Travel Budget for Thiva (Thebes)

Central Greece, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Thiva (Thebes)?

How much money will you need for your trip to Thiva (Thebes)? You should plan to spend around €76 ($84) per day on your vacation in Thiva (Thebes), which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €24 ($27) on meals for one day and €33 ($37) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Thiva (Thebes) for a couple is €62 ($68). So, a trip to Thiva (Thebes) for two people for one week costs on average €1,059 ($1,171). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    76
  • One Week Per person
    529
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    1,059
  • One Month Per person
    2,269
  • One Week For a couple
    1,059
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    2,118
  • One Month For a couple
    4,538
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A vacation to Thiva (Thebes) for one week usually costs around €529 for one person. So, a trip to Thiva (Thebes) for two people costs around €1,059 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,118 in Thiva (Thebes). If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Thiva (Thebes) can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Thiva (Thebes)?

How much does a trip to Thiva (Thebes) cost? Is Thiva (Thebes) expensive? The average Thiva (Thebes) trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Thiva (Thebes) prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Thiva (Thebes) can vary, the average cost of food in Thiva (Thebes) is €24 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Thiva (Thebes) should cost around €10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Thiva (Thebes) is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Thiva (Thebes) is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €33 per person, per day, on local transportation in Thiva (Thebes).


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    31
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    62
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    24
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    33
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    17
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    5.25
Flights to Thiva (Thebes)

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Typical tour prices for Thiva (Thebes)

How much do tours to Thiva (Thebes) cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    13 days
    $ 2650
    ($204/day)
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 1200
    ($150/day)
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    8 days
    $ 1685
    ($211/day)
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    8 days
    $ 875
    ($109/day)
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Thiva (Thebes) On a Budget
The City of Thiva (Thebes in ancient times) is a place built on top of history. Dating back to its powerful city-state status in the 4th Century BC, the city was home to legends like Hercules and Dionysus, and laid basis to the famous story of Oedipus as well. Following the Trojan War, Thiva had reached its golden age as a dominant city of the Boeotia region. The glory however was short to last. Around 335 BC, Thiva was all but destroyed by Alexander the Great for siding with the Persians under Xerxes against Athens.

Although present-day Thiva shows few remnants of its former splendor, a closer look at its ruins has revealed much about the past. It is believed that so much more lies beneath the modern day developments, possibly a great Mycenaean palace—which would further provide evidence for Thebes as a major force in Greek history.

Thiva is located in central Greece, a civilization in the midst of the countryside north of Athens. With periods of industry from its beginnings through the Byzantine Era to present day, most industrial complexes now stand vacant. This city is a great place to get a taste of the slower side of life while still experiencing the gems of history that Greece has to offer.
Sights
As mentioned above, the ruins of ancient Thebes coexist with the modern city of Thiva as it stands today. Taking a day to walk around the city will reveal remnants of the past and ongoing archaeological digs around every corner. On your journey you might run into an excavation directed by Greek archaeologist Vasilios Aravantinos, or stumble upon the ruins of the Apollon Temple on the Ismenion Hill. Much of recent work here has been uncovered by American archaeologists, Stephanie Larson and Kevin Daly. Every single one of these sights has already revealed so much about the classical antiquities and cultural history of the region.
Neighborhoods
The city's center lies on and around the street called Pindarou. Here you will find just about anything you could need from fresh market goods and pharmacies to clothing stores, ATMs, restaurants, bakeries, bars, coffee shops, and churches. While Pindarou itself is the more commercial stretch of road for shopping, the avenue just west of Pindarou lays home to restaurants, hotels, and stone laid walkways away from the busy car traffic of Pindarou. This is the place where many locals convene to socialize (with the ability to nurse a cup of coffee for 3-hours or more!). Spending some time with the locals in this neighborhood will have you adopting to the Greek pace of life in no time.


Activities
As far as activities go, the Archaeological Museum of Thebes is a must-see for those interested in Thiva's rich history. Artifacts from the local excavations as well as those in the surrounding Boeotia region can be found in displays at the museum. Though it has been closed for several years due to renovations, the museum is now open, exhibiting some new and exciting discoveries from digs in the surrounding areas.

For those interested in urban exploration, the abandoned industrial complexes located throughout the city can be an attraction in itself. Though they sadly stand as a reminder of fading industries, they embody a certain beauty in their states of decay.
Food and Dining
Food in Greece is fresh and delicious no matter where you choose to eat. Thiva has many options from the more traditional fare of the restaurant Ladokolla, serving Greek salads, tzatziki, flavorful meat dishes, and seafood—to Greek fast food gyros from a place like Alati Piperi (which are just as delicious, and cheap!). If it happens that you have just about had enough of Greek food, Barbeque Thiva will come to the rescue with more Americanized salads, burgers, and even pulled BBQ sandwiches. For breakfast, or a snack on the go, you cannot pass up any opportunity to visit a Greek bakery. Flaky warm doughs wrapped around anything from melting cheeses and herbs to decadent chocolate will have you hooked in an instant. A great bakery is located just next to the K.T.E.L. bus station mentioned below.

As for drinks, visit a place called The Bar for the freshest mojito you will ever taste. Whether it's a late afternoon libation or after dinner drink, The Bar is a great place to kick back and enjoy being in Greece.

Be aware that most restaurants and businesses are closed during siesta hours from the late afternoon until around 7pm.


Transportation
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The K.T.E.L. Bus services main station is located at 10 Estias, Thiva, 32200, Greece. Buses operate to Athens for €8, hourly until 8pm. The ride takes about an hour and a half. Stops to other locations are also located around the city (see K.T.E.L.'s website or call for details).

Trains from Thiva station are located 500m north of the archaeological museum. They depart for Athens and Thessaloniki daily.


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2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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