As we all are looking forward to taking vacation days, some of us are not sure where to go and most importantly, to a place they can afford. Over the years Greece is known to be a clustering location for the tourist from all over the globe.

Some of us just pack and go and some of us will try to find the best way to tour this place on a budget. I have a list of things you should keep in mind when you want to tour Greece on a budget.

1. The Acropolis and Ancient Athens combined ticket.

Are you planning to be in Athens for at least five days and you would like to visit Acropolis and Ancient Archeological sites?

Then you should think about getting a combined ticket for the archeological sites. The cost is €30.00. This is very economical, imagine that one entry to Acropolis is €20.00.

The Athens combined ticket for archaeological sites includes entrance to:

  1. The Acropolis of Athens
  2. Ancient Agora of Athens and the Museum of the Ancient Agora
  3. Kerameikos and the Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos
  4. The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieio)
  5. The Roman Agora of Athens and the Tower of the Winds
  6. Hadrian’s Library
  7. Aristotle’s Lyceum (Archaeological site of Lykeion)

2. Use public transport.

Athens’ transportation system has improved in the past few years. You can go pretty much everywhere with public transport. Taking a taxing can be hectic sometimes, especially if the taxi driver noticed that you are not a local. They might charge you what they feel like.

I will suggest using a metro, train, buses or tram. If you have to take a taxi then download a taxi beat app and call one right from your location. They are reliable because you will have to rate them after the service. Just like the Uber service.

Which ticket you can buy?

  1. Ticket from the airport: A bus €6.00 and for the Metro €10.00. Taxi is €30-40
  2. Commuting ticket within the city. 24hr for 5 days €9.00, or €1.40 for 90-minutes.

3. Eat with the locals.

I have gone to other europian countries and I must admit Greece has the cheapest rate when it comes to food. Not only is it cheap but it’s also tasty. I really don’t understand those people who will visit a place and fail to eat a portion of local food.

Greek traditional food .

4. Accommodation.

This should have been on top of the list but I decide to make it the number 4. When it comes to accommodation, again Athens has the most affordable places to stay in. Depending on your lifestyle, the number of people you travel with or the age also plays a big role when it comes to this.

My first pick will be a hostel. It’s way cheaper and if you are a solo traveler, then you might what to check, hostelworld .

My second pick will be Airbnb. Athens has become a known hub for Airbnb lately, it is definitely cheaper than some hotels. 

When we come to the hotel accommodation, it’s not always about high prices. Booking.com can help you when it came to finding deals.  I recently discovered a new company that has good hotel deals as well, its called Travelor. If you are looking for super hotel deal you might what to check the site as well. 

5. Athens free walking tour.

Are you those people who like to walk, but are not sure where to go? Then you can think about booking an Athens free walking tour. You will get to tour the city and to learn more about it at no cost. 

If you want to experience one of those day or night tours, you can either book one from. freetour where you can choose, which type of walking tour you want and also who will be your guide. You can as well book one with athensfreewalkingtour site.  I really love Athens walk, I did a post about it and the reason why you should try Athens walking tour it is great. Check Athens evening walk post.

If you happen to visit this city, don’t forget to say hi and tell us about your stay. 

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37 thoughts on “ATHENS ON A BUDGET.

  1. The cost for all of those tours seems very reasonable and the food looks delicious. How can you possibly go wrong with a trip to Athens when you see sites like the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. I would have also never have considered an AIR BNB in a place like Greece but why not!

  2. I’ve been to Greek islands before but only ever passed through Athens – one day I will get there though. Such a lot to see and do. Thank you for the useful suggestions about doing it cheaply.

  3. Athens contains so many ‘must see’ iconic places and the idea of the combined pass is definitely the way to go. Love the other tips you have included here as well, particular the Airbnb one as I think this would give you a more authentic feel to what it would be like to live there. So looking forward to visiting one day.

  4. What a great and informative post! I’ve always thought that Athens would be a wonderful place to visit and the Acropolis would be spectacular!

    I agree that it is odd when people visit a foreign place and do not delve in completely – especially regarding the local cuisine!

    Thanks for sharing your tips!

  5. I love how their neighborhoods look and that you walk in between all of the buildings to get around! I can’t wait to travel here some day.

  6. The historical sites included are a steal at that cost. And the walking tour would be fun and give you an authentic view of the city. i agree that if you’re going to visit places, you need to at least sample the local food. Great tips.

  7. Some great tips for anyone considering visiting Athens on a budget. I like the point you have raised, about eating with the locals. That is one tasty way to indulge in the local culture.

  8. Wow you got some great deals on those tickets and tours! I wish i went with you, the food looks amazing!!

  9. I would love those walking tours! I’d probably take both – why not? All the tours sound so intriguing. I think I’d favor the visits to the Temple of Zeus and Aristotle’s Lyceum. This post is chock full of all the information for a great holiday in Athens. I’m bookmarking in my Pocket travels folder.

  10. The combo ticket seems like a great deal. I’d love the self-guided walking tour–it allows you to explore at your own pace, spending more time at the spots you are most interested in.

  11. Dining with locals is a good idea to save travel costs. Many locals are happy to hosts guests and learn from them.

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