March 5, 2024

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10 Cheapest Vacation Spots In Greece To Visit This Spring

10 Cheapest Vacation Spots In Greece To Visit This Spring

The most affordable places to visit in Greece this spring require travelers to forego visiting the tourism hot spots of Santorini and Mykonos. Instead, these lesser-known Greek islands and cities on the mainland are the cheapest vacation spots in Greece, with resorts and hostels for all budgets. Find out where to go on a budget and which exciting adventures to book while in Greece this spring.


10 Athens, Greece

Parthenon in Greece
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The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

Athens is most people’s first stop on a trip to Greece since the majority of international flights transit through this international airport. Fortunately, Athens is also one of the cheapest destinations in the country with many different neighborhoods and restaurants to choose from during a stay.

  • Tour To Book:
    Essential Athens Tour

  • Price:
    From $305.20 per group

  • What’s Included:
    Hotel Pickup and Drop Off, First Class Transportation, Bottled Water, Professional English-speaking Guide

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9 Milos, Greece

White rocks of Sarakiniko
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Sarakiniko Beach in Milos, Greece

Skip the expensive islands of Santorini and Mykonos and opt for the cheaper alternative in the Cyclades: Milos. This up-and-coming Greek island has all the charm and whitewashed buildings of Santorini and Mykonos without the astronomical hotel prices and densely packed tourist crowds.

  • Tour To Book:
    Full-Day Cruise With Snorkeling and Lunch

  • Price:
    From $175.03 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Snacks, Lunch, Bottled Water, Snorkeling Equipment, Underwater Photos

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Related: 10 Affordable, All-Inclusive Resorts In Greece

8 Ikaria, Greece

Town in Ikaria, Greece
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Town in Ikaria, Greece

Ikaria is a unique destination in Greece because it is one of the world’s Blue Zones, which are areas where people live longer than average. Ikaria isn’t hugely popular among tourists making it affordable, yet there are lots of things to do, from the olive grove and winery tours to afternoons at one of Greece’s best beaches, Seychelles Beach.

  • Tour To Book:
    Wine Tasting and Tour at Karimalis Winery

  • Price:
    From $32.82 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Guided Tour, Alcoholic Beverages, Snacks

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7 Rhodes, Greece

Colorful downtown Rhodes
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Colorful buildings in historic Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is a Greek island in the Dodecanese island chain, closer to mainland Turkey than mainland Greece. It looks different from the whitewashed buildings and blue roofs that the Greek islands are famous for because of the Cyclades. Instead, Rhodes has colorful buildings and sandy beaches, with a stunning medieval old town. It’s a large island with lots to do and see.

  • Tour To Book:
    Best of Rhodes Tour

  • Price:
    From $96.27 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    English Guide, Bottled Water, Lunch Box, Drive, Air-Conditioned Vehicle

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Related: Here Are The Most Exciting Tours To Try In Greece

6 Crete, Greece

Port in Heraklion, Crete
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Coast of Heraklion, Crete 

Crete is the most populous island in Greece and offers lots of variety in activities, from hiking to swimming and exploring historical sites. Most travelers visiting Crete will want to book accommodation in the town of Chania because this is a central area that makes it easy to hop on hiking tours or visit historical sites. However, because Chania is considered more romantic and closer to the best beaches, budget travelers may find it cheaper to stay in Heraklion.

  • Tour To Book:
    Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour

  • Price:
    From $47.04 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Hiking Escort, Air Conditioned Bus, Liability Insurance

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5 Serifos, Greece

Cycladic architecture in Serifos
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White and blue buildings in Serifos, Greece

Serifos is a lesser-known Greek island that is located in the Cyclades island chain and has a small year-round population. Accommodation here is not in high demand like in Santorini or Mykonos, making it a more affordable alternative for budget travelers.

  • Tour To Book:
    Yoga In Serifos

  • Price:
    From $20.20 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Instructor, Yoga Mats, Yoga Blocks

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4 Kefalonia, Greece

Walking in Kefalonia
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Walking in Kefalonia, Greece

Kefalonia is another Greek island flying under the radar, but it’s worth visiting for its many gorgeous beaches. For the most variety in accommodation options and the cheapest prices on the island, travelers can focus their hotel or hostel search on the island’s capital of Argostoli.

  • Tour To Book:
    The Caves: Drogarati Cave and Melissani Lake

  • Price:
    From $54.70 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Drive/Guide, Pickup and Drop off, Air Conditioned Vehicle, Live Commentary

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Related: 10 Most Unique Cruises In Greece

3 Thessaloniki, Greece

Monasteries in Meteora
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Meteora in Greece

Travelers who want to skip Athens and visit another city on mainland Greece will find cheap accommodation and lots of free activities in the second-largest city of Thessaloniki. The iconic White Tower is the top tourist attraction in the city, but Thessaloniki is also perfectly positioned for a day trip to Meteora. Most travelers visiting Meteora from Athens book multi-day excursions because of the longer distance, so this is a great way to save money while seeing one of Greece’s top historical sites.

  • Tour To Book:
    Day Trip To Meteora

  • Price:
    From $65.64 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    English-speaking Excursion Attendant, Roundtrip Transportation

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2 Agistri, Greece

Sea views from Agistri, Greece
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Sea views from Agistri, Greece

Agistri has a reputation for being one of the cheapest islands in all of Greece. It’s a small, lush island with stunning beaches and crystal blue waters. As a hidden gem of the Aegean Sea, Agistri will surely gain popularity in the years to come, so travelers should visit soon while it remains cheap and uncrowded.

  • Tour To Book:
    Half-Day Private Tour and Swimming on Agistri Island

  • Price:
    From $49.23 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Private Transportation, Bottled Water

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1 Kythnos, Greece

Kolona Beach, Kythnos, Greece
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Aerial View of Kolona Beach, Kythnos, Greece

Kythnos (Kithnos) is also sometimes called Thermia and is an island in the West Cyclades. Its gorgeous stone streets and whitewashed buildings make it look as idyllic as Santorini and Mykonos without the crowds or the high prices. For a cheap getaway in the Cyclades, Kythnos is a great choice.

  • Tour To Book:
    Discover Dryopida Tour

  • Price:
    From $28.06 per adult

  • What’s Included:
    Tour Guide

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