Going on vacation is probably the most beautiful part of the year. You manage to detach from your daily life and escape from the daily routine. Yes, vacations have an incredible healing power and can bring you in a state of complete relaxation and tranquility.
Yet, vacations require some preparation. Choosing the destination, the time you will spend, accommodation and means of transportation are just a few details you need to think of. Also, all of these aspects depend on your budget, the distance from your country to the destination and the time you can afford to take off work.
Low-budget vacations are a great option. They combine relaxation, a great time and minimal costs. There are several European destinations you could travel to without spending all your savings. Depending on the activities you want to do, you have a wide variety of destinations to choose from.
Here are 5 cheap destinations in Europe to travel to in 2017.
Hungary is a country filled with not only rich culture and history, but also with great places to visit. Budapest is a wonderful idea for a city break. The Danube, the city’s beautiful architecture and wonderfully decorated bathhouses such as Gellert are just a few tourist attractions you find in this city. When you take a break, you can enjoy a traditional chimney cake (kürtőskalács).
For a room in Budapest, you can pay $13 and $5 for a dinner.
Lake Balaton, the biggest lake in central Europe, is also a great Hungarian destination for those who want to go sight seeing.
Known for its amazing sights, delicious cuisine and mythological stories, Greece is another country that made it to our list. While the country has its expensive destinations such as Santorini or Mykonos, it has a few low-budget destinations. The Olympic Riviera is one of them. Imagine going to the beach and being at foot of Mount Olympus. Leptokaria, Paralia Katerini and Nei Pori are just a few examples of cities you can stay in.
There are markets where local people usually sell fruits and vegetables. One kilogram of nectarines costs $1. In what concerns accommodation, a room costs $14.
Going to the other side of the continent, Portugal is another great cheap destination. Lisbon should make your list of must see European destinations. It is known for its wonderful attractions: the monastery Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the castle São Jorge, the Byzantine and Gothic tower Torre de Belém and Gulbenkian museum.
Lisbon has other attractions such as Lisbon Zoo and Lisbon Oceanarium, which you can visit for a cost of $14.
Situated in Eastern Europe, Romania is known for its rich history, wonderful medieval cities and welcoming people. Depending on what you prefer, you can choose a vacation in the mountains or by the seaside. The first option takes you in a region filled with beautiful sights, cities popular for their architecture and historical monuments, such as Bran or Peleș castle.
The second option brings you to the seaside. Here, you can stay by the beachside or visit the Danube Delta, the second largest river delta in Europe. Due to its rich and unique flora and fauna, it has been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Last but not least, Ireland is a great and unique European destination. Staying in Dublin, the capital of the country, will cost you $13 per night and if you prefer a more rural side of the country, choose Galway. In this way, you can reduce your costs with 20%.
Tourist attractions include Chester Beatty Library, Phoenix Park and Blackrock Market.
These 5 European cheap destinations are a great source of inspiration for your next vacation. They combine relaxation, beautiful places and a source for great memories.
Monica Mihu is web content writer and associate with GreenProduct. GreenProduct is a blog that promotes a healthy lifestyle and eco-friendly products.
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