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10 Cheap & Great Destinations for your Summer Vacation in Europe

The time has come when you start thinking about your summer vacation. Your days off from work might be set, but you still find it difficult to find a nice and affordable getaway. Europe, of course, is filled with idyllic islands and majestic seasides that everyone must at least visit once.

We have gathered for you the best European destinations based on location, scenery, and price because no one wants to break the bank for a small getaway. Instead, you will end up having a great time while spending less money.

1. Zante, Greece

When you are about to visit any island in Greece, you know it is bound to be an amazing vacation. If you choose to visit Zante, prepare yourself for a crazy nightlife. The island is perfect for party animals that want to let loose until the morning with a daily cost of 50 euros

As for the food, Greece is generally known for its top-notch and delicious cuisine, from gyros to fresh fish and produce. So, the local cuisine is to die for. Most importantly the crystal clear waters, the mesmerizing blue caves and the legendary Navagio Beach, make it the number one cheapest summer destination in Europe.

2. Ibiza, Spain

Oh yes!! Ibiza may sound tropical and expensive, but the truth is that it is one of the cheapest places you can visit. If you manage to book your trip early and find cheap accommodation and flight, then you are set.

Ibiza is a party city with more than 3 million tourists visiting each summer. Approximately you might spend less than 60 euros per day, depending on where you eat and how much you eat.

3. Chalkidiki, Greece

The hidden gem of Northern Greece. The ones that have visited Halkidki or Chalkidiki, only think about going back. Divided into 3 parts, Chalkidiki offers some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches with great food.

The first leg has some nice beaches and more affordable prices, while the second one has way more beautiful beaches but is a bit pricey. The third leg is Agio Oros, a monastery with access to only men.

4. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

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With spending less than 30 euros per person for a day, Sunny Beach is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe for your summer vacations. Accommodation is so cheap that you can find a room for 25-30 euros per night, even in August, which is known to be the most expensive month when it comes to vacations.

Besides the good hotels, be sure to try the tasty local food, experience the intense nightlife and the beautiful scenery.

5. Algarve, Portugal

One of the best choices for your summer vacation. Algarve, Lagos or Albufeira combines natural beauty, history and good food with affordable accommodation and flights. What makes it even better is the fact that the city is very close to some stunning beaches.

With great and vibrant nightlife, Lisbon is the place to be. With approximately 60 euros per day, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

6. Corfu, Greece

aerial photo of white yacht moving on clear body of water at daytime

The second biggest Ionian island with thousands of visitors every summer and a very important Greek historical island. With a daily cost of 50 euros

7. Malta 

Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean Sea and a very popular summer and European destination with an average daily cost of 80 euros. The warm climate, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the intense nightlife, makes everyone want to visit.

It is the place for you if you want to visit the oldest temples in the world, the Popeye Village and the cleanest beaches in Europe. A big plus is the fact that almost everyone speaks English.

8. Zadar, Croatia

aerial photography of white boat near body of water between green mountain during daytime

The ‘entertainment center of the Adriatic’, was voted as the Best European Destination in 2006. Why? Because it offers exquisite beaches and sunsets, tasty food and breathtaking locations for day trips outside the city.

Most importantly, it is an ideal destination to relax while enjoying a new city with a daily budget of 60 euros. Depending on what your style of entertainment is, you can either explore the Croatian cuisine or simply join the music festivals, which happen constantly in the city.

9. Mallorca, Spain

When the summer comes, everybody has thought of going to Majorca. An incredibly affordable destination with an exotic name, that makes everyone want to go. With the low budget airlines, the tickets are usually very cheap, especially when booked a few months before.

The beaches, the views and the nightlife make it a top destination, especially when you take into consideration that you will spend about 65 euros per day.

10. Crete, Greece

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