A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Lagos vs. Crete for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lagos or Crete?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Lagos and Crete. 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. So, let's dig into it.

Lagos

A coastal town in the south of Portugal, Lagos is known for its old world charm, plummeting cliffs, and Atlantic beaches. Many come to enjoy a full range of activities from beach-going and watersports to exploring cobbled streets lined with options for shopping and dining. Historic churches and castles add to the charm, as well as a clifftop lighthouse showing the way to Lagos for ships at sea.

Crete

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 Lagos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Lagos is €94, 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 Lagos and Crete in more detail.



Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €98 for a double occupancy room in Lagos.

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.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lagos 49
    Crete 38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lagos 98
    Crete 76

Food

Lagos food costs typically run travelers around €27 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.

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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Lagos 27
    Crete 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lagos

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Lagos.

  • Dinner + Jazz At The Metaphor in Lagos: $80
  • Classic Food Tour - Lagos: $93

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: $113

Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Lagos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €25 per person, per day, on local transportation in Lagos.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €19 per day to get around in Crete.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lagos 25
    Crete 19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lagos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lagos:

  • Airport Transfer One Way: $53
  • Airport Transfer Service One way: $69
  • Faro Private Transfer to or from Lagos: $51
  • Faro Shared Transfer to or from Lagos: $45
  • Lagos Private Transfer to Faro: $68
  • Lagos Shared Departure Transfer to Faro: $26
  • Private Faro Airport Transfer to Lagos(5 to 8 passangers): $118
  • Private Transfer Ikeja-Ikoyi-Victoria Island to Lagos Airport LOG - Business Car: $58
  • Private Transfer Lagos - Faro Airport: $114
  • Private Transfer Lagos Airport LOG to Ikeja-Ikoyi-Victoria Island - Business Car: $58
  • Private Transfer Lisbon - Western Algarve: $460
  • Private Transfer Western Algarve - Lisbon: $460

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Crete

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Crete:

  • Acqua Plus Water Park Admission with Optional Transfer: $32

Is it cheaper to fly into Lagos or Crete?

Prices for flights to both Crete and Lagos 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.





Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Lagos typically cost an average of €21 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lagos 21
    Crete 20

Tours and Activities in Lagos

Here are a few actual costs in Lagos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 2 Hour Lagos Historical Tour: $14
  • Brodie's Historical and Fun Lagos Walking Tour: $19
  • Grotto tour Ponta da Piedade Lagos: $19
  • Lagos Walking Tour with Local Historian: $19
  • Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket: $21
  • Explore Ponta da Piedade on a Boat Tour: $21
  • Lagos Zoo Admission Ticket: $22
  • Tour to go inside the Ponta da Piedade Caves/Grottos and see the beaches - Lagos: $22
  • Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide: $23
  • Ponta da Piedade Grotto Tour in Lagos, Algarve: $25
  • Ponta da Piedade Cruise to Caves and Beaches with Local Guide: $25
  • Ponta da Piedade: 2-Hour Boat Cruise: $29

Tours and Activities in Crete

Here are a few actual costs in Crete for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Minoan's World 9D movie & 3D photo tour: $14
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum Ticket & Audio Guide: $16
  • Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour: $17
  • Heraklion: Virtual Reality Experience at VR Lab: $17
  • Heraklion: Archaeological Museum & Knossos Ticket with Audio: $26
  • Day Tour of Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda & Plaka: $36
  • Imbros Gorge and Libyan Sea Day Tour From Rethymno: $39
  • Heraklion: Cretan Meat Tasting Tour in Galatas Village: $40
  • Hiking Tour in Samaria Gorge: $43
  • Chania: Guided Halepa Segway Tour: $51
  • From Heraklion: Knossos and Lasithi Plateau Full-Day Tour: $51
  • Knossos Palace & Heraklion Full-Day Tour from Chania Area: $52

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Lagos may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €5.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.

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.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lagos 5.43
    Crete 16

Sample the Local Flavors in Lagos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Lagos:

  • Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van: $57
  • Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch: $65
  • Small-Group Day Tour of Silves and Monchique with Wine Tasting: $69
  • Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour: $74

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: $142
  • Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch: $170
  • Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch: $300


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lagos and Crete, we can see that Lagos 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 Lagos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lagos than you might in Crete.

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