Should you visit Cape Sounion or Rhodes?
Should I visit Cape Sounion or Rhodes? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Cape Sounion encompasses the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula of Greece with views of the sea wherever you go. The land of the mythological god Poseidon, Sounion's striking promontory houses his temple that still stands today. It overlooks the Aegean Sea, which was named for King Aegeus of Athens. Aegeus had leapt off of these very cliffs thinking his son Theseus had been killed by the Minotaur of Crete. The promontory and temple are very significant to Greek mythology and history, and was even referenced in Homer's poem, the Odyssey.
Rhodes Island is one of the largest and most visited islands in Greece both because of its diversity of sights and its wonderful climate. On the island are some beautiful beaches, well preserved historic sights, and lovely towns. Rhodes City is the capital city on the island of Rhodes and is famous as the former site of the Colossus. Colossus is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Today Rhodes City has an interesting old town that is surrounded by the medieval wall. Inside you'll find countless souvenir shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Cruise ships also frequent the island, so it's best visited during the off season when the crowds may be slightly less. You will also find that prices drop when the crowds are thinner and the cruise ships are scarce.
Which city is cheaper, Rhodes or Cape Sounion?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Cape Sounion is €126, while the average daily cost in Rhodes is €108. 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 Cape Sounion and Rhodes in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €158 in Cape Sounion For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €92 for a double occupancy room in Rhodes.
While meal prices in Cape Sounion can vary, the average travelers spends about €33 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Cape Sounion should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cape Sounion is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
While meal prices in Rhodes can vary, the average travelers spends about €38 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Rhodes should cost around €15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rhodes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Meals for one day
Cape Sounion €33
Typical Food prices in Rhodes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Rhodes:
Dinner for Two
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rhodes
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Rhodes.
Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner:
All Inclusive 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise:
Rhodes Town Night Tour with Dinner and Cruise:
Cape Sounion's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €21 per person, per day on transportation in Cape Sounion.
The average price of local transportation around Rhodes is €39 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rhodes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rhodes:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rhodes
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rhodes:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer to Rhodes Airport:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer:
Private Airport Transfer: from Rhodes to Rhodes Airport (RHO):
Is it cheaper to fly into Cape Sounion or Rhodes?
Prices for flights to both Rhodes and Cape Sounion 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Cape Sounion can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €15 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Rhodes's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €15 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Cape Sounion
For Cape Sounion, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Athens: City & Acropolis Tour with Private Car and Driver:
Tours and Activities in Rhodes
Here are a few actual costs in Rhodes for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
From Rhodes Town: Private Yacht Cruise with Lunch:
Hike around Rhodes in a 8 day tour! (Walking holidays):
Lindos: Full-Day Private Sailing Cruise:
Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour:
Private Tour in The Jewish Quarter & Grand Master's Palace:
Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village:
Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip:
Rhodes Family Adventure Week:
Rhodes Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus:
Rhodes North: Off-Road Adventure:
Rhodes Private Tours:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Private Lindos Tour:
Typically, people visiting Cape Sounion spend on average €18 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Rhodes may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €9.71 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Rhodes
Also in Rhodes, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Private Greek Food & Wine Tasting Experience in Rhodes Town:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cape Sounion and Rhodes, we can see that Cape Sounion is more expensive. And not only is Rhodes much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Rhodes would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Rhodes 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 Cape Sounion would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cape Sounion than you might in Rhodes.
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