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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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 Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa (Adults Only)
Offering a spa center with a range of services, Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa is set in the Analipsi district, 3.1 mi from Hersonissos and 984 feet from the sandy beach. more...
 Infinity Blue Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Offering the main outdoor swimming pool, pool bar and two restaurants, Infinity Blue Boutique Hotel & Spa is settled just a breath above the “Blue Flag” awarded beach of Hersonissos. more...
 Stella Palace Resort & Spa
Set on a private part of Analipsi Beach, Stella Palace features 2 lagoon-style swimming pools, 3 children’s pools and 2 tennis courts. more...
 Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel
Located right on the beach in Elounda, Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel features a swimming pool with a spacious sun terrace and sun loungers. more...
 Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Abaton Island Resort & Spa is set on a stunning location in Hersonissos. more...
 Mitsis Grand Hotel Beach Hotel
This beachfront hotel enjoys a privileged location, just a 15-minute walk outside Rhodes’ Old Town. Guests enjoy 3 swimming pools, sports facilities and luxurious rooms with sea or garden views. more...
 Castellum Suites - All Inclusive
Located in Rhodes Town, a 6-minute walk from Clock Tower, Castellum Suites - All Inclusive has a restaurant and a bar. more...
 Elysium Boutique Hotel & Spa (Adults Only)
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 Aeolos Resort
At a distance of 2625 feet from Mykonos City Center, Aeolos Hotel offers a large pool with hydromassage facilities and elegant accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Best Western Plus Hotel Plaza
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 Lyttos Beach
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 Mykonos Beach Hotel
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 Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa
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 Vasia Resort & Spa
Boasting a 1500 m2 spa center, outdoor swimming pool and 6 bars, Sentido Vasia Resort & Spa is peacefully set in the picturesque fishing village of Sissi. more...
 Absolute Mykonos Suites & More
Located in the Mykonos City Center district in Mýkonos City, 1.7 mi from Nammos Mykonos, Absolute Mykonos Suites & More features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. more...
 GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel
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 Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa
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 La Perla Villas and Suites - Adults Only
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 Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
Set on Elounda coast, the 5-star Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete combines luxurious accommodations with award-winning cuisine and a state-of-the-art spa. more...
 Portes Suites & Villas Mykonos
Offering an outdoor pool in a lush Mykonian garden, Portes Mykonos is located in Glastros, 0.9 mi from Psarrou Beach, 1.2 mi from Platys Gialos and 1.2 mi from the cosmopolitan Mykonos City. more...
 Star Beach Village & Water Park
Just 164 feet from the sandy beach and the port in Hersonissos, the Star Beach Village features a spacious pool complex with water slides, a children’s playground and free on-site parking facilities. more...
 Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa
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 Hotel Alkyon
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 Aquila Atlantis Hotel
Within 656 feet from the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the 5-star Aquila Atlantis Hotel features an outdoor pool with unobstructed views over the harbor, a semi-covered pool and an elegantly more...




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