Should you visit Corinth or Chania?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corinth or Chania, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
One of the oldest towns in Peloponnese, Corinth is a port city with a population of about 58,000. The area is thought to have been inhabited since at least 6000BC. In the main part of the city, "new" Corinth, there is little left to remind you of the city's rich history. Much of this area has been destroyed by earthquake. Most of the interesting archeological sights are found in "old" Corinth, a short distance away.
Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. Chania is Crete's most evocative city, with its pretty Venetian quarter, crisscrossed by narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbor. At the harbor entrance is a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian, and Ottoman influences. On the other side, the Nautical Museum has model ships, naval objects and photographs. The former monastery of St. Francis houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania. Remnants of Venetian and Turkish architecture abound, with old townhouses now transformed into atmospheric restaurants and boutique hotels. Although all this beauty means the old town is packed with tourists in summer, it's still a great place to unwind. The Venetian Harbor is super for a stroll and a coffee or cocktail. Plus it’s got a university and a modern area to the city, which means that it retains its charm in winter. Indie boutiques and an entire lane dedicated to leather products provide good shopping and, with a multitude of creative restaurants, you’ll likely have some of your best meals on Crete here.
Which city is cheaper, Chania or Corinth?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Corinth is €96, while the average daily cost in Chania is €74. 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 Corinth and Chania in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Corinth can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €58, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €116.
A hotel room in Chania is about €72 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
In Corinth travelers spend around €32 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
The average traveler spends about €26 per day in Chania for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chania
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Chania.
Chania Food Tours:
The Delicious Chania PRIVATE Food Tour:
The Real Cretan Cooking Experience:
Private Walking Food Tour in Chania:
Semi Private Wine Tasting & Dinner at Sunset:
Crete Bohemian Sunset Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Dinner:
Full Day Bygone Crete Cooking Class Adventure:
Full-day Sfakia Region Tour from Hiking, Cooking Class, Wine Tasting:
Sunset at Machairida beach , dinner , staying overnight on board ...:
Corinth'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 €5.71 per person, per day on transportation in Corinth.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €12 per day to get around in Chania.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corinth
Also for Corinth, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer from Corinth-Loutraki to Athens-Pireaus-Athens Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chania
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chania:
Private Transfer from Chania to Sitia (JSH) Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Chania to Chania International Airport (CHQ):
Crete Private Transfer from Chania city to Heraklion (HER) Airport:
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Corinth can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €17 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €17 per person, per day in Chania. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Tours and Activities in Corinth
For Corinth, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Loutraki Private Tour from Corinth:
Ancient Epidaurus Theater and Canal of Corinth Private Tour from Corinth:
Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Myceae, Nafplio Private Sightseeing:
Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio & Epidaurus Private Sightseeing:
Ancient Corinth and Corinth Canal from Athens - Private tour:
Royalty Ancient Corinth Half Day Tour up to 4 Customers:
Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Myceae, Nafplio Private Sightseeing:
Tours and Activities in Chania
Here are a few actual costs in Chania for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
2-3 Days Private Sailing Cruises to Gramvousa island and Balos lagoon:
40-Minute Chania Sightseeing Tour by Trikke:
A tour around tradition - Apokoronas Region:
Agia Triada and Gouverneto Monasteries, Venizelos Graves Private Tour:
BALOS-GRABOUSA PENINSULA path, adventure:
Battle of Crete Tour WW2:
Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure - Private Tour from Chania:
Chania Combo Tour:
Chania Exploration Bike Tour:
Chania Highlights Trikke City Tour:
Chania Old Town Private Tour:
Chania Old Town Tour:
Typically, people visiting Corinth spend on average €13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Chania may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €15 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Corinth
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Corinth:
Ancient Nemea and Wine Tasting Private Tour from Corinth:
Sample the Local Flavors in Chania
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Chania:
Private food tasting tour (with optional wine tasting) in Chania Crete:
Half-Day Small-Group Wine Tour in Chania:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Corinth and Chania, we can see that Corinth is more expensive. And not only is Chania much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Chania would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Chania 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 Corinth would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Corinth than you might in Chania.
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