Should you visit Cannes or Crete?
Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cannes and Crete can help you decide which place is right for you.
While Cannes was once little more than a small fishing village, today it is a popular, glamorous seaside town frequented by celebrities. It's the place to see and be seen, particularly during the Cannes Film Festival in the month of May. During this time the city comes alive with celebrities from all over the world. While Cannes has its share of exclusive clubs, bars and restaurants, there are alternatives for budget travelers, so don't shy away. There's a beautiful area, Le Suquet, which is nice to visit with its cobblestone streets and stunning views. It's also fun to pass some time people watching by the marina. You never know who you'll spot. At night, the city comes to life with casinos and luxurious restaurants and clubs that give the area a vibe of exclusivity.
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 Cannes?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Cannes is €110, while the average daily cost in Crete is €81. 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 Cannes and Crete in more detail.
Cannes's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €120. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €60.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €38. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Crete the cost is €76 on average.
On average, meal and food prices in Cannes cost around €36 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 €14.
On average, meal and food prices in Crete cost around €28 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 €11.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cannes
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cannes.
Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes:
From Evening Tour & Dinner in Monte Carlo:
Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes:
Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €13 per day to get around in Cannes.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €19 per day to get around in Crete.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:
Cannes Private Transfer from Cannes city centre to Nice Airport:
Departure Private Transfers from Cannes to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car:
French Riviera: Half-Day Private Tour and Transfer:
French Riviera: Private Luxury Transfer:
Nice Airport Private Departure Transfer from Cannes, Monaco or Eze:
Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car:
Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Car:
Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van:
Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Business Car:
Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Car:
Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Van:
Nice to Saint Tropez 2,5 hours return transfer by boat:
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €24 per person, per day in Cannes. 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 €20 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 Cannes
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cannes are as follows:
Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island:
French Riviera: Aquasplash Entrance Ticket:
1-Hour Segway Tour:
Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Cruise to Corniche d'Or:
Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local:
Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry & Corniche d'Or Cruise from Cannes:
Sunset cruise / Cannes Lerins Islands:
Cannes, Antibes & St Paul De Vence Tour from Nice:
Cannes 2 Hours Vespa Tour:
Cannes 2-Hour Segway Tour:
French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence:
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:
The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in Cannes per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Crete may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €16 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cannes:
Half and Full-Day Provencal Wine Tours:
Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting:
Provence Wine Tour - Private Day Tour from Cannes:
Private Day Trip: Wine Tasting Tour Including Pinic Lunch From Cannes:
5-Hour Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Eze, Nice, Wine Tasting:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cannes and Crete, we can see that Cannes 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 Cannes would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cannes than you might in Crete.
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