Greece travel costs in top Greek destinations

Very few countries can equal the richness of the history of Greece. Ancient places such as the Parthenon and Delphi still stand today to the delight of thousands of travelers each year. Furthermore, many of Greece’s settlements date back thousands of years, and the character of these areas still maintains their ancient tradition, despite modernity rearing its head.

Greece is a destination that has more than enough attractions to draw most any traveler. If you’re planning to visit this amazing country, keep reading to discover Greece travel costs to better plan your vacation budget.


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Greece travel costs in Athens

Athens

Athens, as the capital of Greece, is the most famous city of the country and has attracted travelers for countless centuries. Although it may not be as famous as many other European capitals, the number of visitors has steadily increased over the past few years, particularly after the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens – the first Olympic Games in Athens since 1896. Athens is the largest city in Greece, with a population of almost 4 million.

How much does it cost to visit Athens?

A budget traveler will spend around € 29 per day while visiting Athens. However, that doesn’t include any accommodation costs. For those and other Athens travel costs, have a look below.


Athens accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 16 – 98
Typical double room€ 32 – 195

Athens food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 8 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 15 – 25
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 3 – 5
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Athens, however.
€ 0.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Athens

Athens fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.40
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.68 – 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.50 – 1.70

Athens visiting costs – Top attractions in Athens

Acropolis (Parthenon included)€ 20
Acropolis Museum€ 10
National Archaeological Museum€ 12
Plaka neighborhoodFree
Mount LycabettusFree
Ticket prices are for the high season. They are usually half the price during the lower season.

If you’re planning to visit Athens, check out
My free Athens travel guide, with electronic maps
About my family trip to Athens


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Greece travel costs in Corinth

Corinth

Corinth or Korinth is one of the oldest towns in the Peloponnese, a port and the capital of the region with the same name. The Corinth Canal is also very important, as it connects the Aegean Sea to the Ionian Sea (together with the Golf of Corinth and the Golf of Patras).

How much does it cost to visit Corinth?

If you’re visiting Corinth on a budget, you will spend around € 42 per day, thus a lot more than in the Greek capital. And this is without including any accommodation costs. For more Corinth travel costs, check out the tables below.


Corinth accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 20 – 110
Typical double room€ 51 – 221

Corinth food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 5 – 12
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 10 – 20
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 2 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.33 – 0.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Corinth

Corinth fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.75
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.68 – 1.50
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.45 – 1.70

Corinth visiting costs – Top attractions in Corinth

Corinth CanalFree to see from a bridge
The cost of crossing varies on boat size
AkrokorinthosFree
Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)€ 12
Archaeological Museum of Corinth€ 6
The Environment Museum of Stymphalia€ 6

If you’re planning to visit Corinth, you should also read
Discover Ancient Olympia and the Corinth Canal


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Greece travel costs in Nafplio

Nafplio

Nafplio(or Nafplion, Nauplio, Nauplia, Nafplia) is a small town in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. Its name comes from the old Venetian name Napoli di Romania used for this region in the late Byzantine period, which came from the Greek Nea Poli or New Town of Romania. And Romania is here as the land of Romans, not the present-day country.

A stunning romantic city center with nice streets, Nafplio is perfect place to establish your base camp as you travel across the Peloponnese.

How much does it cost to visit Nafplio?

A budget traveler visiting Nafplio should spend around € 39 per day. Please note that this is without accommodation, though. For more Nafplio travel costs, take a look below.


Nafplio accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 17 – 76
Typical double room€ 35 – 152

Nafplio food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 10 – 18
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 27
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 3 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Nafplio

Nafplio fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketSend information
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.74 – 0.90
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.30 – 1.70

Nafplio visiting costs – Top attractions in Nafplio

Palamidi Castle€ 6
Nauplion PromenadeFree
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion€ 6
Arvanitia beachFree
Karathona BeachFree

If you’re planning to visit Nafplio, you should also check out
Day trip from Athens to Argolis: Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus


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Greece travel costs in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Thessaloníki is considered by many to be Greece’s most vibrant city. The fact that almost every visitor falls in love with this city is no coincidence. In reality, it is a youth capital for all ages that combines thousands of years of history, culture, entertainment and good food!

How much does it cost to visit Thessaloniki?

If you’re visiting Thessaloniki on a budget, expect to spend around € 47 daily for everything except accommodation. For detailed Thessaloniki travel costs, keep reading.


