Best Places for Backpackers in Greece.

Enjoy backpacking around Greece without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Greece.

Top 50 hostels in Greece.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Greece.

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Villa Libertad

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Villa Libertad

Villa Libertad is a complex of newly built rooms with ideal location in Imerovigli. Just 20 meters from the caldera and the village square where there are restaurants, cafes, super market and 1 km from the center of Fira, it promises to give you moments of relaxation and the opportunity to explore t...
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Kavos Psarou Studios Apartments

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Kavos Psarou Studios Apartments

If you want vacations in Zakynthos by the sea, in a big estate (Biskinis estate since 1888) with 260 meters front to the sea, with a private - secluded beach, then Kavos Psarou is the right place for you. Built with respect to the local architecture Kavos Psarou offers 8 studios and 2 apartments, al...
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Poco Loco Bed and Breakfast

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Poco Loco Bed and Breakfast

Our small family hotel consists of 5 spacious and bright apartments fully renovated in 2015 and ensure a comfortable and quiet stay in the city of Chania. Poco Loco is located just steps from all the attractions of the old town of Chania and the center, and within a few meters away, by walking, t...
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Youth Hostel Plakias

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Youth Hostel Plakias

Youth Hostel Plakias - probably the most chilled out hostel in the world and winner of the Hoscar 2015 and 2016 as 'Best Hostel in Greece'. On the south coast of Crete, Plakias is a world away from the hectic north coast resort towns. Made of up bars and tavernas, surrounded by rivers, gorges and...
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Santorini Breeze Studios

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Santorini Breeze Studios

We have simple yet very pleasant accommodation suitable for all types of travellers, near the largest and most beautiful black beach of Santorini. This whitewashed building of typical Cycladic style is located in a quiet area of Perissa, just 150 metres from the beach. We have non-smoking, sou...
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Agia Anna Studios

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Agia Anna Studios

Agia Anna Studios consists of rooms, studios and two-roomed apartments with private balcony, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Daily maid service and free private parking are provided. Surrounded by fertile gardens, the bright and beautifully decorated studios and apartments have a TV with satellite...
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Hotel Socrates

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Hotel Socrates

Our 47 well decorated, comfortable and bright rooms (Singles, Doubles, Twins, Triples and Quadruples) have private bathroom and balconies, Air condition, color TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and free unlimited wi-fi internet connection. All rooms are being cleaned on a dail...
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Hostel Stylianos Kissamos

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Hostel Stylianos Kissamos

Hostel Stylianos Kissamos offers comfortable lodging, friendly atmosphere and great fun. Our experienced staff will help you to have the best holidays off your life and will provide you all about Crete and its organic life. Hostel Stylianos Kissamos is located in the central of Kissamos town. Gra...
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Revekka Bed & Breakfast

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Revekka Bed & Breakfast

Conveniently situated only 150 metres from Kissamos centre, 25' from the spell bounding town of Chania and 20 meters from the cosmopolitan Telonio Beach the charming Revekka Rooms B&B accommodation ensures a tranquil escape in its 14 fully equipped Room. Revekka can accommodate 25-30 people, that ar...
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Golden Beach Studios

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Golden Beach Studios

Golden Beach consists of 12 studios in original Cycladic style, located in a peaceful and relaxing corner of the most unique Greek island. 5 minutes from Saint George Beach and 3 minutes from Naxos Town. All rooms are well equipped, A/C, T/V fully equipped kitchen, telephone. The concept of th...
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Sweet Heart

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Sweet Heart

Wondering around at Cyclades Islands, you will discover the fantastic and picturesque island of Santorini, which is especially known for its magnificent sunset, its superb caldera and its volcano. Santorini's pulse is beating more at Kamari place, comparing to other places of Santorini and that i...
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The White Rabbit Chalkidiki

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The White Rabbit Chalkidiki

The White Rabbit is a guesthouse aiming to provide budget accommodation in Halkidiki for travellers and backpackers. We are in favour of permaculture design, while we try to have environmental good practices in our everyday operation. We mainly consume and provide to our visitors our local organ...
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Rent Rooms The Sea-Front

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Rent Rooms The Sea-Front

Rent Rooms The Sea-Front is ideally located in front of the sea, in the center of the picturesque old town of Rethymno, the center of the life and the activities. Everything is close: the wonderful sandy beach, the Venetian and Turkish monuments, the harbor, the Venetian port and castle, the shops,...
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Alexakis Hotel

