Greece Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Santorini Greece Travel Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day.

To be fair, this is actually a breakdown of Santorini, since it is the only part of Greece we visited. We had plans to visit Athens, but plans changed when our flights were not going to work out for our next country. Therefore, Athens got cut and we ended up only spending time on Santorini. We knew there was basically a 0% chance of keeping our budget to $100/day, so we enjoyed ourselves and were happy to go over budget to enjoy this beautiful island. 🙂

We had family visiting, which actually helped in that we split accommodations for our Airbnb stay. So, the cost could have been even higher! For seven days of sun, fun, blue skies, blue roofs and unreal views, we spent $214.91 USD/day for 2 people. EPIC FAIL!

Here we go…

Spending Breakdown

Accommodations: $328.37 USD (We spent one night in a hotel on the less touristy side of the island and shared an Airbnb apartment with two other people for five nights.)

Transportation: $726.12 USD (Flights from Kraków, including two unused flights and taxis on the island. We wasted some money here on the flights, but it was worth it for our sanity.)

Food: $343.98 USD (We drank plenty of local white wine on our patio and we loved the gyro man!)

Sightseeing: $42.05 USD (Boat trip to volcano and other surrounding islands.)

Santorini Volcano Boat Trip


Souvenirs: $0 USD

Other: $63.82 USD (Toiletries including a bunch of sunscreen, plus laundry.)

Total Cost: $1504.34 USD

Other stats from our time in Greece

# of beds slept in: 2

# airports slept in: 1

# trains/buses/airplanes slept in: 0

Favorite Activity/Location: (Alana) Hiking from Fira to Oia. It is a three hour hike, but the views were amazing and worth every step. (Matt) Spending time with my sister in Greece. You don’t need much more than that, except maybe some wine. 😉

Spending breakdown for travel to Santorini Greece

Wonderful hike, beautiful day!

Favorite Food: (Alana) I was in falafel pita heaven at Lucky’s Souvlakis. They were less than $3.00 and the best I have ever had! (Matt) The gyros were solid, but I did have some great baklava which I enjoyed with a coffee one morning. Fantastic!

Best gyros in Santorini

Best Gyros in Santorini!

The best baklava in Santorini

Sunday morning baklava!

Favorite Beer: (Alana) The beer was pretty forgettable but I did enjoy plenty of local wine. At $6 for a liter and half, you can’t go wrong. (Matt) Mythos was the standard. On draft or by the bottle, it always went down smooth.

Local wine in Santorini is cheap

A nice dinner with local wine on a quiet beach

Worst Experience: (Alana) Nothing to note. Wait, actually there was something I didn’t like: Matt’s mustache in every photo! 😉 (Matt) Nothing. I really enjoyed Santorini.

Fira Santorini

See what I mean?! 😉

Could we live here? Santorini is absolutely stunning, but I think we would get bored if we lived there permanently. We’d love to visit again and stay at one of the high end hotels in Oia!

How do you think we did?! Did you think the daily average would be higher?

About Alana

Alana is one-half of Great Big Globe. She loves animals, the Wisconsin Badgers, exploring new countries and chasing the sun.

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