3 stunning Greek islands for your summer holiday

Ever wondered where you could jet off to for a sun-soaked vacation without breaking the bank? Surprisingly, amidst rising holiday costs, three stunning Greek islands have emerged as the top picks for budget-friendly beach holidays.

A recent study conducted by the consumer organisation “Which?” delved into over 4,500 organised holiday packages across 15 European countries to uncover the most economical options.

Budget-friendly Greek islands

In a twist of fate, it turns out that Greek islands offer some of the best value for money.

Claiming the top spot on the affordability scale is Kalymnos, where you can enjoy a week-long retreat for just 794 pounds per person during the first week of August.

Following close behind is Thassos, offering a delightful escape for only 862 pounds per person, while Lefkada takes third place with holidays priced at 935 pounds per person.

Kalymnos: The hidden gem

Drawing attention to this analysis, “The Sun” online featured a dedicated piece on Kalymnos, highlighting it as a prime destination for British holidaymakers seeking wallet-friendly adventures.

“Kalymnos, a charming Greek island nestled near Kos, stands out as Europe’s ultimate bargain beach getaway, according to the Consumer Control Service, Which,” begins the feature.

“Despite its relatively low profile, this tiny gem in the Dodecanese archipelago boasts secluded beaches and crystalline waters that rival even the most famous Mediterranean hotspots.

The capital, Pothia, hosts the island’s most competitively priced resort, offering a week of blissful relaxation for just 794 pounds per person during the peak season.

Meanwhile, the vibrant seaside haven of Masouri caters to those seeking a more upscale experience, with holiday packages priced at 856 pounds per person.”

Exploring Kalymnos: A seaside paradise

The article goes on to explore the myriad attractions and activities that Kalymnos has to offer, from idyllic beaches to cultural landmarks.

“Kalymnos isn’t just about sun and sand—there’s a wealth of experiences waiting to be discovered. Dive into the island’s rich history with a visit to the sponge factory, a tribute to its illustrious past as a sponge diving hub.


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Don’t miss the Sea World Museum in Myrties, showcasing a fascinating collection of marine artefacts, including shells, sponges, and corals.

For history buffs, Kalymnos boasts a range of museums, including the Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum, and the Maritime Museum.

The rugged beauty of the island’s landscape will enchant nature enthusiasts, perfect for hiking and rock climbing. And if you’re visiting in autumn, be sure to catch the international climbing festival—a highlight of Kalymnos’ cultural calendar.”

Getting There: Your gateway to paradise

Wrapping up the feature, “The Sun” provides practical tips for travellers looking to embark on their Kalymnos adventure.

“Getting to Kalymnos is easier than you think, with direct flights available from Athens or the option to fly to Kos and catch a ferry to the island.

In addition to Greek islands of Kalymnos, Skiathos and several other destinations across Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey have also made the list of budget-friendly holiday spots.

This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Greece
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer


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