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Alexakis Hotel

Alexakis Hotel is located in Loutra Ypatis with a view of Mount Iti and the valley of Spercheus. Being just 17km from the city of Lamia and next to the famous healing baths of Ypati, it stands out for its excellent hospitality services, modern amenities and affordable rates. Hotel Amenities •24...
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Achillion Hotel

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Achillion Hotel

Αchillion Hotel is situated in the business centre of Athens, 200 metres from Omonoia Metro Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms with balcony. Free wired internet is available in the entire hotel. Each of the hotel’s simply furnished rooms is soundproof and has security locks. Modern amenitie...
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Mirabel CityCenter Hotel

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Mirabel CityCenter Hotel

Since 1990, it steadily renews the appointment with you, offering complete services, always with quality and taste. In every occasion and time of the year, it gives you the answer you are looking for through the choices offered. The perfect service in combination with the familiar environment has...
Mirabel CityCenter Hotel is a hotel in Kefalonia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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City Center Studio - Panoramic View of Rhodes!

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City Center Studio - Panoramic View of Rhodes!

Imagine exploring the beauty of a greek island from a roof top apartment with a 60sqm terrace with the best sunset view! The apartment if fully equipped with all amenities, kitchen, fridge, WiFi, A/C and tv. The double bed will be your place to relax during the evening and the patio the place to enj...
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Nissos Ios Hotel

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Nissos Ios Hotel

We are just front of the main beach 'Mylopotas'; it's one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyclades. Only 5meter to the beach ! *Rooms facilities* Air conditioning Private bathroom fridge Telephone Hair dryer balcony or terrace *Hotel facilities Restaurant Parking Jacuzzi Internet c...
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Hotel Hariklia - Agia Galini

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Hotel Hariklia - Agia Galini

Hariklia is a tradional, family-run hotel on Creta Island in white and blue colours with lush bougainvilleas all around. It is a two level building. Upper ground (first) level with big terrace area for breakfast, surrounded by bougainvillaes with amazing view over the sea. The second level has a sha...
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Stay Hostel

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Stay Hostel

2nd BEST MEDIUM-SIZE HOSTEL 2019 worldwide BEST STAFF 2019 worldwide BEST HOSTEL IN GREECE 2017 & 2018 & 2019 Stay Hostel is a comfortable and cozy hostel with a beautiful design. The hostel was completely renovated and newly furnished in 2015. Stay Hostel is located right in the heart of Rh...
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Hotel Lodos

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Hotel Lodos

Hotel Lodos is within 30 m from the many tavernas, shops, bars and restaurants in Fira. The island of Santorini is worth exploring for its volcanic backdrop, beautiful beaches & secluded coves. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 20 years of age. Non smoking....
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Windmill Naxos

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Windmill Naxos

The Windmill rooms are situated a 150 m from the town beach, 200 m from the town centre, 100 m from the bus stop to the port or to other places, about 800 m from the harbor, very close to restaurants cafes and bars, 20 m from the super market and the police station. All rooms have daily cleaning...
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Alsos House

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Alsos House

Located at the feet and gate to the Rocks, Alsos House is a bed and breakfast accommodation at the Old Town of Kalambaka (the area is called Sopotos) right under the rocks of Meteora. The location is ideal and the visitor has eye contact with the amazing land scape all the time. All rooms with balco...
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Hotel Frida

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Hotel Frida

Hotel Frida is situated at a peaceful neighborhood of Athens, near the top of Strefi Hill, only a few meters from the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Ideal place for budget travelers who want to meet, not only the Athens sightseeing, but also an original Athenian neighborhood. The guest...
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Meteora Central Hostel

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Meteora Central Hostel

New boutique Hostel in the heart of Kalambaka. Brand new beds and furniture in a totally renovated traditional house, original built on 1950! The Meteora Central Hostel is a very friendly place to stay. Runs by a family who also own the cafe bar right next door. Views to Meteora rocks and a small gr...
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Studios Margo

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Studios Margo

Margo Studios is combining the traditional island style with the modern updates in order to offer comfortable stay in a great atmosphere at the best price. It is located at a quiet area of Naxos Town, just a short walk (600 meters) from the port of the island and combines the relaxing atmosphere, t...
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Cocoon City Hostel

