Greece Travel Budget - Visit Greece on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Greece?

You should plan to spend around $198 (€184) per day on your vacation in Greece. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $53 (€49) on meals
  • $40 (€37) on local transportation
  • $185 (€172) on hotels

A one week trip to Greece for two people costs, on average, $2,766 (€2,573). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Greece cost?

A one week trip to Greece usually costs around $1,383 (€1,286) for one person and $2,766 (€2,573) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Greece on average costs around $2,766 (€2,573) for one person and $5,533 (€5,145) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Greece will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Greece on average costs around $5,928 (€5,513) for one person and $11,856 (€11,025) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Greece?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Greece is $242 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Greece expensive to visit?

Greece is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Greece is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to the UK or Luxembourg.

For more details, see Is Greece Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Greece?

The average Greece trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Greece travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 172 ($185)
Local Transportation 1 37 ($40)
Food 2 49 ($53)
Entertainment 1 29 ($32)
Tips and Handouts 1 8 - 24 ($8 - 25)
Alcohol 2 11 - 32 ($11 - 34)
Accommodation Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Greece is $92 (€86). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Greece is $185 (€172). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Greece

Looking for a hotel in Greece? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Greece based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $86. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Greece is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $40 (€37) per person, per day, on local transportation in Greece.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Greece are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Greece, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Metro from Airport to City Center
  • Taxi to Kalafatis
  • Taxi from Airport
  • Metro
  • Cable Car
  • Taxi Ride
  • Bus to Paradise Beach (for 2)
  • Metro

Food Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Greece can vary, the average cost of food in Greece is $53 (€49) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Greece should cost around $21 (€20) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Greece is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Greece are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Greece, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Souvlaki
  • Ice cream
  • Coffee
  • Dinner for Two
  • Dinner for Two
  • Two Ice cream Cones

Entertainment Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Greece typically cost an average of $32 (€29) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Greece is $17 (€16) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Greece is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Greece is $17 (€16), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $23 (€21) on alcoholic beverages in Greece per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Greece
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $3.85 (€3.58) on bottled water in Greece per day. The public water in Greece is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2024
Expert Advice from Local Travelers

We're asking our community members and registered users to contribute their experiences about Greece.

Why would you recommend Greece to budget travelers? Or, why not?

The first time we went to Greece was years ago. It was really cheap back then. It's amazing how expensive it's gotten. Now it feels like there are few ways to travel around Greece on a budget.

Apr 27 2024

We ferry hopped through several of the islands. Places like Santorini and Mykonos were expensive but Crete was reasonably cheap.

Dec 2 2023

We've visited different parts of Greece and have loved almost every place we've been. Athens has so much culture and history. It's also very cheap. Some of the Greek islands are more expensive, but the less touristy ones and much more affordable.

Jun 8 2023

What makes Greece a budget-friendly destination? Or not?

It's budget-friendly depending on the island you choose. Avoid the more popular, honeymoon destinations and you'll be able to save a lot of money.

Feb 7 2024

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Greece on a Budget
Greece Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, Greece
Greece, located in southern Europe at the tip of the Balkan peninsula, is a country that continues to gain popularity as a top travel destination in Europe. It is at the center of one of the most influential civilizations in history and it's philosophy, art, sports, and language have infiltrated our lives today. From the modern Olympic games, to the words we speak and the politics that dictate our lives, Greece has had an impact on everything we do. Not only is it of historical significance, but it is also geographically appealing with it's Mediterranean climate, gorgeous beaches, picturesque islands, and mountainous center. This country has something to offer any traveler and its diversity makes it the perfect destination.

Travelers arrive here on boat, plane, or by train. The Greek Isles can be navigated by ferry, but many tourists choose to take a cruise through this beautiful area. Athens is probably the country's most chaotic city, but it also offers some of the most impressive glimpses at the area's history, culture, and cuisine. However you choose to visit the area, you're likely to be mesmerized by its beautiful landscape, fresh foods, and strong willed people.

