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Thiva (Thebes), Central Greece, Greece

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

You should plan to spend around $138 (€127) per day on your vacation in Thiva (Thebes). This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 (€41) on meals
  • $40 (€37) on local transportation
  • $132 (€121) on hotels

A one week trip to Thiva (Thebes) for two people costs, on average, $1,929 (€1,781). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Thiva (Thebes) cost?

A one week trip to Thiva (Thebes) usually costs around $965 (€890) for one person and $1,929 (€1,781) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Thiva (Thebes) on average costs around $1,929 (€1,781) for one person and $3,859 (€3,562) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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) will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Thiva (Thebes) on average costs around $4,134 (€3,816) for one person and $8,269 (€7,633) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Thiva (Thebes) has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Thiva (Thebes) expensive to visit?

Prices in Thiva (Thebes) are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Thiva (Thebes) is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Athens or Bucharest.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Thiva (Thebes) Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Thiva (Thebes)?

The average Thiva (Thebes) trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Thiva (Thebes) travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 121 ($132)
Local Transportation 1 37 ($40)
Food 2 41 ($45)
Entertainment 1 26 ($28)
Alcohol 2 9 - 26 ($10 - 29)
Accommodation Budget in Thiva (Thebes)
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Thiva (Thebes) is $66 (€61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Thiva (Thebes) is $132 (€121). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Thiva (Thebes)

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Transportation Budget in Thiva (Thebes)
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Thiva (Thebes) is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $40 (€37) per person, per day, on local transportation in Thiva (Thebes).

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Thiva (Thebes)
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Rental Cars in Thiva (Thebes)
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Food Budget in Thiva (Thebes)
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Thiva (Thebes) can vary, the average cost of food in Thiva (Thebes) is $45 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Thiva (Thebes) should cost around $18 (€17) 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Thiva (Thebes)
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  • Entertainment and activities in Thiva (Thebes) typically cost an average of $28 (€26) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Thiva (Thebes)
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  • The average person spends about $19 (€18) on alcoholic beverages in Thiva (Thebes) per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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.
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.
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.

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.

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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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.