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Cocoon City Hostel

Cocoon City Hostel has taken the greatest care to design a stylish and comfortable hostel with custom made furnishings and eco-friendly building materials. Vivid colors and shapes adorn the hostel walls giving guests an extremely warm and unique experience. We are located just two blocks from the...
Cocoon City Hostel is a hostel in Chania. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Kumba Hostel

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Kumba Hostel

When an African girl and a Cretan guy decide to open a hostel! Kumba happens! We created Kumba with the idea of integrating the African and Cretan cultures into a one world friendly Hostel. Kumba is located in the heart of Chania, where you can enjoy the old city vibes on a budget. Kumba is loca...
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Natalie

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Natalie's Hotel & Apartments

Natalie's Hotel & Apartments is a family run hotel that has been around since 1995. We are back after a brief hiatus during which major restorations were done to upgrade the establishment in order to provide better service for all customers. Due to the familiar nature of the staff, you can expect th...
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Intra Muros Boutique Hostel

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Intra Muros Boutique Hostel

This family run hostel with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Intra Muros Boutique Hostel is the ideal place to stay while visiting Heraklion. Our own travel experience has taught us a lot, and helped us build this hostel from scratch, into what we believe the modern traveller wants! If you stay...
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Socrates Hotel Malia Beach

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Socrates Hotel Malia Beach

Socrates Hotel Malia beach are located few meters from Malia beach and only 5 minutes walk from the famous bars road of Malia, is one of the best places to be, in order to have fun and comfort at your holidays. You will be amazed of its beauty and luxury. Only 2 minutes by the sea, 5 min walk of...
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Rantos Apartments

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Rantos Apartments

Situated in a quiet area of lively Kavos in Corfu, just 100 metres from the resort centre and 200 metres from the beach, Rantos Apartments offer well-furnished, centrally located accommodation. Our apartments have air-conditioning, and are fully equipped with kitchenette facilities and other mod...
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Pansion Zaharoula

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Pansion Zaharoula

Pansion Zaharoula is located 600 m from the main square of Fira with several taverns and bars. All rooms at Pansion Zaharoula are bright and fitted with tiled floors. They include a mini fridge, coffee maker and TV with cable channels. Some rooms open to a balcony with Aegean Sea view, while the...
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O Xenonas Ton Mylon

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O Xenonas Ton Mylon

Traditional apartments and studios for rent, fully equipped at the picturesque fishermen's village of Myloi, 200m. away from the beach,5 minutes away from both Nafplion and Argos, too close to all the archaeological sites of Northeastern Peloponnese. - parking - baby facilities (baby bed, baby c...
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Siroco

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Siroco's Rooms and Studios

Siroco's is a small complex comprising of various types of rooms and studios, transfer include in the rate. Open all year around. It is situated in a quiet area within walking distance to the main town, beaches and clubbing areas. It has a swimming pool and is surrounded by a nice courtyard, bot...
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Olympic Hotel

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Olympic Hotel

A new traditional hotel with panoramic view to the corinthian golf, Air Conditioned throughout, central heating, and Breakfast room, TV lounge. All rooms with hairdryer, direct dial phone, mini Bar TV, Balcony with view to Corinthian Gulf. Conditions: Check in time - 12:00 Check out - 12:00...
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Morfoulas Studios

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Morfoulas Studios

Morfoulas Studios are located 100m from the center of Mykonos Town, up on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea. For those who prefer to stay close to Mykonos vibe, Morfoulas studios is the best choice for them. Being really close to the heart of Mykonos island, Morfoulas Studios offer both relaxed a...
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Villa Spiros

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Villa Spiros

This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Located in Laganas, a 4-minute walk from Laganas Beach, Villa Spiros Family Apts provides accommodation with free WiFi and access to a garden. All units are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, washing machine and kettle. A terrace with gar...
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Athens Quinta

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Athens Quinta

An architectural jewel in the center of Athens, beautifully designed and decorated with vintage style furniture and small unique artefacts. The Athens Quinta Hostel is a wonderful recently restored neoclassical manor in one of the most interesting and hip neighborhoods in the center of Athens Greece...
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Stelios Place at Perissa Beach

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Stelios Place at Perissa Beach

If you are looking to stay at the most recognized Hotel / Property at Perissa Beach, then Stelios Place is where you will find yourself. The number one travel guide in the world 'Lonely Planet' recommend Stelios Place as .... A great place and an absolute bargain!! We are located just 30 meters...
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Hotel Paros

