Expect to Spend: Athens

Expect to Spend: Athens - Athens, Greece

Gone are the days when Greece was a major bargain destination. Today, Athens is actually a fairly expensive city by European standards. But don't fret, Cheapos! This is where we come in!

Hotel Rates

Our rate limit for a double room is €100 per night, though you'll find plenty of hotels in our Athens listings with nightly rates far below €100. (We also included one or two splurgeworthy places with rates over €100 per night, by the way!) One interesting feature of Athens hotels is the extended stay discount, which many hotel proprietors offer as a way of encouraging visitors to spend more than a night or two in the city.

Restaurant Prices

Happily, Athens has plenty of stalls and cafes selling delicious inexpensive fare. You can expect to pay no more than €4 for a coffee and pastry for breakfast, €5 for a lunch snack, and €20 for a nice, if reasonable, dinner. Small cafeterias and stand-up gyros places will fill you up for well under €10.

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From our Athens blog

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Athens and throughout Europe. Since we launched our guide to Athens in 2006, we’ve been visiting, inspecting and reviewing hotels there, always with the same goal: to find the city’s best affordable (and central) sleeps.

Of course, Greece has been a tricky place to visit of late, with many tourists staying at bay because of the country’s financial and political challenges. However, true budget travelers haven’t been so easily dissuaded from visiting. Indeed, in many ways the country has become more interesting and affordable to visit.

Getting started: If you’re ready to choose a hotel, use the search box above or head straight to our reviews of recommended properties. If you need a little help deciding upon an area to call home, check out our neighborhood overviews. For additional money-saving tips, read the articles listed below.

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