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Accommodation in Greece remain a bargain. Budget accommodations in Greece are usually found in rooms to let (domatia), hostels, campgrounds, and budget hotels. Prices given in this guide are for the high season. Off-season prices (Oct.-May) are 20-40% cheaper than in high season. Prices may rise on weekends and are usually reduced for extended stays; when renting a room in a domatia, prices are completely negotiable, especially during the week and off season.. During high season (especially July and August), consider making reservations-you may not be able to find a room if you wait until you arrive on an island.

Rooms to let(Domatia). Private homes all over Greece put up signs offering rooms to let. Domatia are perhaps the ideal budget accommodation: they are cheap and as safe as hotels, and allow you to stay in a Greek home and absorb some local culture. At more popular destinations, proprietors with rooms to let will greet your boat or bus, a practice which is theoretically illegal, but common. Always negotiate with domatia owners before settling a price. Before you accept an offer at portside, have a set destination in mind and look for people whose domatia are in the area you want. Many rooms offered at the port or bus stops are inexpensive; since the proprietors are in direct competition with the other domatia owners, good deals abound. Make owners pinpoint the location of their houses to make sure that "ten minutes away" means ten minutes on foot. Don't pay until you've seen the room.

While domatia may be run like small hotels in tourist towns, domatia in out of the way places can provide warm offers of coffee at night and friendly conversation. Prices are quite variable, but you can expect to pay about € 12-17 for a single (€25 for a double) in the more remote areas of northern and central Greece, and €15-20 for a single (€25-35 for a double) on heavily travelled islands. Most private rooms operate only in high season and are the best option for those arriving without reservations.

Hostels. Hostels-typically are dorm-style accommodations, sometimes in single sex large rooms with bunk beds-are not as prevalent in Greece as they are throughout the rest of Europe . Those that exist (usually in the most popular tour­ist destinations) are almost never affiliated with an international hostelling organization. Thus, a hostelling membership won't do you much good. In Greece , a bed in a hostel will average around €7. You can expect showers and sheets. Hostels are not regulated, so don't be surprised if some are less than clean or don't offer sheets and towels.

Hotels. The government oversees the construction and (seemingly random) classification of most hotels. Proprietors are permitted to charge 10% extra for stays of less than three nights, and 20% extra overall from July until September 15. Most D- and E-class hotels start at €15 for singles and €25 for doubles. A hotel with no singles may still put you in a room by yourself. If a hotel owner solicits you, offering to drive you, make sure you establish the location on a map: it may be miles away.

Late at night, in the off season, or in a large town, it's a buyer's market and bargaining is appropriate. As a security deposit, hotels often ask for your passport and return it when you leave. Don't give it to them-suggest that they take down your passport number or offer to pay up front. You can often leave your luggage in the reception area during the afternoon, though check-out is at 11am or noon .

To charge you more, hotel owners may offer you only their most expensive rooms, compel you to buy breakfast, squeeze three people into a hostel-size triple and charge each for a single, or quote a price for a room that includes breakfast and private shower and then charge extra for both. Don't pay until you've seen the room. If a room seems unreasonably expensive, stress that you don't want luxuries and they may give you a cheaper option. The tourist police are on your side. If a hotel flagrantly violates the prices shown by law at the front desk or behind each room's front door, or if you think you've been exploited, threaten to report the hotel to the tourist police. The threat alone often resolves "misunderstandings."

Camping in Greece releases you from monotonous hotel rooms and hostel regulations and saves you a large amount of money. The Greek National Tourist Organization is primarily responsible for campgrounds; most official GNTO campgrounds have drinking water, lavatories and electricity. Many campgrounds rent tents for a low fee. The Hellenic Touring Club also runs a number of campgrounds, especially in northern Greece (ask at local tourist offices for more information). In addition, Greece has many private campgrounds, which may include pools, discos, mini-markets, and tavernas. Prices depend on the facilities; you'll usually pay roughly €4.50 per person, plus €3 per tent.