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Hotel Paros

Located only 400 metres from the main port of Paros in Parikia. Hotel Paros is situated on the beachfront.,The beach stretches around the bay, called Livadia beach. It is a family friendly beach, with shallow waters,and lots of activities happening all day long. Enjoy smart views of the port, and...
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Rhodes Backpackers

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Rhodes Backpackers

Relax in this cool and Chilled Hostel in the heart of Rhodes. Here your always known by name. We are a family run Hostel with newly renovated rooms. We speak fluent Greek, English and Italian for your convenience. What more could you need, great outdoor lounge area, bar/cafe where breakfast is...
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Urban Donkey

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Urban Donkey

The modern and new hotel Urban Donkey is located at the city center of Thessaloniki near all major city sights. Our place is located join front of old Byzantium wall. You can easily find an outdoor parking space directly in front or around the hotel. By walk In 10-15 minutes you are in the heart...
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Little Big House

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Little Big House

Our new, warm and modern guesthouse is perfect for travelers looking for a quiet refuge where they can relax, meet people and experience all interesting aspects of Thessaloniki, from its rich culture and colorful history to its relaxed days and vibrant never-ending nightlife. We have eight spacio...
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Marios Studios

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Marios Studios

Family run Marios Studios consists of two buildings in a local style, surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens illuminated at night, and full of amazing flowers and trees. The owners also have available sun loungers and a BBQ for customers to fully enjoy the spacious garden area and its peaceful...
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Notos Heights Hotel & Suites Malia

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Notos Heights Hotel & Suites Malia

Notos Hotel & Suits can be found in Malia of Crete, only few minutes away from the beautiful old village of Malia, 15 minutes from the famous club street and 3 minutes driving away from the beach. Nevertheless will be amazed of its amazing view and luxury. It provides you with one of the best sea...
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Artemoulas

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Artemoulas

Artemoula’s Studios are set in a quiet location, only 300m away from Platis Yialos beach, offering a quiet and relaxing stay. Artemoulas' stylish studios in Mykonos have been recently renovated, featuring an elegant pop decor combined with design furniture and offer beautiful views of the sea and t...
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Vassiliki

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Vassiliki

This is a family owned and operated rooms and accomodation. Our rooms are spacious,very clean and decorated in a traditional Greek style.We offer rooms 2,3 and 4 person rooms complete with private bathroom, TV, AC, tea kettles and balconies.We are located 400 meters from the port and 50meters from t...
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Lemon Tree Hostel

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Lemon Tree Hostel

We offer a double bed in a dorm at a budget price for July and August Look into "basic six bed dorm" Price is for 1 bed that sleeps 2 breakfast included! ! ! Lemon Tree House is uniquely located in a small forest at the center of the Village of Batsi by a natural spring where fairies lived accor...
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Golden Sun Hotel

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Golden Sun Hotel

The Golden Sun hotel is located 400 m from the port on the main road going to the village of Ios, The Golden Sun hotel is a clean, friendly, family place, ideal for a relaxing holiday. The rooms all have private W.C., private balconies with a sea view, TV, air-conditioning and refrigerator....
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Greece.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Greece.

If you're already planning to visit Greece - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

The hike from Fira to Oia village

All in all, Greece is God’s own land which grows on you and rejuvenates the soul. As a traveller, I found discovering the inner beauty of Santorini in Greece, a promising experience and I hope you feel the same!

Dr. Amrin Kharawala

Early spring destination choice

Leaving in middle of Europe during the winter period might be quite exhausting. In the same time, your energy devastates each day with lack of sun or short days or boring rains and all of these winter and early spring spices. When you are at the end of your energy scale, you need to take one more deep breath before you face real summer in your own country. And there is a place for one deep breath: Athens in Greece, the best early spring ancient experience which will recover your energy as quickly as much, which will bring your smile back, updating your ten color and satisfying all your senses.

