Europe is an expensive place to travel. With the ever increasing rate of Euro it has become very difficult to plan a vacation due to budget constraints. However, we believe that where there is a will, there is a way and nothing should stop you from exploring wonderful cultures of the world. For this reason we have come up with the 7 most affordable cities in Europe to explore on a budget. Check it out.
Croatia is gradually starting to rise as one of the favorite tourist hotspots in Europe with Zagreb leading the race with its very economical travel expense. With an abundance of beautiful architecture, fascinating museums and art galleries, Zagreb is a must visit for those who are on a tight budget. Plitvice National Park is also a magnificent place to visit and shares a close proximity to Zagreb.
Istanbul is one of the best places to travel because of the deliciously mouthwatering doner kebabs!! Experience the vibrant Turkish culture and indulge into mischievous bargains in the streets of Istanbul. You can also just get lost like a vagabond and explore the city’s age old picturesque architecture. It is one city where you’ll never have to worry about money in your pocket. Istanbul has more for less.
If experiencing cultural diversity is on your agenda, then Riga in Latvia is the best place for it. The city has abundant museums, galleries, and concert halls.With accommodation going as low as $5/night, you can be assured that you can have all the fun in the world and still carry a wallet full of cash. The city is notoriously known for its hardcore nightlife which adds a cherry to the pie for youngsters who are planning to go on a vacation on their pocket money.
Paros/ Anti-Paros, Greece
Paros is one of the cheapest places to travel in Europe. With an average daily expense of just below $40, you can expect how much can you enjoy and still save piles of money. Apart from the obvious whitewashed picturesque landscape of Greece for which it is known for, Paros is famous for its beaches, Anti-Paros caves and a 100 gate church. You can also enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Paros and enjoy a drink or two with super friendly locals.
The city boasts a rich medieval past and a recent traumatic World War 2 memorial site, Auschwitz Concentration Camp. For all the history buffs out there, this is your calling. With an average daily budget of $25, it can’t get any cheaper than this. Enjoy the local food starting from $3 and travel in the busy city lanes with cheap local transport. You can also traverse within The Rynek Glowny which is Europe’s biggest market square.
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
Český Krumlov is the second largest city of Czech Republic next to Prague. Besides being a UNESCO World Heritage site,
the city hosts beautiful streets, castles, and medieval buildings. Over the years Prague has become relatively expensive due to its increasing popularity as a tourist destination, Český Krumlov turns out to be a favorable alternative to Prague. With an average daily budget of $30, it is safe to say that the city is one of the cheapest places to enjoy culture, food and nightlife. Don’t forget to visit the Krumlov Castle and the medieval town square.
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria is a famous Balkan capital with rich cultural history and modernized urban experiences. It is a very tourist friendly place and over the years has garnered a spot as one of the favorite locations to travel when on a tight budget. With an average expense of approximately $32, you are definitely in for a treat. Do checkout the famous nightlife of Sofia.