Autumn is a great time to visit Europe because then there are no longer such crowds of tourists as in summer, the weather is not so hot, and the prices, especially for accommodation, are somewhat lower.
The publication Travel Off Path named the top 5 cheapest countries in Europe to visit this fall.
1. Albania. Tourists are attracted by the pristine beaches of this small Balkan country. As with its famous neighbors – Greece and Italy, the beaches in Albania are beautiful, there are both sandy and pebbly options. But for a much lower price. Meanwhile, away from the coast, Albania’s vibrant and creative capital of Tirana is a great place to explore the country’s unique cultural heritage, and at affordable prices too.
The average price of a hotel room in Albania is $49, while a night at a 5-star hotel costs an average of $81 per night. A pint of local beer will cost only 2 dollars, a cappuccino or latte – less than 1.5 dollars, and a lunch in an inexpensive restaurant – about 7 dollars.
2. Poland. This neighboring country Ukraine can boast both beautiful nature and many cultural monuments.
Coffee in a Polish cafe will cost guests an average of 2-4 dollars, and lunch in a restaurant – 4-8 dollars. The average price of a room in a mid-range hotel in Poland is $54 per night. However, if you wish, you can book a room in a hotel in the country for only 20 dollars per night, while a night in the most expensive five-star hotels will cost about 400 dollars.
3. Latvia. This is one of the most famous vacation spots in Eastern Europe. Most tourists go only to the capital Riga, although the whole country has something to offer guests.
A bottle of water in Latvia will cost about 70 cents, and a beer in a bar – about $2.50. Dinner for two at local restaurants will cost an average of $23. The average nightly cost of a mid-range hotel room in Latvia is $64 per night. If you’re on a budget, the best 2- and 3-star hotels start at $30 per night.
4. Hungary. It is one of the most majestic countries in Europe. This is especially true in the capital, Budapest, which boasts ornate buildings, Gothic architecture, and beautiful thermal baths. However, all this does not come with such a high price as you might expect. At the same time, the cost of living in the low season can be 50% lower than in the high season.
The average hotel price in Hungary is $64 per night, while a luxury standard hotel room can cost an average of $104 per night. A cup of coffee in Hungarian cafes will cost about 1.5 dollars, and a good lunch will cost about 10 dollars.
5. Romania. This country is incredibly diverse geographically – there are snow-capped mountains, Black Sea beaches, and the best-preserved river delta in Europe. Romania also boasts great cultural heritage sites, and the Romanians themselves are very hospitable and friendly to tourists and travelers.
The average price for a room in Romania is 50 dollars, and if you are on a budget, you can find a room in a budget hotel for 35 dollars. At the same time, quality housing in Romania is cheaper than in other European countries. The same can be said about eating in establishments where a good lunch costs only 12 dollars.
As DIP reported, experts previously named the best beach destinations in Europe.