A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Volos vs. Ankara for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Volos or Ankara?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

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 Volos and Ankara can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Volos or Ankara?


The coastal port city of Volos on the mainland of Greece sits on a very unique and important location in the agricultural region of Thessaly. Situated between Athens and Thessaloniki, Volos provides a commercial outlet to the sea, allowing a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It is the most recent of Greece's port cities, and is highly populated with many modern buildings.


Located at the heart of Turkey near Central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital city and second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Formerly known for its long-haired goats and textiles, the city has since developed into a metropolitan mix of modern cultures with historic landmarks.

Which place is cheaper, Ankara or Volos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Volos is €95, while the average daily cost in Ankara is €120. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Volos and Ankara in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Volos 43
    Ankara 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Volos 86
    Ankara 118
Compare Hotels in Volos and Ankara

Looking for a hotel in Volos or Ankara? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Volos

Hotels in Ankara

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Volos Hotel Prices and Ankara Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Volos 37
    Ankara 38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Volos

Also for Volos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • From Volos to Athens Airport / Athens / Piraeus Private Transfer: $284
  • Private Transfer from Volos City to Parga: $787
  • Private Transfer from Volos to Igoumenitsa Port: $1,136
  • Private Transfer from Volos to Syvota: $776
  • Private Transfer from Volos/Pelion to Athens-Pireaus-Athens Airport: $484
  • Volos to Athens, Athens Airport and Piraeus Port Private Transfer: $260

Typical Local Transportation prices in Ankara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Ankara:

  • Metro Ride
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Safranbolu Town: $335
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Konya City: $335
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kartalkaya Ski Resort: $335
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Ilgaz National Park: $335
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Hattusa Ancient City: $335
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Eski┼čehir City: $335
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Cappadocia Region: $335

Is it cheaper to fly into Volos or Ankara?

Prices for flights to both Ankara and Volos 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Volos 30
    Ankara 34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Volos

For Volos, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Cooking Class "Family Kitchen": $59
  • Cooking Session "Pelion Flavours": $72
  • Cook like a local Greek Cooking lesson in Mt Pelion Greece: $111

Typical Food prices in Ankara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ankara:

  • A Quick Lunch

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Volos 17
    Ankara 35

Tours and Activities in Volos

For Volos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • East Pelion - Sea Kayak Tour "Short Paddle": $39
  • Kayaking Adventure around Pelion Coastline : $44
  • Half-Day Sea Kayak Tour "The Secret Cave": $50
  • HIKING PELION - Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $153
  • Volos Pelion Full Day Tour : $166
  • BIKING PELION Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $214
  • From Hidden Sights of Meteora Private Tour: $218
  • Private Full Day Tour to Meteora from Volos: $332
  • Pagasetic Gulf Full-Day Sailboat Experience: $748
  • Private tour to Meteora rocks from Volos: $759
  • Private tour to Dion from Volos: $759
  • Full day guided Tour to Meteora starting from Volos: $831

Typical Entertainment prices in Ankara

Here are a few typical costs in Ankara for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Underground City

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • 8-Day EcoTourism Turkey Tour: $1,148
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $222
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • Cappadocia and Central Anatolia Tour with Professional Tour Guide: $785
  • Daily Ankara Tour: $471
  • Daily Hattusas / Bo─čazköy Tour: $358
  • From Private Cappadocia & Underground City Tour: $343
  • Full Day Cappadocia Private Tour: $450
  • Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour: $447

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Volos 7.86
    Ankara 16

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Volos and Ankara, we can see that Ankara is more expensive. And not only is Volos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Volos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Volos 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 Ankara would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Ankara than you might in Volos.

Which is Bigger, Volos or Ankara?

Ankara is bigger, and its population is about 6.3 times larger than the population of Volos. When comparing the population of Volos vs. Ankara, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit and the activities that interest you.

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Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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