A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Athens vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Athens or Casablanca?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Athens and Casablanca. 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Athens or Casablanca?

Athens

Athens is the capital city of Greece and is home to a population of over 3.7 million people. It's most famous as the birthplace of Classical Greece and the history in the city is incomparable to that found anywhere. It became the national capital of the modern Greek State in the 1830s, before which it was just a small village with a very impressive history. The city was redesigned by architects and city planners and incorporated large public squares, lots of green space, and wide avenues. The city has had its ups and downs both economically and politically, but it remains a beautiful and impressive place to explore.

Casablanca

Casablanca is so much more than a classic Bogart movie with killer one-liners. It is also the largest, most cosmopolitan city in the country of Morocco. Sitting at the economic and industrial heart of this region, Casablanca has a population of approximately four million. Brush up on your high school French before visiting this lively city as it's the main language spoken by the locals. While this is the most liberal and progressive city in Morocco, remember to be cautious in this region of the world with your western views.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Greece, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Greece, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Athens?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Athens is €127, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is €67. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Athens and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Athens 63
    Casablanca 40
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Athens 126
    Casablanca 80
Compare Hotels in Athens and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Athens or Casablanca? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Athens


Hotels in Casablanca


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Athens Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Athens 27
    Casablanca 10
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Athens

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Athens:


  • Airport Bus for Two
    6.40
  • Metro
    1.50
  • Metro
    2.00
  • Metro from Airport to City Center
    8.00
  • Taxi from Airport
    35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Athens

Also for Athens, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Bus Transfer to/from Argos: $14
  • One way Private Transfer Athens City Center to / from Piraeus Port: $20
  • Athens Hotels To Piraeus Port-Hotels Luxury Transfer Services: $22
  • Private Transfer from Piraeus Port and Hotels to Athens: $22
  • Private transfer between Athens hotels and Piraeus Port: $22
  • From Athens Airport: 1-Way Private Transfer to Rafina Port: $23
  • Athens Private Transfer: Piraeus Cruise Port to Central Athens : $24
  • Athens Private Transfer Service: Athens Hotel To / From Piraeus Port : $25
  • Private Transfer from Piraeus Port to Athens City Center: $25
  • Piraeus Port: Private One-Way Transfer to Athens City Center: $26
  • Private Transfer from Athens City to Piraeus Port: $26
  • Private Transfer from Piraeus Port to Athens City: $26

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Casablanca:


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    6.54
  • Taxi Ride
    7.47

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Transfer between Casablanca and Fez: $479
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $328
  • Casablanca Airport Departure Private Transfer From Agadir: $307
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Meknes: $295
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Casablanca Airport To Tangier: $290
  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Maknes : $286
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival to Agadir Private Transfer: $282
  • From Fez: Private 1-Way Transfer to Casablanca: $277
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Safi: $258
  • From Casablanca Airport: Private Transfer to Marrakech 1 Way: $256
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Beni-Mellal: $240

Is it cheaper to fly into Athens or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Athens change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Athens 37
    Casablanca 18
Typical Food Prices in Athens

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Athens:


  • Ice cream
    3.00
  • Souvlaki
    2.20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Athens

For Athens, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Hard Rock Cafe Athens with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $24
  • Hard Rock Cafe Athens with Set Lunch or Dinner: $26
  • Street Food Tour Market & City Centre: $42
  • Foodies’ Favorite Food tour: $46
  • Greek Street Food Tour: $51
  • Middle-eastern Cuisine Cooking Class with Meal: $52
  • Street Food Tour with Local Guide and 7 Tastings: $57
  • Traditional Greek Cooking Class and Organic Lunch on Poros: $60
  • Greek Traditional Vegan Cooking Class with Meal: $63
  • Alternative, truly authentic food tour in secret Athens: $63
  • Oriental Kitchen Cooking Classes in Athina: $64
  • Street Food Tour with 7 Tastings: $64

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

Some typical examples of dining costs in Casablanca are as follows:


  • Breakfast
    2.80
  • Lunch
    8.41
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Casablanca.

