Last time I promised I would tell how we became millionaires. It didn’t happen in Greece, and I assure you it doesn’t involve black market antiquities.
I also have photos from our final three days in the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece.
But before I all that, let’s look at our Cost of Travel in Greece. In this post I share itemized travel expenses to help prospective travelers with their future travel plans. Remember, we traveled low-season in January of 2019.
Total Expenses: $2561.64 for 23 days averages out at $111.38 per day (for two people.)
Food: $614.40, on average $26.71 per day.
Accommodations: $1212.35 for 22 nights, on average $55.11 per night.
Transportation: $534.43 ($128.25 for metro and taxis, $241.05 for rental car, gas and tolls, $110.80 for bus trip and $54.24 for a flight to Thessaloniki. On average $23.24 per day. This does not include airfare to or from Greece.
Entertainment: $157.31 for admissions, guides, and Sounio, averages $6.79 per day.
Miscellaneous: $43.15 (includes laundry) is an average of $1.88 per day.
List of Accommodations:
4 nights at Hotel Adonis, Athens: $57/night included breakfast
3 nights at Hotel Nevada, Kalamata: $51.30/night
1 night at Hotel Ares Opolis, Areopoli: $68.4/night included breakfast
1 night at Hotel Primateris, Gefnya (Monemvasia): $45.60 included breakfast
4 nights at Hotel Dias, Nafplio: $62.70/night included the best breakfast
1 night at Hotel Plaz, Rododafni: $40/night
1 night at Hotel Hercules, Archea Olympia: $41.60/night
4 nights Booking.com Apartment in Vibrant Neighborhood, Koukoki, Athens: $50.16/night plus late night check in fee: $11.40
4 nights Booking.com Seaside Downtown Studio, Thessaloniki: $58.71/night. We paid for 4 nights, but only stayed 3 nights, but that’s a story for another day.
We got one free night at the Athens Marriott because of a flight cancellation. It was the most dreamy bed – and we had barely 4 hours in it.
Athens airport via metro transfers, €20 per person RT
Thessaloniki airport via taxi, €40 RT
Our lovely 1-bedroom Athens apartment.
I took a quick glimpse of past comparable Cost of Travel posts to compare where we were traveling or road tripping. Moving around is always more costly than staying in one place for a time.
2016 Italy: $123.29 per day
2015 Eastern Europe: $93.39 per day
2015 Balkans: $52.46 per day
Our last few days in Greece were spent in beautiful Thessaloniki. We did laundry, visited the Jewish History Museum, took a sightseeing bus and just wandered around Greece’s second largest city.
How Meet You in the Morning Became Multi-Millionaires
We left Greece and became multi-millionaires upon arrival in Vietnam. The maximum amount most ATMs have allowed us to withdraw is 2,000,000 VMD (Vietnamese Dong) which comes to a whopping $86.00 USD. We had to visit several ATMs in order to accumulate enough money.
So we are Vietnamese multi-millionaires! There’s nearly 6 million Vietnamese Dong in the above photo. Let me tell you, all those zeroes really mess with your mind.
Thanks for reading!
Meet You next time from Vietnam.