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How to travel cheap in Greece

Greece ● 24 August 2017
 

Travelling cheap in Greece is not as difficult as you may imagine. In fact, with these tips, affordable vacations in Greece can easily become true. Because budget holidays is just a matter of planning and finding great deals. Have a look at this guide and be prepared for a cheap yet unforgettable journey in Greece.

Budget vacation in Greece

Accommodation

Accommodation is the greatest expense during a trip. The good news is that you can find many cheap hotels in Greece with a variety of facilities and in a wide range of prices. The quality of the services is high even in the cheapest hotels, which are clean and safe. However, you should consider also the possibility of staying at a hostel. Hostels in Greece can be found in large cities, such as Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as in touristy islands, such as  Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. Hostels are the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make friends from all over the world.

Ferry tickets

Ferry tickets in Greece can be quite expensive, and for many islands, which have no airport, you can't avoid paying them. However, you can find super deals in ferry tickets as well as buy island passes that give you the opportunity to explore many Greek islands with the fascinating experience of island-hopping.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing is something that is definitely worth in Greece thanks to its rich and long history. Entrance fees to the archaeological sites are very cheap compared to other European countries, but the budget traveller has one more option. Many museums, especially in Athens, are free, while all historical sites and museums have free admission days several times per year. Check these dates and save money for other activities you may like. In large cities, you can also find free guided tours that are offered by the locals. Can you imagine a better way to explore the new destination and meet new people and cultures?

Eat

Lunch and dinner in Greece can be affordable thanks to two things you should keep in mind: souvlaki and traditional taverns. Souvlaki is nutritious and delicious street food that costs less than 5€, while in a traditional Greek tavern, you can eat the famous dishes of the Greek cuisine with less than 15€ per person.

Destination

Some destinations in Greece, like Mykonos and Santorini, can be really expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't find budget destinations in Greece, which is a country with a great variety of beautiful islands. You can choose an off-the-beaten-path island, like Anafi, Kythnos, Nisyros or Tilos, where the prices are much lower than in the famous islands.

And of course, don't forget to be flexible with your dates. Travelling in Greece off-season, like in September or May, is a very wise choice since prices are remarkably cheap, the weather is very good, but not exhaustively hot, and everyone more is relaxed and ready to show you the famous Greek hospitality.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
114, Kolokotroni Str., 43065 Rhodes, Greece

Centrally located in the historic Rhodes Town, Sylvia Hotel lies 3 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the main port of Rhodes. The medieval centre of the town can be reached within 10 minutes. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" is at 15 km.

Hotel & Appartment in Kyparissia, Greece Irida Beach Resort Suites
Irida Beach Resort Suites
Kalo Nero Beach, 24500 Kyparissia, Greece

Located in front of the long, sandy beach, Irida Beach Resort Suites is an ideal place to spend your holidays in a quiet location in south western Peloponnese in beautiful Messinia region. Kalo Nero village is at 700 m, while Kyparissia town is 7.5 km away. The famous archeological site of Ancient Olympia is 50 km away from the hotel. Kalamata International Airport is at 60 km.

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studio Stars I
Studio Stars I
Agrilia - Laganas, 28900 Zakynthos, Greece

Offering accommodation in self-catering studios and apartments, Studio Stars I is located just 1 km from the lively center of the cosmopolitan Laganas resort and 2.7 km from Laganas beach. Zakynthos international airport is at 4 km, while the main port in historic and picturesque Zakynthos town is at 5 km. A bus stop can be found just outside the property.


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