Thessaloniki accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 28 – 121
Typical double room€ 56 – 242

Thessaloniki food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 6 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 13 – 23
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 3 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Thessaloniki, however.
€ 0.40 – 0.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.70 – 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.47 – 1.60

Thessaloniki visiting costs – Top attractions in Thessaloniki

Church of Saint Dimitrios – Patron of ThessalonikiFree
Ladadika DistrictFree
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki€ 8
White Tower of Thessaloniki€ 6
Ataturk MuseumFree

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Greece travel costs in Corfu Island

Corfu Island

Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is an island in the Ionian Sea, just a short boat ride from Albania and to the northwest of mainland Greece. For people looking for good weather, nice landscapes, cultural and gastronomic highlights, it’s an amazing Greek travel destination.

How much does it cost to visit Corfu?

When you visit Corfu on a budget, expect to pay around € 40 on daily travel expenses, not including accommodation. More information on Corfu travel costs is available below.


Corfu accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 17 – 74
Typical double room€ 34 – 149

Corfu food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 5 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 10 – 15
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 1.50 – 4.50
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Corfu

Corfu local tip
Try the red Corfu beer while visiting this Greek island. It’s delicious!

Corfu fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.70
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.70 – 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.45 – 1.68

Corfu visiting costs – Top attractions in Corfu

Paleokastritsa MonasteryFree
Angelokastro€ 3
Corfu Old TownFree
Vlacherna MonasteryFree
Arillas BeachFre

Planning to visit Corfu? Read this blog post for travel inspiration
Sailing the Ionian Islands: Discover Corfu by boat


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Greece travel costs in Crete

Crete Island

Crete is more than just a Greek island. It’s more of a nation with music, culture, dance and dialect of its own. It is the country’s largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is also the southernmost island of Greece, and the weather stays warm here even during winter.

How much does it cost to visit Crete?

A budget visit to Crete implies daily travel expenditures of around € 23, without including any accommodation costs. You can look below to learn more about Crete’s travel costs.


Crete accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 9.80 – 88
Typical double room€ 20 – 178

Crete food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 10
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 8 – 20
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 4 – 5
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.30 – 1.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Crete

Crete fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.80
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 1.20
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.59 – 1.80

Crete visiting costs – Top attractions in Crete

Imbros GorgeFree
Heraklion Archaeological Museum€ 12
Rethymnon Old TownFree
Old Venetian HarborFree
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre€ 8

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Greece travel costs in Ios

Ios Island

Ios is a Greek island located in the Cyclades Islands, in the central part of the Aegean Sea. It is a rocky island halfway between Naxos and Santorini with less than 2,000 inhabitants on an area of 109 square kilometers.

Ios is a popular travel destination and, like many of Greece’s other popular islands, some beaches have become overcrowded today.

How much does it cost to visit Ios?

A budget traveler’s paradise, Ios can be visited with daily travel costs of around € 15, without any accommodation included. Read below to discover other Ios travel costs.


Ios accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 4.55 – 17
Typical double room€ 9.11 – 33

Ios food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantSend information
Meal in a mid-range restaurantSend information
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)Send information
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Send information
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Ios

Ios fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.80
Taxi (price per kilometer)Send information
Gasoline (1 liter)Send information

Ios visiting costs – Top attractions in Ios

Manganari BeachFree
Mylopotas BeachFree
Panagia Gremiotissa ChurchFree
Agia Theodoti BeachFree
Gialos BeachFree

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Greece travel costs in Kos

Kos Island

Kos is a Greek island in the south-east of the Aegean Sea, part of the Dodecanese island chain. It is located in Turkey, just 4 kilometers from Bodrum. While it’s a popular area for beach resorts, Kos is also a great destination for its natural scenery and cultural scene.

How much does it cost to visit Kos?

On a budget visit to Kos, plan to spend around € 44 daily. Accommodation is not included, though. To learn more about Kos travel costs, check out the tables below.


Kos accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 22 – 26
Typical double room€ 45 – 52

Kos food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 7 – 10
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 18 – 20
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 2 – 3
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.40 – 1.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Kos

Kos fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 2.10
Taxi (price per kilometer)Send information
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.67 – 1.80

Kos visiting costs – Top attractions in Kos

Plaka ForestFree
Asklepion€ 8
Eleftherias SquareFree
Casa Romana KosFree
Agios Fokas Beach (Psalidi)Free

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Greece travel costs in Mykonos

Mykonos Island

Mykonos is part of the Cyclades Islands, approximately in the center of the Aegean Sea. This island is all about drinking, nightlife, crowded beaches, even though there are some quieter places. And the island has maintained some of its original jewels, including the famous windmills.

