Should you visit Corinth or Crete?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corinth or Crete, 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.
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 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 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 Corinth and Crete 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.
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.
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.
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 Crete
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Crete.
Heraklion: Cretan Cooking Lesson with Dinner in Arolithos:
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 €19 per day to get around in Crete.
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 Crete
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Crete:
Acqua Plus Water Park Admission with Optional Transfer:
Is it cheaper to fly into Corinth or Crete?
Prices for flights to both Crete and Corinth 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 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 €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 Corinth
For Corinth, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
From Athens: Half-Day Ancient Corinth Tour:
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:
From Athens: 4-Days Classical Tour with Meteora:
Greece: 5-Day Tour of Classical Greek Sites from Athens:
Tours and Activities in Crete
Here are a few actual costs in Crete for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Chania, 90-Minute Segway Night Tour:
Chania: 3-Hour Guided Segway Tour:
Chania: Guided Halepa Segway Tour:
Classic and Authentic Day Tour of Crete:
Heraklion Archaeological Museum Ticket & Audio Guide:
Hiking Tour in Samaria Gorge:
Day Tour of Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda & Plaka:
From Chania: Crete World War II History Tour:
From Heraklion: Knossos and Lasithi Plateau Full-Day Tour:
Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience:
Heraklion: Archaeological Museum & Knossos Ticket with Audio:
Heraklion: Cretan Meat Tasting Tour in Galatas Village:
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 Crete may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €16 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:
Nafplion: Nemea Vineyards Wine Tour:
Sample the Local Flavors in Crete
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Crete:
From Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tasting - Safari Tour w/ Lunch:
Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch:
Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Corinth and Crete, we can see that Corinth 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 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 Crete.
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