your money without any profit. Walk! It is good for your health, body and mind as well as for your wallet. While walking, you explore the new city that you have visited. If your destination is too far to walk, you can take public transport. In Greece, it costs in many cities including Athens less than 2€.

8. Travel with a group

Travelling alone can be a freeing experience, and there are many ways to save money if you travel solo, but, if your friends are willing to come with you, bring them along. Travelling with a group can save you major money and is a great experience too.

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Skopelos, Greece Yellow Stella Studios
Yellow Stella Studios
Skopelos Town, 37003 Skopelos, Greece

Yellow Stella Studios are located just 10 minutes walk from the main port in Skopelos town. The distance from the island's second main port, Glossa, is 23 km. The nearest beach in Skopelos town is 750 m away from the studios and there is a good bus connection to other popular beaches of the island.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Cavo D' Oro
Cavo D' Oro
Al. Papanastasiou 19, 18533 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Cavo D' Oro is located in Piraeus, Athens, 2 km from Piraeus Port and from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1). The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 40 km.

Appartment in Heraklion, Greece Matala Dimitris Villa and Hotel
Matala Dimitris Villa and Hotel
Matala, 70200 Heraklion, Greece

Located 12 km from the ancient city of Phaestos, family-run Dimitris Villa Hotel is on the coast of Messara bay, surrounded by trees, just 8 minutes from Matala beach.


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