  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $30
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $64
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $66
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $70
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $72
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Street Private Guided Food Tour with Tastings at Casablanca: $74
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $95
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105
  • Casablanca Private Night Tour with Traditional Dinner: $130

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Athens 36
    Casablanca 8.34

Tours and Activities in Athens

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Athens.

  • Meouzo Online City Tour: $3.19
  • Self-guided First Discovery Walk and Reading Tour: $3.20
  • Exclusive Self-Guided Audio Tour into Byzantine Gems: $4.58
  • A Neoclassical Capital: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.50
  • Neighborhood of the Gods Smarthphone GPS APP Audio Walking Tour: $6.00
  • 360 Virtual tour of Ancient Athens: $6.00
  • Herakleidon Museum of Ancient Greek Technology: Entry Ticket: $6.39
  • Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.93
  • Ancient Agora of Athens Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Traditional Greek Food: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Athens: $6.99
  • Greece: Tourist eSIM Data Plan: $7.11
  • South Slope of the Acropolis audiovisual self-guided tour: $7.45

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Casablanca are as follows:

  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $307
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,408
  • 13 Km Bike Tour in Lively Casablanca: $39
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $225
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $38
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $2,920
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,281
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,254
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46
  • An Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $45

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Athens 23
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Athens

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Athens:

  • Liquer tasting in Polykala's Distillery Show Room in Athens: $17
  • Greek Wine Tasting: $23
  • The NightCrawlers | Athens Pub Crawl: $26
  • Athens Speakeasy & Alternative Bar Crawl: Discover Hidden Gems: $38
  • Greek Wine Tasting Experience with a Sommelier: $43
  • Old Town Athens Wine Tasting: $52
  • Wine Tasting Odyssey in Athens: $52
  • Greek food and wine tasting: $53
  • Best rated Acropolis Wine Tasting : $53
  • Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis: $59
  • Wine Tasting and Storytelling in a Historical Square in Athina: $60
  • Acropolis Private Wine Tasting @ Finewine store : $61

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

Also in Casablanca, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine Tasting and Lunch at the oldest Domaine from Casablanca: $299


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Athens and Casablanca, we can see that Athens is more expensive. And not only is Casablanca much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Athens is in Europe and Casablanca is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Casablanca would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Casablanca 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 Athens would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Athens than you might in Casablanca.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Athens Expensive? and Is Casablanca Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Athens or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Athens. When comparing the sizes of Athens and Casablanca, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Athens or Casablanca?

Athens has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Casablanca experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Athens or Casablanca in the Summer?

Both Casablanca and Athens during the summer are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Athens in the summer for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Casablanca year-round.

In July, Athens is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Athens average around 27°C (81°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

In Casablanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Athens. In the summer, Athens often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Athens gets 357 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

Athens usually gets more rain in July than Casablanca. Athens gets 6 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Athens 27°C (81°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Athens or Casablanca in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Athens and Casablanca. Most visitors come to Athens for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Athens is around the same temperature as Casablanca in the autumn. The daily temperature in Athens averages around 19°C (67°F) in October, and Casablanca fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Athens, it's very sunny this time of the year. Athens usually receives less sunshine than Casablanca during autumn. Athens gets 206 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Athens usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Athens gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Athens 19°C (67°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Athens or Casablanca in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Athens as well as Casablanca. The winter months attract visitors to Athens because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

In the winter, Athens is cooler than Casablanca. Typically, the winter temperatures in Athens in January average around 10°C (51°F), and Casablanca averages at about 13°C (55°F).

In the winter, Athens often gets less sunshine than Casablanca. Athens gets 143 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

Athens usually gets less rain in January than Casablanca. Athens gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Athens 10°C (51°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Athens or Casablanca in the Spring?

Both Casablanca and Athens are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Athens this time of year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In April, Athens is generally around the same temperature as Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Athens average around 16°C (60°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Athens. Athens usually receives less sunshine than Casablanca during spring. Athens gets 226 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Athens usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Athens gets 25 mm (1 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Athens 16°C (60°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Athens

Athens Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (51°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 11°C (51°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 25 mm (1 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 24°C (76°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 16°C (60°F) 51 mm (2 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)