Greece is a place where you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Besides being home to some of the most stunning beaches in Europe, Greece also has ancient sites that are history buffs’ dream come true. Whether you’re looking for a lazy day on the beach or a night out at a club, Greece’

But it comes at a pretty penny.

If you are looking for a place to vacation in Greece, then look no further than Santorini or Mykonos. The two islands are highly popular destinations for tourists visiting the country. For those hoping to see the best of Greece without spending a fortune, these islands offer excellent value and great accessibility.

If you want to learn some great money-saving tips for traveling Greece, then you’re in the right place! Here are some of the best ways to make your trip go smoothly.


Where to Stay

If you plan to visit Greece too, you should know that prices in Athens and Thessaloniki are actually quite reasonable. Staying in a hostel dorm room will only cost you around $20 a night.

When you start looking for hotels on the islands, prices will rise quickly. If you come prepared to stay in a bare-boned hostel, you can still make it happen for around 20 dollars per night if you book in advance.

Hostelworld is a great resource when looking for budget accommodations.

When to Go

It’s summer in Greece, and that means it’s the perfect time to visit. Traveling to Greece in May or September will still be warm but you’ll find fewer tourists and lower prices.

July and August are the hottest months of the year, and the prices go up with them. The heat and crowds can become unbearable, but if you love getting an authentic sense of the culture and mingling with locals, summer isn’t the time to do it.

That said some places do shut down outside of peak season, so you need to plan ahead. Before you book, read my full guide on when to visit Greece.


There are several different ways to move around Greece. First, you can use the train to get around for short distances. Second, you can use buses to get around for short distances. Third, you can use taxis to travel around for short distances.

The high cost of airfare may seem a bit surprising, especially when you consider that a five-hour bus journey can be completed for as little as $35.

Planning a trip to Greece might not be as difficult as you think. When it comes to saving money, travel sites like Skyscanner can help. They easily organize the best deals for airlines like Aegean Olympic and RyanAir. All of these budget carriers make flying around Greece an affordable dream vacation.

When it comes to traveling by ferry, one of the best options is Greece. The country has a well-run ferry system that operates on a regular schedule. You can purchase an affordable ticket for the short trips, without having to board in any cabin.

If you decide to take a longer trip on the seas, go with an overnight ferry like Blue Star Ferries. They are half the price of speed ferries and it’s easy to get comfortable.

Street  Travel

When traveling around town there are a couple of mobile apps to use. First up is the app called Uber. While Greece doesn’t allow Uber drivers to operate as they do in many other countries you can still use the app to call a taxi in Athens.

For the rest of Greece, there is an app called Beat (former Taxibeat) where you can find reviewed drivers. Taxi travel is cheap in Greece and the apps will run around the same price as cabs you can find on the street.

If you’re staying in one place for a while, a moped is an excellent choice. It’s cheap, quick, and the way that many of the locals get around.

Oía, Santorini

Which Islands

There are a lot of places to see in the world, but it can be a good idea to avoid the more popular ones. Tourist traps are plentiful and a fast way to rack up expenses quickly. You can easily cut 30% off your total cost by checking out less popular destinations.

Greece is the perfect place to visit. All you have to do is check out my handy guide, which will tell you where to go, how much it’ll cost, and what you can expect!

For a quintessential view of the turquoise seas in Santorini, you can’t beat Oia. It is an absolutely stunning view that just melts your heart. However, keep in mind that this is not a cheap destination to visit!

Mykonos is one of the best places to party in all of Greece. It’s a beautiful island, but it’s also very expensive. If you’re looking for a place to vacation, skip Mykonos. Instead, look for a place with fewer tourists and lower prices

While the lively Mykonos and romantic Santorini are loved around the world, there are incredible hidden gems that can save you some real money. No matter where you call home, there is at least one place in your area to take advantage of.

Move away from the crowd to check out amazing spots like Corfu and Milos. Not only are they much less expensive Greek islands, but they will also give you a glimpse into authentic local culture.

Cheap Eats

If you’re looking for some of the best food in the world, then Greece’s street food is a must! To start with, Greece has some of the best street food on the planet! Street food is a great way to sample some of the country’s delicious grub.

You’ll find gyros and souvlaki on pretty much every corner. “Gyro” refers to meat that’s been cooked on a vertical rotisserie. It usually will be chicken or pork wrapped up in a pita alongside tomatoes, onions, and fries. Souvlaki is grilled meat skewered with a Neither of these greasy treats can be purchased for more than two pounds.

I love spanakopita. You can find these spinach and feta treats in bakeries all over town for around $2.

Here are some of my favorite foods in Greece.

Greece is a wonderful country that should be visited by all. Check out this guide to Greece travel if you’re ready for an epic trip!