Greece has long offered an ideal alternative to the pricier Italian or French beaches. And it has become even more budget-friendly in recent years due to its economic woes.
The Halkidiki area is your best bet if you want to stick to the mainland and are on a tight budget but still want crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches. We recommend you book your vacation by mid-March or April to get even bigger discounts.
If the island life is for you, Thassos is a great choice, but so are Corfu and Zakynthos. You’ll find accommodations for as little as $15-20 per person.
And eating in Greece is equally inexpensive if you go for budget dining. Gyros cost about $5, while dinner in a taverna costs around $15.