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5 essential Wedge experiences

Wedge started as a cray fisherman community, and there are a few permanent residents who call this their home year round. For most, it’s a weekend getaway, with those who have shacks visiting as often as they can and the beautiful stretch of coast attracting plenty of day trippers also. There are no shops, no mains electricity and no running water. And so yes, I survived my childhood without a screen of some kind for days or even weeks at a time. Days in my youth were spent exploring- bare foot, messy haired and slightly pink from the sun, and of course, learning. From the first time I drove a car, sitting on my dads lap, to successfully building a fire for marshmallow toasting and starting a generator- all skills that the outdoor lifestyle of Wedge forced upon me along with a sense of adventure. The Wedge community itself is a resilient one, the shack owners do not own any land as such and so over the years there has been many a ‘Save Wedge’ campaign, as investors want to grab hold of it or environmentalists oppose the access of the area. The community has banded together, and as yet no threats have persued. When people have a place they feel a connection to, their flame to fight is strong. The Wedge lifestyle, its beaches, its authenticy, is something worth fighting for. 5 essential Wedge experiences First off the rank would have to be, go to the beach. You literally cannot NOT go to the beach. It’s the main attraction, all tracks lead to it and everything about the lifestyle is based around it. On a perfect, hot summers day the crystal clear blue water could not be more inviting, whether it’s simply to cool off, to go surfing, snorkelling (though you may be chased by the couple of resident seals that hang around the island!), kitesurfing…. Park your car down there and enjoy the serenity. Bake in the sun (and bake you will, the white sand means the suns rays are reflective and if you paid any attention in Geography class you would know that the south west of Western Australia is in the direct line of the hole in the ozone layer. Take sunscreen.), go for a walk, build sandcastles, or play a game of beach cricket. If you like to throw in a line, do so. Wedge is known as a great fishing spot, from both the shore and for a day at sea. Please however respect the local fisheries laws and adhere to the Marine Park regulations as some areas are protected. My dad would always joke that he could hear the fish laughing at him from the other side of the invisible sanctuary line, but nonetheless it’s a no go zone. Marine life is abundant and we must all respect the laws in place to keep it that way. Head to the sand dunes south of the shack settlement and get high… into the sky. If you’re game and your car is equipped to do so, drive to the top. If you’re even gamer, and are prepared for sore muscles, walk/climb. Admire the view. Get out the body boards/sand boards and try to slide down. Be careful however, particularly when driving, the sand can fall away and you find yourself bogged very quickly and this is not fun. Don’t attempt to drive if you are inexperienced with 4WD. Pro tip: take your goggles. Yes, your snorkelling or swimming goggles. There is a 90 percent chance it will be windy. And there is sand. Lots of it. Trust me on this one. Take a walk inland and wander the bush tracks observing or photographing interesting sights. If you get lost, just head west, you’ll end up back on the beach and can work your way back. From the quirkiness of the shacks to the local shop (which works on a donation system and only sells bagged ice), and the town medical centre (first aid shack), the local sports oval (helicopter landing spot) and telecommunication point (good old fashioned noticeboard). Watch the sunset over the water over the Indian Ocean- Western Australia is not called the ‘Sunset Coast’ for no reason! I have seen many a beautiful sunset across the globe. From the beautiful descent over the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, to the famed Mediterranean sunset that hundreds flock to the small town of Oia on Santorini, Greece just to get a glimpse of. I can say with most certainty, on a clear day there is nothing more spectacular than a Wedge sunset over the water with the silhouette of a couple of crayfish boats. Grab your mates, grab some bevvies (that’s aussie for ‘beverage’) and park yourself to watch out for the ‘green flash’. It’s a thing, believe me. If you’re after the true local experience, join the procession of cars that converge at ‘the point’ at dusk. Stories are shared, praises of happiness heard and you’ll probably find yourself with a few new mates to wave at as you pass on the beach the next day. Finally, do nothing– this is the best part of Wedge. Here is a place where your emails can’t come through, you can finally find time to read that book or play a game of scrabble, and a siesta is an essential to escape the midday sun. Go ahead, enjoy it. Reality can wait a few hours (or days…). Getting there Although Wedge is best enjoyed over a few days, staying there is actually a little difficult. Though not strictly enforced, camping is not allowed due to environmental reasons and there is no accommodation at the settlement itself.  However, Lancelin and Cervantes, half an hour drive north and south respectively both have a range of accommodation from caravan parks to hotels. If you were after the outdoorsy camping experience, there are campsites around surrounding areas.

Bec Myers

Long haul flights are the bane of a traveller’s existence

The four-hour flight from home to Greece seems like a snooze in comparison.