Greece was once thought of as a budget travel destination in Europe. This is no longer the case, and you can expect to spend prices comparable to elsewhere in Europe. If you avoid the more touristy destinations, particularly those in the Greek Isles, you will find better deals and be able to keep your travel costs down. Food prices can vary dramatically as well. Head a few blocks away from the central plazas and major tourist crowds. You'll find smaller, locally owned restaurants that have more reasonably priced menus. If you're hoping to buy some souvenirs, go shopping when cruise ships are not in dock. Prices will drop dramatically when it isn't thought that you just arrived on a cruise ship.

The cheapest transportation option in this country is usually the bus (on the mainland, naturally). Bus routes are generally efficient and frequent. The train may be slower and more expensive, but if you're looking for comfort, this is your better option.
At A Glance
  • Greece is one of the twenty most touristy countries in thew world and is visited by about 17 million people every year, most of whom come from Europe. It's also most visited during the high season which is between April and October. To avoid these crowds consider coming during the winter months when costs are lower and crowds are thinner.

  • When this page was last updated all of Greece's international trains had been suspended due to the country's deteriorating economic situation. Check for updated information on government websites to confirm the situation before you begin your trip.

  • Greece is well connected to its nearby neighbors by a system of international ferries. Some of the most popular ports include Venice, Marmaris, Haifa, and Alexandria. This is a fun, but expensive way to explore the region. Compare prices as there are several different companies that run some of the routes. Consider the speed of travel and the class of ticket before making a purchase to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Most people end up flying or taking the bus because sometimes the ferries can be expensive. However, once in the country of Greece, the ferries can be a great way to get around the islands fairly inexpensively.

  • Many people put a lot of thought into whether they should rent a car. It is advantageous if you're hoping to visit a large number of rural towns that are served by only one or two buses a day. If you are staying in more frequented areas, then a car is more of a disadvantage as it can be expensive, is a hassle, and traffic accidents are not uncommon. (The best car rental rates can be found here.)

  • Taxis can be difficult to hail, particularly in Athens during rush hour. If you're getting desperate, a good option is to walk to the nearest hotel and have them flag down a taxi for you. This will help ensure you get a driver who is willing to go to your chosen destination.

  • For information on what to bring to Greece, check out this great Europe Packing List.
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Top Tourist Attractions
The Temple of Poseidon: Located at Cape Sounion, this temple is dedicated to Poseidon and was built in 444BC. While the temple itself is very impressive, don't skip out on enjoying the amazing views of the city from the top of the hill.

Nafplio: A lovely town that, while touristy, has managed to hold on to its charm. It's also conveniently located just a couple hours ride from Athens, making it a nice day or weekend trip.

Hydra: Although close to Athens, this island gives you a glimpse into island life in Greece without the challenges of traveling to the Greek Isles. More info on getting to Hydra can be found in our guide to Athens.

Popular Foods
Greek food is the epitome of Mediterranean cuisine. It focuses on fresh fruits and vegetables with lamb or seafood as the main protein items. It's heavily influenced by both Turkey and Italy, but the cuisine is still uniquely authentic. The food you find in Greece is dramatically different than what you might find at most Greek restaurants abroad. In Greece, gyros are little more than a fast food option. Dishes are prepared with care and the ingredients are always of the freshest and highest quality.

Meze: This is a traditional Greek dining style that usually includes a series of small dishes that are similar to Spanish tapas. Dishes are served either hot or cold. Popular options include octopus dishes, small salads, cheese plates, or fried sausage. Dishes are usually accompanied by kalamata olives, sliced, hard boiled eggs, or garlic bread.

Spanakopita: This is a spinach pie that is made from phyllo pastry and filled with a spinach and feta cheese mixture. The dish is sometimes made with the more affordable ricotta cheese. It can be prepared as either a large dish or small, individual sized pastries (recipe).

Souvlaki: This is a traditional Greek fast food that is made with meat and vegetables that are grilled on skewers. It is most often made with lamb meat and can be served on skewers, as a pita sandwich, or as the main course of a dinner meal. At dinner it is typically served with potatoes. A more affordable option is to get souvlaki, which is made with pork instead of lamb.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.