Stunning white beaches, turquoise water, magnificent mountain landscapes, delicious food, warm hospitality, and so much history. There is so much you can see in Greece in two weeks, and this guide will help you to plan. No matter what your budget is.
The best news is that Greece is an affordable destination.
So, how much will you really need per day according to your budget? What is the breakdown of costs to help you plan your time. We’ve visited Greece a number of times, sometimes on a budget and other times we’ve really treated ourselves.
Whether you’re travelling 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 – Best time to visit Greece?
As with many destinations in Europe, try to 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 incredibly busy. The Greeks are on vacation at this time too.
Visiting in 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 500 Cost per day: USD$30-$40
Accommodation on a shoestring budget
In the larger cities like Athens and Thessaloniki, accommodation is at its cheapest – you can find dorm rooms in hostels for about $14 per night. So your accomodation budget for Greece in two weeks can be less than $200.
If you’re travelling in pairs and would like to keep costs down, look for small independent hotels and guesthouses, these are priced from $15-20 per room per night. We use booking.com to book the cheapest deals on all kinds of accommodation.
As you start exploring the many surrounding islands, a bed for the night gets a little pricier. The most expensive on a budget can be $15-$18 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 here.
Food on a shoestring budget
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 a lamb or chicken gyros, (rotisserie grilled meats served wrapped in a flatbread such as a pita, with tomato, onion, a few chips and tzatziki sauce). These cost about $2.20 each. And it is a must eat no matter what your style or budget is on your Greece in two weeks holiday.
Greek bakeries are fantastic!
Keep your eyes peeled for a local bakery, these will keep you satisfied for minimum cost too. You can find freshly baked spanakopita pastry (spinach and cheese in filo) for $2.
A typical meal from a taverna will start from about $6.50 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 pm. 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
One 0.5l bottle of great local beer (Mythos) will cost you $1.40. Local wine will set you back about $2.00 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.
Both train and bus services are convenient ways to get around in Greece, however a five-hour journey on the mainland would cost you $35-50 one way, but a flight would get you there in a quarter of the time for a cheaper 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 popular Greek Islands takes about one hour, whilst ferries can take anywhere from 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.
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. Cost is about $25 per day, fuel is cheap and it’s a great option to be able to go and explore small beaches and villages at your leisure.
Alternatively, a scooter will cost you around $15-20 per day.
Visit the Acropolis (the Parthenon and the Erechtheion) and other main archaeological sites in Athens (such as Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora).
Greece in two weeks with a mid-range budget
Estimated budget: USD$800-$1,000 or EUR 700 – 900 Cost per day: USD$50-70
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.
On a mid-range budget, try and stick to street-style food for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy nicer dinners in the evening at local restaurants and tavernas.
Budget around $3-5 for each breakfast and lunch meal and $10-15 for a sit-down dish at a restaurant, which includes a drink.
Beers are inexpensive at around USD$1.40. You’ll pay a few extra dollars for an imported beer. A glass of local wine will set you back around $2-3. If you’d prefer locally bottled wine, you’ll pay around $4-5 per glass.
These options won’t change too much from the budget options already listed above. Flights are cheap and a quick way to get between islands.
If you’re booking overnight ferries, on this budget you’re able to book an overnight cabin with beds to rest and re-energize.
Experiences on a mid-range budget for Greece in two weeks
With a greater budget, you’ll be able to 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 the 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$1,550 – $1750 or EUR 1400 – 1600 Cost per day: USD$110
Lucky you! On this budget, you’ll be able to book a beautiful Airbnb with stunning views or a classy 4- or 5-star hotel or boutique. (Use our referral code and you’ll get $55 off your first booking).
The cost for this kind of accommodation will range from USD $90-$230 per night.
You can choose to eat almost anywhere you like, and many fine-dining restaurants will serve some delicious meals from $15-30.
We say that fresh seafood is always the best choice, accompanied by a chilled bottle of wine of course.
If drinking at your hotel, drinks will be triple the price than if you were to buy it from the small supermarket however, your budget gives you the option not to be too concerned.
Why not go all out and indulge in cocktails by the beach or swimming pool, these will cost about $8-10 each. The Greeks are quite 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.
If travelling long distances in Greece, domestic flights will be the quickest and generally the cheapest option, so it’s a win either way.
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).
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 $20-40 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.
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!
Hope you enjoyed our guide to Greece in two weeks on any budget. But don’t forget to pack travel insurance.
Things don’t always go to plan, and it’s good to know you’ll be covered if or when that happens. Don’t leave home without getting covered with the best travel insurance policy available.
Rach is a self-confessed travelling foodie. Her passion for food and culture has seen her eat her way through 186+ countries. She's currently on a big food adventure to visit EVERY country in the world!
When Rach isn't travelling, you can find her at the beach, drinking coffee or wine with friends or chowing down on the best eats around her home city of Melbourne, Australia.