Many look for cheap travel destinations but their joy is far better when these are also great destinations. Travel is among the most liberating things around the world. Regardless of what lousy issues are going on in your daily life whether it’s been difficult at the office, there’s tragedy in your group, or you have actually been having couples problems, you can fix all of it by getting away to a far away land.
That might be the desire for most of us right now given that school started, the weather condition’s getting colder and the heavens is getting darker every day and we understand winter season is going to creep up on us. The only thing to make taking a trip basic is for it to actually be cost effective! These are the most inexpensive destinations in every continent!
But how to measure a destination for being cheap. We will use 3 everyday usage indicators: Water, Beer and a Meal.
Cheap Travel Destinations in Europe
Cheapest water (1.5lt): €0.30
Cheapest beer: €0.80
Cheapest meal: €7
Greece is among the countries with the best ratio for quality in food against price and great for budget traveling. These prices can be found both in Athens and in Mainland Greece and in many islands.
Cheapest water (1.5lt): €0.30
Cheapest beer: €1.50
Cheapest meal: €6
One of the most colorful destinations, famous for their wines, sangria and catholic monuments. Go for: Alhambra, Real Alcázar, La Sagrada Família, Mezquita, Park Güell and many more.
Cheapest water (1.5lt): 50 Lek (€0.37 – USD0.46)
Cheapest beer: 97 Lek (€0.72 – USD0.90)
Cheapest meal: 500 Lek (€3.7 – USD4.65)
It has been named as Europe’s last secret! Pristine beaches and stunning mountain ranges along with UNESCO monuments (Butrint, Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, Tropojë, Perrenjas) and friendly locals. We have friends who were cycling through the country and felt both safe and beautiful.
Cheapest water (1.5lt): 1.18 zł (€0.28 – USD0.35)
Cheapest beer: 2.50 zł (€0.60 – USD0.75)
Cheapest meal: 15 zł (€3.6 – USD4.5)
Yet another not obvious destination, Poland has lots to offer in terms of culture, history and natural beauty. There are 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hundreds of medieval castles, breathtaking mountain ranges, Sopot, Ustka, and the Hel Peninsula (great for windsurfing and kitesurfing).
Cheapest water (1.5lt): 0.70 лв (€0.35 – USD0.44)
Cheapest beer: 1.70 лв (€0.86 – USD1)
Cheapest meal: 8.00 лв (€4 – USD5)
Amazing great food, many historical sites like the Rila Monastery (and the Seven Rila Lakes) or the Roman Theatre in Plovdiv (dates to 98-117 AD), the museum town of Koprivshtitsa, the beaches of Sozopol and Lozenets. Visit the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Fancy some skiing? Then go to Bansko, Borovets & Pamporovo.
Cheapest water (1.5lt): €0.20
Cheapest beer: €0.50
Cheapest meal: €5.50
Pastéis de nata pastries should be enough but lets find more! The picturesque town of Sintra, the Santos festivities, Comporta and Figueirinha beaches, the hundreds of castles! This country inspired J.K. Rowling for Harry Potter! Great beers, great outdoors and nightlife.
It is not by chance that at least Portugal, Spain & Greece have millions of tourists from all over the world flying there. Apart from being Mediterranean countries with lots of sun, beaches, history and great food and wines, prices are really good.
When compared to almost all northern European countries that are far more expensive even for domestic vacations, these win by far. Albania is also famous for a huge number of visitors who go there for the beaches too.
Bulgaria is mostly famous for winter travel ans skiing (Bansko and more) as well as Poland.
You see, cheap travel never meant to be lousy travel. It is always about affordable & rich life experiences!