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 Venetian House
In the Chania Old Town district of Chania, close to Koum Kapi Beach, Venetian House has a terrace, free WiFi and a washing machine. With sea views, this property has a balcony. more...
 Eternal Apartments
Located in Mikonos in the Myconos region, with Megali Ammos Beach and Agia Anna Beach nearby, Eternal Apartments provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. more...
 Lindos Aqua Luxury Villa
Located 1312 feet from Lindos Acropolis in Líndos, new-built Lindos Aqua Luxury Villa features free WiFi, a spa bath and a patio. A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen. more...
 Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments
Located directly on the municipal beach of Elounda, family-run Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments is 5.6 mi from Agios Nikolaos. It features a swimming pool with pool bar. more...
 Lindos Diamond Exclusive Villa
Located in Lindos, just 656 feet of Saint Paul’s Bay, this detached holiday home is 656 feet from Lindos Acropolis and just a minute’s walk from the village center. more...
 Elychryson
Located a 3-minute walk from Limenas Hersonissou Beach, Elychryson provides accommodations with a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. more...
 Naxos Dream Aphrodite Studios
Located just 33 feet from Agios Georgios Beach and 492 feet from the central square of Naxos, Naxos Dream Aphrodite Studios offers elegantly decorated studios with free WiFi access. more...
 Blu August Private Residences
Blu August is a newly built villa, set on the northwest side of Naxos, just 3.1 mi from Naxos Chora. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Anais
Anais is located just 2625 feet from the center of Mykonos Town. It features a traditional, Cycladic architecture with white-washed walls. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. more...
 Lindos Grand Resort and Spa - Adults Only
Featuring a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as a fitness center, Lindos Grand Resort and Spa - Adults Only is located in Lindos, 2.7 miles from Lindos Acropolis. more...
 Magic View Suites Mykonos
Featuring a terrace and free WiFi, Magic View Suites Mykonos is located in the Mykonos City Centre of Mikonos, close to Agia Anna Beach, Megali Ammos Beach and Tourlos Beach. more...
 Mardinik Hotel Apartments
Located 0.7 mi from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and a 14-minute walk from Venetian Harbor, MARDINIK HOTEL APARTMENTS features free WiFi and units fitted with a kitchen, balcony and seating area . more...
 Esperas
Perched on a cliff, opposite the volcano and the islets, Esperas in Oia features a carved-into-the-rock pool, and offers accommodations with unrivaled views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Archontissa House in the Old Town
Providing city views and free WiFi, Archontissa House in the Old Town provides accommodations conveniently set in the Old Town Rethymno of Rethymno, within a short distance of Rethymno Beach, Koumbes more...
 Casa Irene
Right in the center of Chania, located within a short distance of Nea Chora Beach and Koum Kapi Beach, Casa Irene offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a microwave and more...
 Hermes
Featuring a seasonal pool, Hotel Hermes overlooks the beach of Mylopotas and offers wonderful views of the Aegean Sea from its rooms and pool area. It is located 2297 feet from Ios Town. more...
 Kritikakis Village Hotel
Kritikakis Village Hotel is located in Ios, within 1640 feet from the town center and just 558 feet from the port. more...
 Karat Suites
Located in Vóthon, 3.3 miles from Kamari, Karat Suites has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. more...
 Elegant new maisonette near the sea
Located in Egina, a few steps from Marathonas Beach and a 5-minute walk from Marathonas Beach B, Elegant new maisonette near the sea offers a garden and air conditioning. more...
 Despotiko Hotel
Overlooking the Aegean Sea and the town of Mykonos, Hotel Despotiko features airy rooms with sea, town or pool views. Guests have easy access to Megali Ammos beach. Free WiFi is available in all more...
 Spiros
Enjoying a prime location, just a short walk away from Saint George Beach and the lively Naxos Town, Spiros Hotel offers accommodations in Naxos. more...
 Porto Naxos
Located within walking distance of Agios Georgios beach and Naxos Town, Porto Naxos features a swimming pool, tennis court and restaurant. more...
 Atrina Canava 1894
Housed in a former estate of the turn of the century, the Cycladic-style Atrina Canava 1894 is carved into the volcanic rock in the charming village of Oia. more...
 Bellou Suites
Offering a sun terrace with sea view, Bellou Suites is located on a hill right above Mykonos Town. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel
Overlooking the surrounding mountains and sea, Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel offers half-board accommodations, 0.7 mi from Elounda center. more...




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