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The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers

Are you tired from work, daily life and routine? Are you mentally and physically enjoying yourself? Would you like to escape for a couple of days the busy city life and rest your mind and body? Well, we got this covered: Greece is your next destination to go for your next upcoming vacation. In this blog, we will be exposing you to the best of what Greece has to offer in a Greece travel guide from sunny and crystal-clear beaches to museums and a dive in ancient history, from finest Greek food to nightlife and fun. 

  • The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
  • The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
  • The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
  • The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
  • The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
  • The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers
The fullest Greece travel guide for a great budget trip for first timers

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    Staying in Greece

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Description automatically generatedBefore heading to the city and beach and exploring all that Greece has to offer, make sure to decide on where you will be staying. This plays an important factor in your vacation. Pick a place that is somehow “close to everything”, a place that is not too far from the main attractions and site in your area. Usually, the hotels inside the city like Athens and Santorini have strategic placements since they do rely on tourism for the continuity of their business. You have a wide range of hotels, from 3 to maybe 5 stars, every hotel has its uniqueness and its nice sense of hospitality. A three stars hotel in Athens will cost you around 80 euros, while a five stars hotel will jump up to an average of 170 euros. However, going outside of Athens to Santorini per say, the costs will somehow be quite expensive due to the purely touristic nature of the city (120 euros for a three stars hotel and around 440 euros for five stars hotel). If you are on budget, and if you are travelling in groups, we advise you to book and Airbnb such as in the picture. Much cheaper than most hotels, you will also feel and see what typical Greek houses look like. 

    Cities and Sites

    Athens

    Ancient Olympia

    One of our top picks for Greek places to visit, considered the top attraction in Greece, take a walk in this breathtaking archeological site where the first Olympic games were ever played. Demolished by previous Greek leaders and a series of earthquakes throughout the years, the site still vibrates ancient warriors and athletes energy in every corner. For just 12€, make sure to pass by the stadiums, the gymnasium and wrestling school or even the stunning altar of oaths where athletes swore to respect the rules of the games. 

    Acropolis

    The Acropolis is considered the most valuable ancient site in the Western Word so make sure to pay a visit which can reach to up to a maximum of 20€ per person. If by any chance you do miss the opportunity to enter and walk around the Acropolis, you will not be missing seeing it in your own eyes since it stands on top of Athens, the capital of Greece. The Acropolis is visible from every corner and street of the city. It shines bright with its marble during the day and serves a magnificent shade of color at sunset. An ancient citadel that witnessed many historical events encompasses several ancient buildings; the Parthenon being the most important.  

    Santorini

    After visiting Athens, which has many archeological and touristic sites such as citadels and monuments, fly over to Santorini to just relax on the beach all day and party all night. Santorini enjoys a wonderful mix of tourism and fun. At daytime, enjoy the turquoise beaches and water activities. At night head up to recommended restaurants by locals or by Lonely Planet to savor the best food Greece has to offer and then get ready to party like there is no tomorrow. 

    White beach 

    The white beach of Santorini lies on the southwest side, and we recommend you access this beach by boat from the ports of Akrotiti or Perissa since the journey to access it via land can be quiet challenging. The sand is black, the rocks are white! An amazing contrast of color rarely seen worldwide. The water is so pure to the point where everything beneath the water can be seen as if water did not exist. Enjoy the long day at the beach with family and friends and if you are up to the challenge go for a diving experience in the beautiful caves that lay beneath the water and that attract many adrenaline seekers and adventurous tourists worldwide. Simply and frankly speaking, your Greece vacation would not really be complete without dipping yourself into these waters. 

    Red beach

    When you just think you’ve seen it all, comes Greece with its vast diversity of beaches. A red beach? Why not! Greece has it all. On a sunny day, head to the red beach where sand and rocks are shades of red and where you can enjoy the whole day playing in the sand, swimming, and taking photos, creating immortal and everlasting memories. If by any chance you want to reconnect with ancient history while at the same time staying in your swimsuits, head to the ancient site of Akrotiri which is just a few steps away from the beach. 

    You can plan a full boat day with on board drinks and food and visit the many beaches Santorini has to offer. The boat makes predetermined stops where you can enjoy a swim around the boat. The full day with on board food, drinks, and music costs around 100€ per person. 

    Rhodes

    Rhodes is another amazing island in Greece where you can stay for a couple of days to release some stress. The island is best known for its beach resorts and its ancient ruins giving you an amazing mix of culture and fun. It is also considered one of the best and cheapest places to visit. Pass by the Acropolis of Rhodes, the archeological museum, the castle of the old town and then head for an afternoon swim at Tsambika beach or Prasonisi. While walking in the medieval city of Rhodes, take a moment to feel the importance of the site you are present in. No cars allowed on the roads inside the walls of the city, you can enjoy a pleasant walk while diving into a foreign and new culture. You can also go shopping in the many boutiques inside the walls and try on traditional outfits and feeling the ancient times coming back. To many reviewers and touristic planners such as lonely planet Greece, it is extremely advisable to visit Lindos, maybe the most beautiful thing to see on this island. Lindos is considered one of Greece’s most beautiful villages. It incorporates many white houses with an Acropolis looking over the village on top. To go there, take the bus from Rhodes that leads to Lindos, it usually costs around 25€. 

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