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

Should you visit Athens or Minsk?

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 Minsk. 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 Minsk?

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.

Minsk

Minsk is the capital city of Belarus, centrally located. Situated on the Svislac and Niamiha rivers, it is also capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and was the capital of the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919-1991. It is a modern city dominated by monumental Stalinist architecture with many of its museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions.

Which place is cheaper, Minsk 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 Minsk is €59. 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 Minsk in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Athens 63
    Minsk 29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Athens 126
    Minsk 58
Compare Hotels in Athens and Minsk

Looking for a hotel in Athens or Minsk? 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 Minsk


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Athens 27
    Minsk 11
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
  • Santorini Private Transfer From or To Airport: $20
  • One way Private Transfer Athens City Center to / from Piraeus Port: $20
  • Mercedes Private Transfer Athens - Piraeus: $21
  • Private Transfer from Athens City Center to Piraeus Port: $21
  • Private Transfer from Piraeus Port to Athens City Center: $21
  • 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: $23
  • Piraeus Port: Private One-Way Transfer to Athens City Center: $23
  • From Athens Airport: 1-Way Private Transfer to Rafina Port: $24
  • Athens Private Transfer: Central Athens to Piraeus Cruise Port: $24

Is it cheaper to fly into Athens or Minsk?

Prices for flights to both Minsk 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
    Minsk 19
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: $47
  • Greek Street Food Tour: $49
  • Athens Street Food Tour: Explore City's Iconic Eateries: $50
  • Greek Traditional Vegan Cooking Class with Meal: $53
  • Middle-eastern Cuisine Cooking Class with Meal: $53
  • Street Food Tour with Local Guide and 7 Tastings: $58
  • Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour: $59
  • Traditional Greek Cooking Class and Organic Lunch on Poros: $61
  • Greek Spirits & Meze, Food Tour in Athens: $63

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Athens 36
    Minsk 18

Tours and Activities in Athens

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

  • Self-guided First Discovery Walk and Reading Tour: $3.25
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Athens: $4.40
  • Hadrian's Library Skip-the-Line Ticket: $4.41
  • Acropolis Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.41
  • Acropolis Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.66
  • Exclusive Self-Guided Audio Tour into Byzantine Gems: $4.66
  • Exclusive Self-Guided Audio Tour in Old Plaka: $4.66
  • Herakleidon Museum of Ancient Greek Technology: Entry Ticket: $5.42
  • A Neoclassical Capital: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.50
  • 360 Virtual tour of Ancient Athens: $6.00
  • Roman Agora of Athens Skip-the-Line Ticket: $6.06
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus Skip-the-Line Ticket: $6.06

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Athens 23
    Minsk 13

Sample the Local Flavors in Athens

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

  • Polykala Distillery showroom. A125 years of history along with liqueur tasting.: $15
  • Liquer tasting in Polykala's Distillery Show Room in Athens: $18
  • The Original Athens Pub Crawl - Athens Drunk Tour: $21
  • The NightCrawlers | Athens Pub Crawl: $22
  • Greek Wine Tasting: $23
  • Wine Tasting in Athens: $26
  • Bar Crawl with Free Drinks and Club Entry: $29
  • Athens Speakeasy & Alternative Bar Crawl: Discover Hidden Gems: $39
  • Noble Greeks Acropolis Wine Tasting with Private Sommelier: $43
  • Wine Tasting: $43
  • Organic and Vegan Indigenous Wine Tasting Private Experience: $44
  • 1 Hour Private Four Greek Wine Tasting and Food Pairing in Athens: $44


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Athens and Minsk, we can see that Athens is more expensive. And not only is Minsk much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Minsk would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Minsk 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 Minsk.

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


Which is Bigger, Athens or Minsk?

Minsk has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Athens. When comparing the sizes of Athens and Minsk, 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 Minsk?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Athens or Minsk in the Summer?

Both Minsk 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.

In July, Athens is generally a little warmer than Minsk. Daily temperatures in Athens average around 27°C (81°F), and Minsk fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

In Minsk, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Athens. In the summer, Athens often gets more sunshine than Minsk. Athens gets 357 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Minsk receives 258 hours of full sun.

Athens usually gets less rain in July than Minsk. Athens gets 6 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Athens 27°C (81°F) 
    Minsk 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Athens or Minsk in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Athens and Minsk. 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.

Athens is much warmer than Minsk in the autumn. The daily temperature in Athens averages around 19°C (67°F) in October, and Minsk fluctuates around 8°C (47°F).

In Athens, it's very sunny this time of the year. Athens usually receives more sunshine than Minsk during autumn. Athens gets 206 hours of sunny skies, while Minsk receives 99 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Athens usually receives around the same amount of rain as Minsk. Athens gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Athens 19°C (67°F) 
    Minsk 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Athens or Minsk in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Athens as well as Minsk. The winter months attract visitors to Athens because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Minsk in the winter. In the winter, Athens is much warmer than Minsk. Typically, the winter temperatures in Athens in January average around 10°C (51°F), and Minsk averages at about -5°C (22°F).

In the winter, Athens often gets more sunshine than Minsk. Athens gets 143 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Minsk receives 46 hours of full sun.

Athens usually gets more rain in January than Minsk. Athens gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Athens 10°C (51°F) 
    Minsk -5°C (22°F)

Should I visit Athens or Minsk in the Spring?

Both Minsk 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.

In April, Athens is generally much warmer than Minsk. Daily temperatures in Athens average around 16°C (60°F), and Minsk fluctuates around 8°C (46°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Athens. Athens usually receives more sunshine than Minsk during spring. Athens gets 226 hours of sunny skies, while Minsk receives 176 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Athens usually receives less rain than Minsk. Athens gets 25 mm (1 in) of rain, while Minsk receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Athens 16°C (60°F) 
    Minsk 8°C (46°F)

Typical Weather for Minsk and Athens

Athens Minsk
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (51°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Feb 11°C (51°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 25 mm (1 in) 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 24°C (76°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Nov 16°C (60°F) 51 mm (2 in) 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)