How much does it cost to visit Mykonos?

If you visit Mykonos as a budget traveler, you will spend around €47 daily for everything except accommodation. Find out detailed Mykonos travel costs in the lines below.


Mykonos accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 21 – 104
Typical double room€ 42 – 208

Mykonos food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 20
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 26 – 50
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 4 – 8
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.50 – 1.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Mykonos

Mykonos fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.75
Taxi (price per kilometer)Send information
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.60 – 1.90

Mykonos visiting costs – Top attractions in Mykonos

Agrari BeachFree
Little Venice neighborhoodFree
Fokos BeachFree
Agia Anna BeachFree
Kapari BeachFre

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Greece travel costs in Rhodes

Rhodes Island

Rhodes is an island in Greece’s southeastern part of the Aegean Sea. It is the largest island in the Dodecanese archipelago, located less than 20 kilometers from Turkey. This is a popular tourist island with parties, beaches, and culture all combined on one island.

How much does it cost to visit Rhodes?

On a budget visit to Rhodes, you will spend approximately € 48 daily. This amount, however, doesn’t include any accommodation costs. For more detailed Rhodes travel costs, read on.


Rhodes accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 20 – 88
Typical double room€ 41 – 175

Rhodes food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 12 – 14
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 13 – 23
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 3.50 – 3.90
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.50
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Rhodes

Rhodes fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.40
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 1
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.62 – 1.78

Rhodes visiting costs – Top attractions in Rhodes

Tsambika BeachFree
Monolithos CastleFree
Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes€ 10
Anthony Quinn BayFree
Medieval CityFree

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Greece travel costs in Santorini

Santorini Island

Located in the Aegean Sea, south of mainland Greece and west of Turkey, Santorini is a stunningly beautiful group of small islands, the southernmost of the Cyclades Islands, actually. In summer, visitors flock to the main towns of Thira to enjoy the lively nightlife and beautiful scenery.

How much does it cost to visit Santorini?

Santorini on a budget is possible, but it will still cost you around € 44 daily, without accommodation for the night. To discover more about Santorini travel costs, have a closer look below.


Santorini accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person€ 22 – 128
Typical double room€ 45 – 257
Discover where to stay in Santorini on a budget ->

Santorini food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 16 – 25
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 20 – 23
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 2 – 2.50
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.50 – 2
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Santorini

Santorini fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 2
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 0.50
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.80 – 1.96

Santorini visiting costs – Top attractions in Santorini

Hiking Trail Fira – OiaFree
Amoudi BayFree
Museum of Prehistoric Thira€ 6
Kamari BeachFree
Akrotiri Archaeological Site€ 12

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Greece travel costs in Zakynthos

Zakynthos Island

Zakynthos or Zante is located in the western part of Greece. This Ionian Island is part of a complex of islands called Eptanisa. Many countries occupied Zakynthos until it became a part of Greece in 1864. The island is an important cradle of Greek civilization and is closely linked to the modern history of Greece. It’s also the place where you can see turtles in the Ionian Sea.

How much does it cost to visit Zakynthos?

If you plan to see Zakynthos on a budget, expect to spend about € 43 daily. This doesn’t include accommodation costs, though. Read on to see more detailed Zakynthos travel costs.


Zakynthos accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personSend information
Typical double roomSend information

Zakynthos food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant€ 14 – 20
Meal in a mid-range restaurant€ 6 – 25
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)€ 3 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)€ 0.40 – 0.70
Greece travel costs for eating and drinking in Zakynthos

Zakynthos fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket€ 1.80
Taxi (price per kilometer)€ 1 – 2.30
Gasoline (1 liter)€ 1.56 – 1.75

Zakynthos visiting costs – Top attractions in Zakynthos

Porto Limnionas BeachFree
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)€ 20
Tsilivi Waterpark€ 10
History War Museum€ 5
Kalamaki BeachFree

Planning to visit Zakynthos? Read this blog post for travel inspiration
Sailing the Ionian Islands: Discover Zakynthos by boat

Greece travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.