Rebecca Pritchard

Queen Elizabeth and her birthday party in Athens

Just a few days after the official celebrations for the Queen’s birthday in London the British Ambassador hosted a reception in his residence in Athens on the occasion. As soon as I received my invitation I knew that it would be difficult to match Queen Elizabeth’s bright, monochromatic outfits but I got close wearing a green patterned Marimekko dress. The guests, including politicians, diplomats, artists and journalists queued in front of the Ambassador’ s residence, an impressive mansion in the centre of Athens. The guest of honor was Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, one of my favourite British actors, whom I got to greet and who recited Shakespeare’s sonnet 18, as well as some Henry V, commemorating Shakespeare’s 400 anniversary. His readings were definitely the highlights of the evening and Irons was simply astounding, to say the least. What is more, a number of events celebrating Shakespeare’s legacy have been scheduled by the British Council in Greece for theatre and literature lovers until September 2016: performances, screenings, talks and activities have been planned and are announced through their website under the title “Shakespeare Lives”.

Kika

Is Athens by Night honestly “that” cool?

Duh, what do you think I’m trying to say! In the five years I was away from Greece it was one of the three things I missed the most. The amazing and upbeat nightlife, especially when the weather is good nobody minds being out and about getting from one place to another. And let’s face it, the weather is good more often than not. The Iced coffees, the Greek Frappe, Freddo-Cappuccino & Freddo-Espresso are gold next to an average iced-latte in Northern Europe. And my beloved souvlakia (well, tasty food in general, no offense other countries). Those are the things that made me homesick.

Mary Vaporidi

Mykonos Greece - A heaven on earth

Carly On Earth

6. Jewish museum of Greece

  6. Jewish museum of Greece Athens has its fair share of museums, but I chose this one because I have a soft spot for small museums that yet reach big standards. The exhibition will guide you through the history not only of Greek Jews but also of Greece through World War II and the Civil War with very interesting storytelling. Afterward, you can have lunch down the street in Avocado, which makes delicious vegan burgers and pizzas. For a small museum themed day, the Museum of Islamic Art with its beautiful arabesques is also recommended.

Maria Zepatou

Kavala : The Greek Monte-Carlo

The city of Kavala could be described only as a diamond. The county of Kavala, it is nested in the northeastern part of Greece, in the province of Eastern Macedonia. 180 kilometers east of the sub-capital of Greece, Thessaloniki, it constitutes the border between two greek provinces: Macedonia and Thrace. The county of Kavala is divided into four smaller districts: Kavala district – with the capital city of Kavala, Paggaion district – with the capital town of Eleftheroupoli, Nestos district – with the capital town of Chrysoupoli (Nestos district took its name from the river Nestos which is located in the area) and Thassos district – with the capital town of Limenas (which is actually referred to Thassos island)

Evgenia Kemeli

Corfu – The green Greek Island

Corfu is the Greek Island on the north west side of the mainland. As they say, it is the greenest island of Greece! I admit that there are a lot of beautiful views all over the island!

justinaistravellingtheworld

Birdwatching in Greece - Lake Kerkini

Birdwatching is becoming a passion not only for the devoted biologist, but also to “common people” who love to travel, explore and mix nature with history. Such a place is Lake Kerkini, situated in the Macedonia region of Greece, just 40 kilometers from the border with Bulgaria.

Milena Radeva

The land of Gods and Goddesses

Everyone knows that Greece is famous for its culture and history. Wherever you go, it is a given that you will have a great sightseeing experience, the “taking a step inside history” kind of one. However, what makes the city of Thessaloniki so special is that, historical spots are spread around the city like bus stations! You could be walking between stores or coffee shops, and bump into an ancient ruin, or a small church or monument that was built back in the times of the Ottoman Empire. For this reason, some people are calling it an “open museum”. These unexpected historical encounters make tourism in Thessaloniki extra sweet, so make sure to always have you camera battery full before leaving your hotel! Of course, for those who want to go one step deeper, there are museums that teach about how the Greeks used to live during the five centuries under the Turkish invasion, and even back when Thessaloniki was a wealthy and influential Byzantine town. You will not only arrive home with an inventory full of pictures and souvenirs, but you will also bring back very useful and interesting knowledge about history and civilization!

Sandra Kolis

Remembering a forgotten place

Lemnos ( also found as Limnos) is located in norther Aegean, not very far away from the coasts of Greece and not very far away from the coasts of Turkey. As many places in this part of the word, Lemnos has a long past between myth and reality. It has been used as a key port during First World War and also as a metallurgy workshop for god Hephestus, not to mention that it hosted the first city of Europe.

eleanna

Monemvasia: A journey through time in Southern Greece!

