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How much did I spend while in Greece? This was the most asked question after I shared on How to Plan a Trip to Greece. I had a tough time finding this information in preparation for the trip so I am very happy to answer that question.

While in Greece, I noted down every single thing I bought and its price. This mainly includes food, transport and activities. Here is the day to day break down of what I did and how much I spent during the two nights in Athens, the 2 nights in Mykonos and the 3 nights in Santorini in October 2017.

Day 1 – Athens

Taxi from airport to accommodation = 10 Euros per person (R161)

Dinner – pita with chicken kalamaki (kebabs)+ Fanta lemon = 2.5 Euros + 1.5 Euros (R64)

Water = 1.5 Euros (R24)

Total = 15.5 Euros (R249)

Day 2 – Athens

Train ticket = 4.5 Euros (R72)

Entrance to Acropolis = 20 Euros (R322)

Ice cream = 11.50 Euros (R185) – I CAN’T BELIEVE I BOUGHT THIS *hides*

Late lunch= 8 Euros + 2.5 Euros (R169)

Starbucks tall pumpkin spice frappuccino = 4.8 Euros (R78)

Total =51 Euros (R826)

Day 3 – Mykonos

Airbnb host gave lift from accommodation to the airport = 10 Euros x 4 (R161)

Cab from Airport to accomodation = 4 Euros (R64)

Lunch – seafood pasta and water to drink = 17 Euros (R273)

Ice cream = 4 Euros (R64)

Total =35 Euros (R562)

Day 4 – Mykonos

Brunch – pita with pork kalamaki + water = 5.8 Euros (R94)

Bus ticket to Paradise Beach = 3.6 Euros (R58)

Pizza = 8 Euro (R129)

Ice-cream = 7.9 Euros (R127)

Supper = 3.5 Euros (R56)

Total= 29 Euros (R464)

Day 5 – Santorini

Brunch – Sandwich + glass of wine = 3.5 Euros + 4 Euros (R121)

Ice-cream = 6 Euros (R97)

Transport from Port to accommodation = 25 Euros/4 (R101)

*We made our own supper this night using complimentary groceries provided by our airbnb host πŸ™‚

Total = 20 Euros (R318)

Day 6 – Santorini

Refreshments and snacks = 7 Euros (R113)

Brunch (baguette + juice) = 7.5 Euros (121)

Bus ticket to red beach = 2 Euros (R32)

Bus ticket to black beach = 3.6 (R58)

Bus ticket home = 2.4 Euros (R39)

Ice cream = 4 Euros (R64)

Supper – pita with chicken = 6 Euros (R94)

Total = 32.5 Euros (R521)

Day 7 – Santorini

Excursion to hot springs and active volcano = 20 Euros (R322)

Entrance to volcano = 2.5 Euros (R40)

Donkey ride = 3 Euros (R48)

Ice cream = 2 Euros (R32)

Lunch = 3 Euros (R48)

Ice cream again = 5 Euros (R80.5)

Bus ticket to Oia = 1.8 Euros (R29)

Dinner at Oia (Mousaka, lemonade, baklava) = 24.5 Euros (R394)

Total = 62 Euros (R994)

Day 8 – Santorini

Glass of wine = 5.4 Euros (R86)

Brunch = 3 Euros (R47)

Bubble waffle with ice cream = Β 5 Euros (R80.50)

Bus ticket to airport = 2 Euros (R32)

Total = 15.4 Euros (R246)

Grand total = 260 Euros (R4 186)

All together I spent 260 Euros (R4 186) while in Greece.

Tips for spending less

  • I packed my own cereal from South Africa which I ate most mornings to save me from buying breakfast. I also packed some light snacks like dried fruit and biscuits.

Ways I could have spent less

  • Buy less ice cream! LOL I committed to buying ice cream every day which cost me quite a bit but I enjoyed every single one.

Fortunately there were lots of sales during the time we visited so I did some shopping too. I bought bikinis, purses, shoes, caps and a watch. Altogether my shopping adds up to another R4000. Which makes my overall total including shopping just over R8k.


  • Lesedi

    November 13, 2017

    Thank you Farirai! This is really helpful, especially the tip on how to save money on food – love it! I want to travel more, and budgeting is where I struggle the most and end up not going anywhere. These tips and cost breakdown are very useful. Hope to see you soon!

  • November 13, 2017

    I’ve always wanted to visit Santorini. Thanks to you I might just put my stinginess aside and do it!πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

  • Charles Sanyika

    November 22, 2017

    Interesting! Proves that holidays are not necessarily expensive.

  • Vuli

    December 10, 2017

    Definitely a destination that needs to be on everybody’s bucket list! When I go I think I’ll owe you an ice-cream as thanks for all the euros saved πŸ™‚

  • Suama Abiatar

    December 16, 2017

    This was a great blog. I have always wanted to do Greece and having to hear about the costs from a fellow wine lover/ice cream (πŸ˜‚)monster gives me a rough idea of how much to plan.

    The suprise bikini shopping and everything that is an emergency was an added bonus.

  • Baitshepi Kunene

    January 8, 2018

    I loved this Blog!

  • November 8, 2018

    Such invaluable info. I’m really grateful. Thank you so much!!!! ❀️❀️❀️

  • November 21, 2018

    My goodness! Loved the detail and clarity of this blog post so much. Super super helpful! The ice-cream looked really amazing! I guess we all have our weakness πŸ™‚

  • Evah

    March 19, 2019

    I am also loving this blog. I saw you on Real Talk. This makes me to be open to travelling & Greece is thee place visit. I just like the way you breakdown the spending. Go go GoPhari!!


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