The six most affordable beaches in Greece based on the price of five essentials

The 6 Most Affordable Greek Beaches

Greece has countless beautiful beaches. Some are located on the mainland while others on the stunningly beautiful islands. Since Greece has the eleventh longest coastline in the world it is almost impossible not to find a beach that fits your dreams. If you add to the mix that there are more than 380 beaches awarded the international Blue Flag for eco-quality, you have a good place to start!




To discover the best beaches in Greece is a task that you have to undertake yourself, based on your own ideal of beauty. On the other side if you need something affordable the latest TravelBird’s 2017 Beach Price Index features the six most affordable beaches in Greece. To calculate their affordability, they take under consideration  the price of five essentials for each destination: the cost of a bottle of sun cream (200 ml), a bottle of water (500 ml), a beer (33 cl bottle), lunch (including drink and dessert for one person), and an ice cream. Finally, the sum of these five essentials determined the final affordability ranking of each seaside location.

6 Most Affordable Greek Beaches

Beach

Region

Sunscreen

Water

Beer

Ice-cream

Lunch

Total

Navagio

Ionian Islands-Zakynthos

€12.24

€0.55

€1.30

€0.74

€11.80

€26.63

Red Beach

South Aegean-Santorini

€10.55

€0.55

€1.43

€0.79

€10.32

€23.64

Gerakini

Central Macedonia-Chalkidiki

€8.81

€0.49

€1.41

€0.79

€11.30

€22.80

Elafonisi beach

Crete

€8.38

€0.59

€1.42

€0.79

€9.83

€21.01

Plaka Beach

South Aegean-Naxos

€8.04

€0.54

€1.41

€0.69

€9.34

€20.02

Paleokastritsa

Ionian Islands-Corfu

€6.90

€0.54

€1.44

€0.77

€9.63

€19.28

Methodology

The TravelBird’s 2017 Beach Price Index  study has 310 of the most visited beaches in 70 countries based on local tourism board numbers and data from the UNWTO.

Total Price = $ Sunscreen + $ Water + $ Beer + $ Ice-cream +$ Lunch

Sunscreen costs calculated by taking an average cost from a store in local resort/hotel, a hostel and local pharmacy or supermarket (all where available), for SPF 30, 200 ml.

Lunch costs calculated by taking full meal cost, including a drink and dessert, for one person from a walking distance of maximum 10 minutes from the beach or the closest establishments to it (largely within tourist areas), outlets include hotels and restaurants.

Beer costs were calculated by taking an average of the biggest local beer brand along with the retail cost of Heineken, Budweiser, Becks, Guinness and Fosters at local prices, where available. Where sizes were not available, calculations were undertaken to make serving sizes equal.

Water calculations were found by taking the three largest local brands and calculating an average of these.

Ice-cream costs calculated by taking an average prepackaged branded ice-cream price in the capital city of each country and applying consumer produce cost differences to each area, where applicable.


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  1. Hogward August 28, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I really like the view of beach which had shared here. I must explore this beach and see this view with my own eyes. But in this time, I am busy in my Yosemite tour guide. So after this tour, I will explore this beach.

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