A holiday to Greece may conjure up images of luxurious resorts, luxury yachts and exquisite fine dining. There are many ways to travel to one of the most envie-inducing countries if you don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive hotels and luxuriant resorts.
You can save money on your travels by using public transport, cooking your meals or staying in hotels with a lower price than Santorini or Mykonos.
Here are some places you might find the best value for your Euro if you plan a trip to Greece.
Athens is known for its high prices. Athens is a popular destination for tourists. They are attracted to luxury hotels and private transfers. However, Athens’ popularity is one of the main factors driving down prices. With so many tourists visiting each year, more businesses compete for your Euro. This means that they often have to lower their prices to attract customers.
Athens offers many affordable options, including hostels that offer beds starting at EUR20 per night. Cheap food and street food are plentiful in Athens, and they’re especially affordable if you wander a little off the beaten track. Athens has a strong and affordable metro that will take you around the city, so you don’t need to spend a fortune on taxis.
Athens has a City Pass, a one-time all-inclusive ticket that allows you to enter a multitude of museums and attractions for a flat fee. You can see the most amazing sights in this city if you avoid the clubs and bars that will drain your Euros.
Tinos is just across the border from Mykonos, North Cycladic Islands. However, Tinos is not as popular as their neighboring islands. Tinos offers the same amazing seafood and classic Cycladic architecture as other islands in the area, but at a much lower price.
Tinos is a popular destination for Greeks. The island’s main town, Tinos, hosts thousands of pilgrims from Greece each year to visit the Church of Panagia Megalochari. Although this can increase the cost of everything, from accommodation to food, it also means that costs drop significantly as you travel further from Tinos. You won’t mind leaving Tinos, especially when the most beautiful and secluded beaches can be found on the opposite side of the island.
The tiny Pachia Ammos beach is Tinos’ wildest, located only 20 minutes from the port. You might find yourself the only person there on some days. There are many guesthouses close by with rooms starting at EUR40-EUR50 per night. These private beaches are often managed by the most exclusive resorts in Greece, making them a bargain when you consider all of their natural amenities.
Agistri, one of the Saronic Islands, is just an hour from Athens. It’s also easy and affordable to get from Pireas Port. Although Agistri is small, it offers a lot of value. It has some beaches, casual and elegant dining options, and great infrastructure. This makes it one of the most affordable options for anyone looking to enjoy a Greek island vacation. Although it is not as well-known as its Cycladic neighbors, Agistri’s beaches remain a legend to those in the know.
Skala beach is the most popular and developed area on the island. This will be your first stop. You can enjoy a day on the beach or at one of the many bars and restaurants along the promenade.
Chalkida Beach is a more rugged and remote beach on the east coast. This beach is only shallow and has a beautiful view of Aegina Island and Moni Island.