6 Tips for budget holidays in Kythira

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Kythira is one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, located in the Ionian Sea, below from the Peloponnese and above Crete. The island is known for its wonderful natural environment, its picturesque traditional villages, its amazing beaches with clear waters, its rich history, and its calm environment without crowds. Although Kythera is not considered an expensive tourist destination, you may be interested in some tips for a more affordable Kythera holiday.

Tourism is a widespread social activity that appeals to everyone, not having a lot of money to spend doesn’t mean you can’t have the vacation of your dreams. For example students often have limited financial means and budget holidays allow them to travel without spending a lot. Also young professionals starting their careers may not have a high income and budget holidays offer them an affordable option for relaxation. Families with many children where vacation costs increase with the number of family members, and budget vacations can help save money. Even retirees often have a steady, but lower income, and affordable vacations give them the opportunity to travel without straining their budget.

1 Travel off-season. The high tourist season in Kythera is from July to the end of August. If you want to save money, consider visiting the island in spring or autumn. The weather will still be warm, there is plenty and more pleasant sunshine, and of course there will be fewer tourists. Keep in mind that the seas of Kythera even after August are very warm.

2 Stay in rooms for rent or studios. There are many rental apartments and studios available in Kythira. This is a great option for budget travelers as it offers more privacy and flexibility than hotels. Especially during the off-peak period in August, you will find more and at more flexible prices.

3 Cook your own meals. Eating out can be expensive on the island. To save money, cook your own meals in your apartment or studio. There are many supermarkets and grocery stores on the island where you can buy supplies.
Look for local restaurants and taverns that offer more affordable food and local delicacies. You can also choose to enjoy a picnic in beautiful parts of the island. We inform you that it is strictly forbidden to light a fire for any reason.

4 Explore the island on foot or by bike. For hiking enthusiasts, there are many beautiful roads and hiking trails in Kythira. This is a great way to see the island and get some exercise at the same time. You can also rent a bike to explore.

Fournoi Beach
The Fournoi order is located to the north-east of Kythera, and its clear waters are a wonderful choice for your summer vacation.

5 Avoid organization. There are many beautiful beaches in Kythira, many of them are organized, i.e. umbrellas and sunbeds, but all of them have a free section where you can also freely enjoy the beauties of the beach. Be sure to bring a towel, sunscreen and water or your own umbrella.

6 Take advantage of free activities. There are many free activities to do in Kythira, such as hiking, cycling, swimming and exploring the villages. There are also many museums and archaeological sites that are free to visit.

We wish you the best vacation of your life on the island of Heavenly Venus!

By following these tips, you may be able to enjoy an affordable holiday in Kythira at the least possible cost, but certainly the same enjoyment and rejuvenation.

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