two weeks in greece

The best news is that Greece is an affordable destination.

So, how much will you need per day according to your budget?

What is the breakdown of costs to help you plan your time? We’ve visited Greece several times, sometimes on a budget and other times we’ve treated ourselves.

Whether you’re travelling for two weeks in Greece on a shoestring, in luxury, or somewhere in between, here are the approximate costs for Greece in two weeks.

Greece in Two Weeks For Any Budget:

When is the best time to visit Greece?

As with many European destinations, plan your visit outside the peak summer season of July and August. During this period, prices skyrocket, the weather is blistering hot, and it’s jam-packed. The Greeks are on vacation at this time, too.

Visiting during the shoulder season is recommended. (between May-June or September) This will reward you with pleasantly warm days and cooler nights.

If you have no other option but to visit during peak season, we’d recommend budgeting extra money for spending two weeks in Greece.

Also, keep in mind that if you plan on moving quickly between islands, this will add additional costs for transport.

The mainland and islands close to it will be cheaper than the well-known islands such as Santorini, Mykonos, and Paros.

Greece in two weeks with a shoestring budget

Estimated Budget: USD$550 or EUR 520
Cost per day: USD$35-$45

Accommodation on a shoestring budget

In larger cities like Athens and Thessaloniki, accommodation is at its cheapest – you can find dorm rooms in hostels for about USD 16 per night. So your accommodation budget for Greece in two weeks can be less than USD 260.

If you’re travelling in pairs and want to keep costs down, look for small independent hotels and guesthouses priced from USD 30-40 per night.

We use Booking.com to book the cheapest deals on all kinds of accommodation.

As you explore the many surrounding islands, a bed for the night gets a little pricier. The most expensive on a budget can be $16-20 per night for a dorm bed in a hostel.

Smaller hotels will set you back around $40-50 per night. Check the best rates on hotels in Greece on Booking.com.

Food on a shoestring budget 

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Greece in two weeks doesn’t have to cost a fortune – Food is delicious and often very affordable.

Food in Greece is quite affordable, especially if you’re willing to eat from small gyros shops. These places offer cheap, easy and filling meals and snacks

Try lamb or chicken gyros (rotisserie grilled meats wrapped in a flatbread such as a pita, with tomato, onion, a few chips and tzatziki sauce). These cost about USD 3.20 each.

And it is a must eat no matter your style or budget on your Greece in two weeks holiday.

Greek bakeries are fantastic!

Keep your eyes peeled for a local bakery; these will also keep you satisfied for a minimum cost. You can find freshly baked spanakopita pastry (spinach and cheese in filo) for USD 2.20.

A typical meal from a taverna will start at about USD 7.50 per person. Order some grilled pork or lamb, fresh seafood, or calamari with chips and salad.

Greeks tend to eat dinner quite late, around 9 or 10 p.m. Always choose a restaurant with lots of locals dining there. It’s always a good sign that prices will be more affordable and the food will be fresh.

Check out These Food Tours in Athens

Drink

One 0.5l bottle of great local beer (Mythos) will cost you USD 1.80. Local wine will set you back about USD 2.50 per glass. (ask for house wine from the barrel, not bottled).

Tip: Order a carafe of wine if you’re sharing with someone; it’s cheaper.

Transport

Both train and bus services are convenient ways to get around Greece; however, a five-hour journey on the mainland would cost you USD 45-60 one way, but a flight would get you there in a quarter of the time for a lower price.

Flights within Greece are super cheap and convenient. Budget airlines such as Aegean, Olympic, and RyanAir offer regular flights. Browse the best deals on Skyscanner.

A flight from Athens to some of the most famous Greek Islands takes about one hour, while ferries can take 5 to 10+ hours.

Ferries between the Greek islands do run frequently. For a standard ticket (no overnight cabin required), check the schedules online to book your ticket.

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Experiences for Greece in two weeks on a budget

This won’t change much between different budgets, so if you’re on a shoestring, you already know that Greece is all about the beaches, the sun and relaxing, which is free.

A popular activity on the islands is to hire a four-wheeled motorbike and explore the island. The price is about USD 60-80 per day, fuel is cheap, and it’s a great option to go and explore small beaches and villages at your leisure.

Alternatively, a scooter will cost you around USD 40-45 daily.

Greece in two weeks - Acropolis
Greece in two weeks – A highlight of any trip to Greece is visiting the Acropolis in Athens.

If you’re exploring Athens for a few days, read our ideal itinerary for what to do in Athens in one day first.

A visit to the Acropolis is a must, and it’s included in the one-day itinerary above.

