To the sea for a penny: the top cheapest resorts in Europe
How much does a week-long seaside vacation cost in 2023? Five hundred, one thousand or two thousand dollars per person? The cost may be different, but the income of Ukrainians, as surveys show, has recently fallen. Therefore, budget resorts have become very popular. And now we are not talking about Turkey or Egypt, Europe also has something to offer us.
Until a few decades ago, the southernmost region of Portugal was mostly inhabited by fishing families. At that time, there was not even a hint that the country's biggest and most famous resorts would sprout up here. Nowadays, the region welcomes about 4 million foreigners every year.
By the way, celebrities also like to vacation here. In particular, Penelope Cruz, Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo "shone" in the Algarve.
Despite this, local resorts are still considered budget. Here next to luxury villas there are inexpensive hotels, which will really surprise you with low prices and good service. In addition, the Portuguese region is also famous for the very low cost of food. For example, a three-course lunch for two in a fancy restaurant will cost you less than $50.
If you choose this destination for your vacation, we suggest you to look at such cities as Lagos, Faro and Vilamoura. There are great views and plenty of tourist attractions, so you won't be bored.
This destination has made it into far more than one of our selections, and no wonder. Paphos is an incredibly interesting and attractive resort. It combines all the best of Cyprus: a striking coastline, a large selection of hotels, exotic cuisine, many water sports and, of course, dozens of interesting excursions. And all this at reasonable prices.
Of course, accommodation near the beaches will cost you a lot, so we suggest choosing a small cottage or a room closer to the city center. By the way, from here it will be convenient for you to get to both the coast and historical sights, of which there are many. Some local attractions are even included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Regarding food prices: a three-course lunch for two will cost 68 dollars. This price does not include alcohol.
Who hasn't heard of the beaches of Majorca? This exotic island evokes a whole range of emotions in tourists who decide to visit it. There is everything here: from olive groves and quiet corners to world-famous clubs that organize loud parties and colorful shows every day.
This destination should be chosen if you like active vacations, because there are so many interesting things to do on the island. In particular, you should walk the corridors of Belver Castle, the narrow streets of the old part of Alcudia, play golf, visit the amusement park Kathmandu, ride on a train with wooden cars....
Prices in Mallorca will also pleasantly surprise you. Thus, lunch for two, which we took this time as the main criterion for evaluating the cost of the resort, will cost you no more than $70.
It is probably one of the best resorts in Greece. It will especially appeal to fans of sightseeing vacations. The island, located on the border with Albania, has intertwined different cultures: English, French, Venetian. All this has created here an amazing atmosphere, which you will not find anywhere else in the world.
In addition, the local beaches really deserve all possible awards. They are suitable for both active and quiet rest, have different entertainment, including special areas for children. So couples will have something to do here too.
Dinner for two on a Greek island costs about $60. For this money you can try the first, second and a delicious dessert.
Sunny Beach (Bulgaria)
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