Should you visit Almeria or Crete?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Almeria and Crete. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.
The largest and most populous island of Greece, Crete has become a frequent vacation destination for many visitors. The terrain of the place is quite varied - very mountainous stretching east to west, with lush valleys, fertile plateaus, gorges, and famous caves like Idaion, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus. The surrounding smaller islands and beaches are key attractions as well.
Which city is cheaper, Crete or Almeria?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Almeria is €79, while the average daily cost in Crete is €53. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Almeria and Crete in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Almeria.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €28. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Crete the cost is €56 on average.
Almeria food costs typically run travelers around €32 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
On average, meal and food prices in Crete cost around €17 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €6.80.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Almeria.
Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class:
Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria:
Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Almeria.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €10 per day to get around in Crete.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:
Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar:
Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata:
Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport:
Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport:
Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria:
Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI):
Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros:
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €13 per person, per day in Almeria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €11 per person, per day in Crete. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Tours and Activities in Almeria
Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria:
Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket:
Almeria Desert Tour:
Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza:
8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour:
Tours and Activities in Crete
Here are a few actual costs in Crete for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Imbros Gorge and Libyan Sea Day Tour From Rethymno:
Small Villages Cretan Nature & Aposelemis canyon E-Bike tour with Café stop:
Traditional Cretan Village Bakery Class and Tour:
Classic and Authentic Day Tour of Crete:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Almeria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €3.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Crete may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €9.42 per day on alcoholic beverages.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Almeria and Crete, we can see that Almeria is more expensive. And not only is Crete much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Crete would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Crete and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Almeria would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Almeria than you might in Crete.
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