Should you visit Volos or Nafplio?
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 Nafplio can help you decide which place is right for you.
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.
The destination of Nafplio exists as a historic seaport town on the Peloponnese peninsula. From prevailing as a major port under royal succession in the Middle Ages to standing under the Republic of Venice, Ottoman Empire, and finally becoming capital of the First Hellenic Republic and then the Kingdom of Greece, this place has seen it all. Nafplio is now the capital of the region of Argolis.
Which city is cheaper, Nafplio or Volos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Volos is €76, while the average daily cost in Nafplio is €89. 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 Volos and Nafplio in more detail.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €68 in Volos For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €80 in Nafplio For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The average traveler spends about €24 per day in Volos 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.
Nafplio 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.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nafplio
For Nafplio, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Nafplio Walking Food Tour:
Nauplio Food Tour:
Cooking Class in Nafplio:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Volos than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €30 on transportation in Volos on average per day.
Nafplio'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 €37 per person, per day on transportation in Nafplio.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Volos
Also for Volos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer from Volos to Syvota:
Private Transfer from Volos to Igoumenitsa Port:
Private Transfer from Volos to Athens-Pireaus-Athens Airport:
Private Transfer from Volos City to Parga:
From Volos to Athens Airport / Athens / Piraeus Private Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nafplio
Also for Nafplio, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Nafplio to Athens International Airport Private Transfer:
3-Hours Private Transfer from Nafplio to Athens:
Is it cheaper to fly into Volos or Nafplio?
Prices for flights to both Nafplio 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Volos, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €13 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Nafplio can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €18 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Nafplio
For Nafplio, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3in1; Cycling, sightseeing, tasting:
Ancient Corinth & Nemea Tour to Culture from Nafplio:
Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora and more in a 4day private tour:
Cycling Tour at Nafplio:
From Mycenae and Epidaurus Tour:
Greek Ouzo and Honey Tour from Nafplio:
Half day tour in Mycenae and Epidaurus from Nafplio:
Hiking Tour in Nafplio:
Horse Riding Experience in Nafplio:
Mycenae - Ancient Corinth - Corinth Canal - Epidaurus full day tour from Nafplio:
Nafplio City Tour:
Nafplio City Tour:
Typically, people visiting Volos spend on average €6.29 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Nafplio spend on average €5.49 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Nafplio
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Nafplio:
Wine tour at the footsteps of Hercules in Nemea from Nafplio:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Volos and Nafplio, we can see that Nafplio 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 Nafplio would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Nafplio than you might in Volos.
Related Articles for Volos
Related Articles for Nafplio