I am sure that these are the things that pop into your mind when you hear the word ”Greece”!

Pittara Antonia

Best places to visit in Greece

The second you arrive at the Athens airport, a chilled windy breeze will welcome you, refreshing you and making up for the long hours spent sitting in the airplane. Athens has a good transport system, there are buses available at every 25-30 minutes, the subway, trolleys or taxis are also available.(for more information click here) A lot of the monuments and museums are in Athens itself so everything will be walking distance away for you. One bedroom apartments are also available if you’re looking for something more homely, the prices may vary but are affordable. I hope this article proves to be a good travel guide for all the people visiting Greece for the first time.

Divya Sharma

Greece: ideas to cheap traveling

What do you think first when you hear “Greece”? I’m pretty sure, your mind starts to show you images from books with statues of Zeus or Nike or ancient perfectly created Parthenon with it basement and columns so greatly implemented in Greek land that even strongest earthquakes could not move it from where it is. There is no easy way to sustain the charming attractions of Greece, whether we are talking about people, traditions, amazing landscapes or, of course, food.  But what can wide your understanding of Greece is a diverse body of cultural aspects that may be opened by a curious traveler, especially, for one oriented on cheap traveling.

Julia Shilova

Greek Easter Red Eggs: Breaking Bad!

Greek Easter and Greek Christmas are the two most significant festivals in Greece. They say Christmas is a happy holiday, while Easter is a sadder one. Yet, the events are so big in scale that even have overshadowed the birth of Christ.

Aretí

Zakynthos - Il Fiore di Levante

Greece is a country with thousands of islands, and every one of them is worth visiting. With its turquoise sea, its unique scent of Mediterranean, long summers and friendly and welcoming locals every year it is attracting more and more tourists from all around the world. No matter where I go and what I do, I always visit Greece at least once a year, because there is so much things to see, to experience and to explore. This time I will tell you something about my trip to Zakynthos, which is also called  Il fiore di Levante (the flower of the East).

Tamara Bacaro

Thasos: A Lesser Known Greek Island

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming of eternal sunshine, crystal clear water, Greek salad, blue and white houses, or Kostas from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? Well then Greek island life is exactly what you are looking for! Unfortunately (or fortunately for many Greek people), thousands of tourists flock to the volcanic isles of Greece every year, filling up all of the hotels, restaurants, and attractions that you may want to experience! Most people know the major tourist islands Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, etc., but during the summer a weekend in the cliffside town of Oia, Santorini will cost you on average around €500-€900 for your hotel alone. If you happen to be a twenty-something year old student like me, this would most likely fall way, way outside of a feasible budget. So how can you get the full experience of a beautiful Greek island for a fraction of the cost and at least half the number of tourists clogging up the beach?

Sage Vanier

The City Of Lefkada

The City, Isle of Lefkada. Greek ancient- ??????? is just another tropical island with special September magic. For those who are keen on planning their summer holiday in September, this is the right place to be.  Travel geeks and ancient, culture lovers probably know that Greece is the Balcan historical pearl with extraordinary history. Each day is  a new history.  Lefkada is considered as an island with the most changing climate over the past few years due to the water streams and frequent earthquakes.  The greatest part of the history has been devoted to the story of Odyssey from Itaka. As Homer described in his masterpiece, Greek antropologists determined that the directions from the book took place all over Nidri ( Lefkada) around including 6 other islands. Actually what is traditional about the of city of Lefakada not actually a city but a municipality of a few charming villages each inspiring by its own traditional culture and its own extravagant demographics. Lefkada is the only island which can be still accessed by car thanks to the floating bridge connecting Lefkada to the land which makes the things lots more easier for local tourists. What comes to the climate part, Lafkada is mostly appropriate for early autumn (September) period because of its mild, light hot air pressure during this period. Its not that recommended during hot summer days because of high water pressure, water streams and types of insects and animals. Well its an island, everything is possible :)! Lefkada is said to be the place that engrosses with special peacefulness during day time and long night techno, beach parties along with famous DJs. The most vibrant village is The city of Lefkada. Local villains kept their traditional food recipes and the traditional Greek cuisine all prepared with famous Greek homie Olive oil.

Jovanna

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