Best Things To Do in Crete On A Budget

Greece is one of the most picturesque countries in Europe, and there’s no doubt that there are a lot of movies choosing Greece on their setting.

Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands, and it’s probably one of the best places you can go on holiday. There are amazing views, fantastic beaches, and food that will make your mouth water so much that you’ll nearly drown!

It’s such a brilliant place to go, and here are some of the best things you can do without breaking the bank!


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Walk Around Chania

Chania is the main city on Crete, and it’s such a gorgeous place to visit.

As the picture above shows, it’s a typical Greek island city that’s retained all the original architecture wherever possible.

This makes it perfect for Instagram photos, along with providing a whole host of things to do. Realistically, you could just walk around and see loads of cool buildings at sights for free. But, if you want to spend a little cash, then head to the ever-popular Agora Marketplace which is packed full of cute little independent stalls.

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Visit Seitan Limania Beach

While there are loads of beaches you can visit here, Seitain Limania is the best one.

Yes, it might be small, and yes it’s hard to get to, but it’s well worth it. All you have to do is rent a car in Crete, then drive a short distance from the main airport.

Then, you’ll stumble upon this quaint little paradise that’s perfect for relaxing. Lay down on the soft sand and gaze out onto the bright blue sea. It’s a great place to unwind, and it costs nothing to stay there!

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Take In The Venetian Harbour

The Venetian Harbour is one of the must-see places in Crete. Again, it’s completely free to go there, and you can stay around the area for as long as you like, taking some pretty incredible photos.

It’s just a very beautiful place that almost looks like it’s been plucked out of an artists painting. The pastel buildings are a joy to see, and there are plenty of cheap places to stop for a bite to eat while you’re there!

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Taste Some Authentic Greek Yogurt

If you think you’ve tried Greek yoghurt, then let me tell you something; you haven’t!

All the stuff they sell in shops over here is nothing compared to the real thing in Greece. To make things even better, Crete is home to some wonderfully cheap cafes that do some of the best Greek yogurts around.

There’s a little place called Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan Food which is very popular and has a delightfully budget-friendly menu.

Get some Greek yogurt from here, and your mind will be blown wide open. Plus, this cafe has some absolutely stunning views, and loads of other authentic Greek treats to try as well.

Best Things To Do in Crete on A Budget - The BeauTraveler

So, if you’re looking to make the most of your adventure in Crete, then these are the best things to do. They all help you see as much of the island as possible while taking in so much of the culture at the same time. What’s more, all the ideas on this list are affordable and budget-friendly!

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