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

Should you visit Volos or Pamukkale?

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 Pamukkale can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Volos or Pamukkale?

Volos

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.

Pamukkale

Pamukkale is in southeastern Aegean Turkey and is historically a spa town that has been in existence since the 2nd century BC. It is popular with tourists for its beautiful hot springs and travertines, or pools that are coated in a very unique calcium covering. The area is very rich in mineral content and the water, which has been flowing for thousands of years, has deposited calcium in each pool. This unique whiteness creates an unworldly beauty that draws visitors from around the world. If you're visiting during the summer months when the sun is out in full force, don't forget the sunscreen, as the white reflects the light and you can end up with a sunburn quite quickly. You'll also want to make sure you have sunglasses available because the glare can be quite extreme.

Which place is cheaper, Pamukkale 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 Pamukkale is €161. 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 Pamukkale in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Volos 43
    Pamukkale 57
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Volos 86
    Pamukkale 114
Compare Hotels in Volos and Pamukkale

Looking for a hotel in Volos or Pamukkale? 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 Pamukkale


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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 Pamukkale Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Volos 37
    Pamukkale 36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Volos

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

  • Private Transfer from Volos to Igoumenitsa Port: $1,135
  • Private Transfer from Volos City to Parga: $787
  • Private Transfer from Volos to Syvota: $775
  • Private Transfer from Volos/Pelion to Athens-Pireaus-Athens Airport: $483
  • From Volos to Athens Airport / Athens / Piraeus Private Transfer: $284
  • Volos to Athens, Athens Airport and Piraeus Port Private Transfer: $260

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pamukkale

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

  • Private Transfers ─░zmir City or Adnan Menderes Airport to/from Pamukkale: $303
  • Private Transfers ─░zmir City or Adnan Menderes Airport to/from Pamukkale: $303
  • Private Transfer | From Antalya Airport to Pamukkale/Denizli: $199
  • Private Denizli Pamukkale Airport Transfer Service: $83
  • Pamukkale to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport-Departure Transfer: $127
  • Pamukkale Saraykoy Hotels to Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers: $111
  • Pamukkale Karahayit Hotels to Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers: $138
  • Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon w/Flight Certificates,Champagne Toast & Hotel Transfer: $80
  • Pamukkale - Karahayit Transfer from Denizli Cardak Airport: $80
  • Laodicea-Kaklik Cave-Salda Lake Private Full Day Transfer : $160
  • Denizli City Hotels to Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers: $138
  • Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers to Pamukkale Saraykoy Hotels: $83

Is it cheaper to fly into Volos or Pamukkale?

Prices for flights to both Pamukkale 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Volos 30
    Pamukkale 72

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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Volos 17
    Pamukkale 56

Tours and Activities in Volos

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

  • BIKING PELION Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $214
  • East Pelion - Sea Kayak Tour "Short Paddle": $39
  • From Hidden Sights of Meteora Private Tour: $219
  • Full day guided Tour to Meteora starting from Volos: $831
  • HIKE & BIKE PELION 3-Day Private Guided Tour: $3,123
  • HIKING PELION - Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $153
  • Half-Day Sea Kayak Tour "The Secret Cave": $50
  • Kayaking Adventure around Pelion Coastline : $44
  • Private Full Day Tour to Meteora from Volos: $332
  • Private tour to Dion from Volos: $759
  • Private tour to Meteora rocks from Volos: $759
  • Volos Pelion Full Day Tour : $166

Typical Entertainment prices in Pamukkale

For Pamukkale, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Entrance fees Travertines & Pool
    2.08

Tours and Activities in Pamukkale

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Pamukkale.

  • Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Tours: $122
  • 2 Days ''Pamukkale Tour'' and ''Turquoise Tour'' Salda Lake and Kaklik Cave : $260
  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Pamukkale: $256
  • Antalya to Pamukkale Hierapolis 1 Day Tour with Lunch: $108
  • Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale Tour: $81
  • Aphrodisias&Pamukkale Tour with Lunch from Izmir&Kusadasi: $245
  • Best Rates Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Tour : $178
  • Daily Aphrodisias Tour from Pamukkale - Karahayit Hotels: $165
  • Daily Guided Pamukkale Tour included Pick Up from Denizli Airport: $105
  • Daily Guided Pamukkale Tour with Pick up from Hotel in Pamukkale.: $78
  • Daily Pamukkale Guided Tour with extra Red spring enjoyment.: $78
  • Daily Pamukkale Tour with Pick up from Denizli Airport : $89

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Volos 7.86
    Pamukkale 15


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

Which is Bigger, Volos or Pamukkale?

Volos is bigger, and its population is about 56 times larger than the population of Pamukkale. When comparing the population of Volos vs. Pamukkale, 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.


When is the best time to visit Volos or Pamukkale?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Volos or Pamukkale in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Volos and Pamukkale. The summer months attract visitors to Volos because of the beaches, snorkeling, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Volos is around the same temperature as Pamukkale. Typically, the summer temperatures in Volos in July average around 26°C (78°F), and Pamukkale averages at about 28°C (82°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Pamukkale this time of the year. In Volos, it's very sunny this time of the year. Volos usually receives less sunshine than Pamukkale during summer. Volos gets 330 hours of sunny skies, while Pamukkale receives 356 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Volos usually receives more rain than Pamukkale. Volos gets 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Pamukkale receives 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Volos 26°C (78°F) 
    Pamukkale 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Volos or Pamukkale in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Volos as well as Pamukkale. The city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene are the main draw to Volos this time of year.

In October, Volos is generally cooler than Pamukkale. Daily temperatures in Volos average around 17°C (62°F), and Pamukkale fluctuates around 19°C (67°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Pamukkale. In the autumn, Volos often gets less sunshine than Pamukkale. Volos gets 165 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pamukkale receives 232 hours of full sun.

Volos usually gets more rain in October than Pamukkale. Volos gets 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Pamukkale receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Volos 17°C (62°F) 
    Pamukkale 19°C (67°F)

Should I visit Volos or Pamukkale in the Winter?

Both Pamukkale and Volos are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Volos for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Volos is much colder than Pamukkale in the winter. The daily temperature in Volos averages around 6°C (42°F) in January, and Pamukkale fluctuates around 9°C (48°F).

Volos usually receives less sunshine than Pamukkale during winter. Volos gets 112 hours of sunny skies, while Pamukkale receives 137 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Pamukkale. In January, Volos usually receives less rain than Pamukkale. Volos gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Pamukkale receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Volos 6°C (42°F) 
    Pamukkale 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Volos or Pamukkale in the Spring?

Both Pamukkale and Volos during the spring are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Volos in the spring for the beaches and the activities around the city.

In the spring, Volos is cooler than Pamukkale. Typically, the spring temperatures in Volos in April average around 14°C (56°F), and Pamukkale averages at about 17°C (62°F).

In Pamukkale, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Volos. In the spring, Volos often gets less sunshine than Pamukkale. Volos gets 209 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pamukkale receives 226 hours of full sun.

Volos usually gets less rain in April than Pamukkale. Volos gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Pamukkale receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Volos 14°C (56°F) 
    Pamukkale 17°C (62°F)

Typical Weather for Pamukkale and Volos

Volos Pamukkale
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (42°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 9°C (48°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 10°C (50°F) 96 mm (3.8 in)
Mar 10°C (49°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (62°F) 52 mm (2 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 21°C (70°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 23°C (74°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 26°C (78°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Jul 26°C (78°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 28°C (82°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 27°C (81°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 24°C (76°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Oct 17°C (62°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 19°C (67°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Nov 11°C (52°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 7°C (44°F) 52 mm (2 in) 10°C (51°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)


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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