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These Are The 7 Cheapest Vacation Destinations In Europe

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Nearly everyone dreams of a vacation in Europe. The continent’s culturally rich destinations lure tourists who come to experience something different from their homes.

With remarkable historic sites, dynamic cultures, and delicious food, it is no surprise that Europe is one of the most visited regions in the world.

Aerial view of Porto Timoni, Afionas region, Corfu with turquoise waters and a sandy beach

But a trip to Europe is not always within reach for many travelers. The cost of airfare, accommodations, food, and entertainment can add up fast.

If you are curious about which places are the most affordable to visit, look no further. The UK Post Office has just released a list of the most affordable destinations based on eight pricing indicators.

The data does not take into consideration airfare or accommodations, as those are travel costs that fluctuate greatly based on individual needs.

a view of a person looking at blue water at Cala des Moro. Mallorca

7. Majorca, Spain

The beautiful island of Majorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, has long been a popular tourist destination.

Majorca offers visitors a little bit of everything. From rustic villages and olive groves to pristine beaches with legendary clubs and everything in between, Majorca also offers good value for tourists.

In Majorca, tourists can expect to pay $2.50 for a coffee, and less than $70 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.  

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a woman walks down a street with stone buildings in Mallorca

6. Funchal, Madeira

The Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is a gorgeous European destination off the northwest coast of Africa.

The region’s seaside capital, Funchal, is Maderia’s largest tourist center and has been around since 1508, and the city has a great balance of history, culture, nature, and entertainment.

Additionally, it happens also to be one of the most affordable destinations. In Funchal, tourists can expect to pay less than $3 for a bottle of beer and around $70 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.

boats and land at Camara de Lobos villageFunchal, Madeira

5. Corfu, Greece

Corfu, the beautiful Greek island just off the coast of the Albania/Greece border, is home to historic palaces, fantastic beaches, and plenty of great hotels.

Over the years, the island has received influence from various cultures, including Venetian, French, and English, which has given it unique cultural attributes that visitors love to experience.

In Corfu, tourists can expect to pay around $0.55 for a bottle of water, and $60 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.

Beautiful Bay Surrounded By A Turquoise-Colored Ocean In Corfu, Ionian Sea, Western Greece

4. Paphos, Cyprus

One of Cyprus’s most popular tourist areas is the city of Paphos on the island’s southwest coast.

Many of the island’s most luxurious resorts are nearby, and the city serves as a great base for exploring the surrounding beaches, historic sites, and mountain towns.

Paphos contains impressive archaeological sites that are well worth visiting, including the UNESCO-listed necropolis, Tombs of the Kings, which dates back to the 4th century BC.

In Paphos, tourists can expect to pay just over $3 for a coffee, and $68 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.

Aerial View Of Paphos Castle, Paphos, Cyprus

3. Costa del Sol, Spain

Southern Spain’s Costa del Sol region is a popular beach destination with several charming towns, including Malaga, Marbella, and Mijas.

The area attracts hoards of tourists who come to bask in the warm Mediterranean sun and take in the vibrant Spanish culture.

In Costa del Sol, tourists can expect to pay less than $3 for a glass of wine and around $60 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.

Young Female Traveler With A Straw Hat Gazing At The Malaga SKyline, Andalusia, Southern Coast Of Spain, Europe,

2. Algarve, Portugal

Portugal’s southernmost region, The Algarve, is a vacation paradise. The area is known for its picturesque beaches backed by dramatic golden cliffs with warm, calm waters.

The Algarve typically sees around 4 million visitors each year who flock to popular towns like Faro and Lagos.

In the Algarve, tourists can expect to pay $1 for a cup of coffee and less than $50 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.

Faro Portugal City Center Mansion

1. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

One of Bulgaria’s most popular seaside resort towns is Sunny Beach, located on the shores of the Black Sea. By day, tourists enjoy the long sandy beach, nearby cultural landmarks, and ancient ruins.

When the sun goes down, Sunny Beach becomes a party animal’s paradise, with epic clubs, beach parties, and bars that stay open until the break of day.

In Sunny Beach, tourists can expect to pay $2.30 for a bottle of beer and just $44 for a three-course meal, including a bottle of wine, for two people.  

beach loungers line the beach in sunny beach Bulgaria

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David Golber

Thursday 6th of April 2023

Try Ohrid, North Macedonia. Espresso one dollar at the classy place overlooking the lake. Beer less than two dollars a bottle in restaurants. A bottle of good wine less than ten dollars in restaurants. Good food, friendly people. Young people speak English. Fly directly into Ohrid from many places in Europe.


Thursday 20th of April 2023

@David Golber, Love Lake Ohrid! I’ve been to both the North Macedonian and Albanian sides. Idyllic places with lovely people and a great value.

Romjan ali

Saturday 1st of April 2023


Jack Ferlise

Friday 31st of March 2023

Sounds like a deal.


Friday 31st of March 2023

Lol, what about Albania, Ksamil and other cities? 😂😂

Gregory Homatas

Friday 31st of March 2023

50 euro cents approximately 55 US cents is the standard price for a bottle of water all over Greece by law.