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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

Hotel in Athens, Greece Chris Hotel
8.5 10
Chris Hotel
6, Potamou str., 14564 Athens, Greece

Hotel Chris is situated in a quiet spot in Nea Kifisia, 100 m from the E75 motorway and 2 km from Kifisia Train Station. Athens city center can be reached within approximately 30 minutes using the electric train. Athens International Airport is at 38 km.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Nouvelle Hotel
Nouvelle Hotel
7km Thessaloniki - Oraiokastro, 57013 Thessaloniki, Greece

Nouvelle Hotel is located in Oraiokastro, just 8 km away from the centre of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki International Airport is 28.9 km away. The port of Thessaloniki is approximately a 20-minute drive away.


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