How to save in Athens
Although it's not an especially expensive capital, prices in Athens are similar to those in other parts of southern Europe. It's always a good idea to know about the tricks and tips to save money during your trip.
Reserve your hotel and flight ahead of time
The best way of saving money in Athens is to reserve your flight and hotel ahead of time. If you've already decided the dates you'd like to travel to Athens, we recommend that you reserve your hotel as soon as possible. With our hotel search engine, you'll find the best discounts on accommodation in Athens. The majority of hotels allow cancellation until the day before, and payment takes place directly upon arrival.
The best alternative to save money visiting the monuments and museums of Athens is to purchase any of the tourist cards on offer in the Greek capital. This way you'll get significant discounts and free access to many of the attractions in Athens.
The Athens tourist cards are as follows:
- Water is free in the majority of Athens restaurants. If you ask, they will give you a free jug of cold water.
- Steet food in Athens is both cheap and delicious. It's possible to eat gyros, Greece's most typical dish for about € 3 (US$ 3.20)
- You can make your way around the majority of points of interest in Athens by foot, making it a good way to save on transport.