Tip 1: Flexibility – If it’s up to you to choose your vacation period, avoid the high season. Most of the times in low season room and tickets prices get down to 50%.
Tip 2: Location – Hotels in city centers or those right on the beach are usually more expensive. Choose to rent a bit further from these spots and you might save some money from your daily expenses. Also, the rooms without a sea view, beach view or view to some attraction are cheaper, most of the times.
Tip 3: Camping – If you can equip properly, go camping. It’s significantly cheaper than any other accommodation choise.
Tip 4: Smart Preparations – If there’s a kitchen in your room, you can prepare some mini snacks to have with you on the trip or the beach. Also, you can save 8 to 20 Euros by brewing your own breakfast, assuming that you were eating breakfast at the hotel or in a café. Buy a thermos and make your coffee or any other beverage you’d like to drink or take with you.
Tip 5: Act Like a Local – Learn to avoid all the tourist restaurants and bars which usually charge more than those who aren’t in the tourist area. Eat something in hand, like souvlaki or gyros. Many Thessalians combine food with fun. And the most suitable place for this combination is a “tsipouradiko”, which is a tavern that provides you tidbits (“mezedes” in greek) that will satisfy your hunger and of course plenty of a local top quality tsipouro (like raki).
Tip 6: Organized beaches – Some organized beaches may be low cost but usually most of them are high-priced concerning the sun beds, the umbrellas or other services they provided.
Tip 7: Moving – Try to use the local transportation for your travel than renting everyday a car or a motorcycle.
Tip 8: Info – Ask the locals for low cost taverns, restaurants & bars.
Tip 9: Secret Charges – Be careful for any “secret charges” on your vacation package.
Tip 10: Internet – Search the internet for deals & coupons for hotels and stores in the area you are about to visit. Most of these discounts are available only o some websites.