Crystal clear waters, hospitable residents and an idyllic scenery
The Greek islands are, not unfairly, always at the heart of the interest of Greek and foreign travellers. The islands that offer quiet holidays together with a special environment while, at the same time are low budget, definitely stand out. These are Greek islands that offer small budget vacations, this summer. The British version of Skyscanner also suggests these islands.
This gem of Macedonia offers quality but low budget solutions for vacations. Thassos is a well-hidden secret but has faithful fans. It is a green island that combines beaches with fine sand, such as Makryammos, with the shady pine forest. Despite it gradually getting more and more fans, it is still a cheap destination for families and is a haven for wildlife birds. A paradise worth meeting this summer. Vacations without crowds on a green piece of land.
The legendary house of the goddess Venus has been an inspiration to artists for centuries. Although it is a place near Athens, it remains a virgin place with a special natural beauty. It is the ultimate family destination. There, you can enjoy pine forests, hiking trails, golden beaches for swimming and atmospheric castles of the Venetian era for exploration. Whether you choose to relax in the organized resort of Kapsali or on the more secluded beaches, you will spend far less than the budget you had in mind.
A little further from Rhodes, you leave behind you the hustle and bustle of the more crowded islands and reach a true island paradise. We are talking about Symi. There you will find eight large beaches, some within walking distance from the port and others accessible by water taxi. The unique diversity of the coastline is amazing. You will find small beaches with fine sand and soft small pebbles up to large beaches with big pebbles. Symi has everything. Whether you choose the popular and shady Agios Nikolaos, the protected and safe Agia Marina or even the paradise of the beach of Nanou, it is certain that these vacations will be unforgettable.
Just two hours away from Rafina, Andros offers alternative holidays and low prices. It is an island that is a favourite destination for foreign visitors without having mass tourism as we call it. After all, many of them (tourists) have their own homes now, on the island. Between the port and the fishing village of Batsi, you will find four beautiful sandy bays, one more tempting than the other. We are talking about Agios Petros, Chrysi Ammos, Kypri and Agios Kyprianos. The last beach, with the homonymous church, is a smaller and more protected one, appropriate for families.
If you want a quiet vacation, then you’ve found your destination this year. This is also combined with low prices so things get even better. The small island of Serifos, just two hours by catamaran from Piraeus is at the top of Skyscanner’s list. On this island, you will find very attentive accommodations that will give you their hospitality in the days when you enjoy your swim in its idyllic beaches such as Livadi. The nearby Psili Ammos was crowned as the European Beach of the Year by the Sunday Times, a few years ago. Your interest will also be stimulated by the beautiful and romantic Cycladic architecture as well as the hospitality of the residents. They never hesitate to reveal to you the secrets of the island that usually have a crystal blue colour.