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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.

 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.

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

Hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Kalypso Hotel
Kalypso Hotel
Elounda, 72053 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Kalypso Hotel is located in the scenic village of Elounda, just a 2-minute walk from the well-organised beach. Agios Nikolaos port and town is 10 km away.

Hotel & Appartment in Nafplio, Greece 999 Luxury Hotel
999 Luxury Hotel
Staikopoulou & 13 Kokkinou str., 21100 Nafplio, Greece

Located in the heart of the lively center of Nafplio town, 999 Luxury Hotel is just 100 m from the main square and 5 minutes walk from the seaside promenade. Arvanitia Beach can be reached within 10 minutes on foot. The bus station (KTEL) is at 200 meters.

Hotel & Appartment in Milos, Greece Giannis Hotel Apartments
Giannis Hotel Apartments
Adamantas, 84800 Milos, Greece

Giannis Hotel Apartments is located in Adamantas, just a 10-minute walk from the beach. Milos Port is a 15-minute walk from them hotel. Milos Airport is 4.6 km away.


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