Europe is home to one of the most expensive countries in the world. The more these countries are getting popular among tourists and travelers, the more expensive they are becoming. That does not mean you cannot travel to Europe. The key is, if you avoid the popular tourist spots like London and Paris and experiment a bit with the destinations, you can dodge the high prices and make your travel affordable. There plenty of countries in Europe that are cheap to visit and you never even thought about going to them.
Cheapest countries in Europe
Let’s make the most of this culture trip. Here is a list of cheapest countries in Europe that you must visit:
- Prague, Czech Republic
It is the country in Europe with the lowest average room price starting from $133 a night. Prague, the medieval city, is flooded with attractive destinations. If you travel by foot or via public transportation, you will appreciate the beauty of the city and save some money of course. The Czech capital has lots of offerings for travelers and much of it is free. Classic taverns, booze trails and stunning architecture will make you fall in love with this place. It is also included in the list of the 5th most visited destinations in Europe. Some call it the City of Hundred Spires. It is easy to find budget friendly food and cheap bear here.
- Berlin, Germany
If you are looking for cultural excitement, then Berlin is where you need to be. The city is well known for its creativity. It is home to lots of independent museums, galleries, contemporary arts, music, theater and historical attractions. You can easily find an accommodation starting from $75 to $100 or even less. It is famous for its nightlife too and the party does not end till sunrise. Jewish museum, East side gallery, the Berlin Cathedral and the Brandenburg Gate are some of the iconic sights of the city.
- Krakow, Poland
This city is famous for its architecture and historic monuments. It is home to the Wawel Castle from the 11th century. No wonder it is becoming a must-see place in the list of travelers. The most attractive part of Krakow is its buzzing nightlife (it’s affordable too). You will find lots of bars and pubs around the Old Town and Kazimierz. Plus, it has the cheapest beer on the continent.
- Budapest, Hungary
Well, the prices of Arline tickets to Hungary may be increasing but not the stay in Budapest. If you plan to stay at the riverside, then things may get expensive, but if you explore the city on foot, you will love every bit of what you see. There are lots of free walking tours led by highly knowledgeable guides. This can make your visit more exciting. don’t forget to see Fisherman’s Bastion. Mid-October and mid-March are the months when you will get free entry. The trip to the city will be incomplete if you don’t stop by its famous thermal baths. The best part is they are affordable.
- Lisbon, Portugal
If you are looking for luxury treatment that does not hurt your budget, Lisbon is the perfect destination for you. A stay at the Independente Hostels starts from € 30 per night and breakfast is included. You will be served traditional Portuguese cuisines. If you are visiting in summer, the festivals will make your vacation even more memorable. They offer lots of activities to enjoy. Other than this, on the first Sunday of each, many of the main attractions in the city offer free entry. Yes, it’s not as expensive as you thought it to be.
- Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia is located in the West of Bulgaria against the majestic Vitosha Mountain. You will be surprised to hear that it is one of the cheapest capitals of Europe to visit. It is rich in history and it is one of the oldest cities of Europe too. It is home to Boyana Church from the medieval times. There are plenty of multi-starred hostels here that are quite inexpensive. Furthermore, it is easy to find upscale restaurants that serve authentic traditional Bulgarian cuisine at a price you can afford.
- Riga, Latvia
Riga, the vibrant capital of Latvia is known as the Architectural Pearl all over the world. No doubt it has expensive restaurants but there are lots of such attractions in the city that are cheaper than you thought. Porcelain Museum, Sr. Peter’s Church, and Sun museum are a few to mention. If you love food, then don’t forget to stop by the legendary Central Market where you will find lots of affordable variety like smoked eel and pickled cucumber.
- The Peloponnese, Greece
Santorini and Athens are not only places in Greece worthy to explore. The Peloponnese has its own charm. It is home to a number of historical sights like Olympia, Epidaurus, medieval villages, white and sandy beaches and Byzantine Towns. You can easily find a hotel at the price starting from € 30.
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
You probably would have heard that Dubrovnik is among the expensive cites in the Mediterranean and surely it is one of the most expensive destinations in Croatia but there are lots of things that can be enjoyed on a budget. Its Dalmatian coat city has lots of attractions such as Old Town, Rector’s Palace, and Sponza Palace and all of them are affordable. There are such places too which accept free entry. The walking tour of the walls of the city is light on the budget too. You can manage to find affordable food and accommodation in the Old Town if you do a good search.
- Madrid, Spain
If you have love for art and culture, Madrid is where you are supposed to be. You will find art by Goya, Dali, Picasso and Velazquez in the top-notch museums of the city. There are ways to make your visit to Spain affordable. Choose those institutions that accept free entry. There are lots of enjoyable things to do in the outdoor green spaces too. The Buen Retiro Park in the city was a retreat for the Spanish monarchy. Other than this, manicured lawns, marble monuments, and Palacio de Cristal (glass and metal structure) are a few of the beautiful places to see. You can find a hotel starting from $197 per night on average. There are such value hotels too that offer $100 night stay.
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