We all are entitled to enjoy the holidays or excursions in the summer. The sandy beaches, blue seas and relaxation under the sun are not a privilege of the financially wealthy alone. In the crisis period there are economic choices that make a summer dream come true for those who don’t want to wreak all their savings. The following tips can make our vacation on an island or in the Greek mainland cheaper.
And yet the transport and other costs as well may be reduced significantly if you plan your vacation right!
Many web sites offer special discounts, especially on flights. Before you decide on the airline and the date of your holiday, visit various travel sites and find out not only about the price of tickets, but also about the economic package holidays. The flights during the middle of the week are much more economic than during the weekend. Prefer to travel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and not Monday, Friday or weekend. That’s because most people are leaving for vacation on Saturday and for business trips on Monday and on Friday. Meanwhile, the number and weight of your luggage should not shoot your budget high. The airlines charge extra for those traveling with more than one suitcase per person, especially when they weigh over 20 kilos.
- Ferry tickets
For cheap holidays in Greece it is necessary to choose the perfect date. In winter, set your holiday on the first two weeks of November and December, and by February, except the weekend near Valentine’s Day. During the summer the ideal travel period is from late August to September. During the trip it is advisable to avoid “the onboard” prices of coffees and snacks, since you can bring water, coffee and sandwiches from home.
- Car (Check here as well)
Consult useful sites on the internet to find cheaper fuel and get information on alternative roads without tolls (Gps should be very helpful here too). Usually gasoline in large urban centers, especially in Athens is cheaper than outlying areas.
Do not turn on the air condition when not necessary, as you can open just the rear windows and save 5% fuel.
If you drive at low – normal speed, you burn less gasoline by 20%. At the same time, monitor the air pressure in the tires of your car. Specifically, the tires should be ideally inflated because if they lose air the consumption could be affected by 3%.
One of the biggest expenses on a trip is the cost of the hotel. Choose your accommodation after serous thought and research and you will surely enjoy cheaper holidays in Greece
Do not be afraid to try a hotel without a big brand name. Unbranded hotels offer better prices simply because their owners do not have to pay a franchise fee. Book a stay at a hotel through a web site for cheaper prices.
Usually an apartment is cheaper than a hotel. If you choose a room somewhat away from the beach and the downtown area, the price will be lower. Consider breakfast, so it will not ultimately cost you more than staying in a hotel with half board.
If your company is more than four people, it pays to book a “house” with enough beds instead of two doubles. So you pay a lot less money at the end of the day.
Definitely a good and economical solution for cheap holidays in Greece is camping. Try to navigate to niche sites so that you can decide on your ideal holiday.