We recommend booking this ticket and skip the line: Acropolis of Athens admission ticket

If you’d like to see more ancient history, check out the most popular tours below:

Visit the Acropolis (the Parthenon and the Erechtheion) and other main archaeological sites in Athens (such as Hadrian’s Library and the Ancient Agora).

Greece in two weeks with a mid-range budget

Estimated budget: USD 900-1,100 or EUR 845 – 1000
Cost per day: USD 65-75

Accommodation on a mid-range budget

For a comfortable guesthouse or family-run mid-range hotel/ self-contained studio, expect to find a room from USD 30-$80 per night.

This will vary, depending on your location. The more popular islands, such as Mykonos or Santorini, will always be more expensive than the lesser-known islands, and prices will always reflect this.

Food

On a mid-range budget, stick to street-style food for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy nicer dinners in the evening at local restaurants and tavernas.

Budget around USD 3-5 for each breakfast and lunch meal and USD 10-15 for a restaurant sit-down dish, including a drink.

Greece in two weeks - Mykonos town
If you can, include Mykonos in your Greece in two weeks itinerary

Drinks

Beers are inexpensive at around USD 1.50. You’ll pay a few extra dollars for an imported beer. A glass of local wine will set you back around USD 2-3. You’ll pay around USD 4-5 per glass if you’d prefer locally bottled wine.

Transport

These options won’t change too much from the abovementioned budget options. Flights are cheap and a quick way to get between islands.

If you’re booking overnight ferries on this budget, you can book an overnight cabin with beds to rest and re-energise.

Experiences on a mid-range budget for Greece in two weeks

With a greater budget, you can choose a few more organised trips or activities such as half-day sightseeing trips, nightlife excursions, jet-ski hire, and Greek dinner shows.

Tip: Shop around a little before paying for a day trip. You’ll find that hotels and resorts will sell same-day trips for a much higher price than what you can find in town. 

Alternatively, check out Viator or Get Your Guide for a range of awesome things to do in Greece in two weeks holiday.

Greece in two weeks with a luxury budget

Estimated budget: USD 1,650 – 1850 or EUR 1550 – 1760
Cost per day: USD 120 – 140

Accommodation on a luxury budget

Lucky you! You can book a beautiful Airbnb with stunning views or a classy 4- or 5-star hotel or boutique on this budget.

This accommodation will range from USD 90- 230 per night.

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Food

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Greece in two weeks on any budget – Eat out at the many restaurants.

You can choose to eat almost anywhere, and many fine-dining restaurants will serve some delicious meals from USD 20-30.

We say that fresh seafood is always the best choice, accompanied by a chilled bottle of wine.

Drinks

Greece in two weeks - cheers
Greece has great options for luxury accommodation. Some come with a million dollar view.

If you drink at your hotel, drinks will be triple the price if you buy them from a small supermarket; however, your budget gives you the option not to be too concerned.

Why not indulge in cocktails by the beach or swimming pool? These will cost about USD 8-12 each.

The Greeks are pretty generous with spirits. Your cocktail of vodka, lime, and soda will likely have a strong kick, which is ideal if you plan on partying in the world-renowned clubs of Mykonos until the early morning.

Transport

If travelling long distances in Greece, domestic flights will be the quickest and generally the cheapest option, so it’s a win.

Prices can vary according to what time of year you’re travelling, but as a guide, a flight from Athens to Corfu in June is around USD 57 (Aegean Airlines).

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If flights are sold out, your next best option is to check out the ferry service. Browse the schedules here.

Experiences for Greece in two weeks in style

On this budget, you could join some day trips and excursions to explore the area in greater depth.

Perhaps an evening of nightclubbing hopping in Mykonos is more your style? Entry fees to some of the top nightclubs are from USD 25-45 per club.

Greece is all about gorgeous views and relaxing in the sun and warm evening temperatures. Why not head to a rooftop restaurant or bar, order a Greek mezze platter, a cold beer or cocktail and watch the sunset over the horizon?

Check out these incredible experiences and things to do in Mykonos and the best things to do in Santorini.

Tip: Consider ordering a Lonely Planet Travel Guide for Greece. These books are a great source of information for every traveller. If you don’t want to carry the weight of a guidebook, they offer an E-Book version too.

Whatever your budget is to spend two weeks in Greece, one thing is for sure: you are guaranteed to fall in love with this place!

Greece in two weeks - windmills
Two weeks in Greece will allow you to see the main highlights and have time to relax.

Travel Tips for Greece

You may also enjoy reading our perfect itinerary for spending one day in Athens, and we’ve got you covered with the best places to eat in Athens too.

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Take yourself on a food adventure around this country, and be sure to try these 8 delicious foods in North Macedonia.