The Best Cheap Holiday Destinations For A European Holiday
Europe, the old continent, is full of stunning holiday destination. Who hasn’t dreamt of taking a walk around Las Ramblas, visiting the Eiffel Tower or taking a selfie with the Colosseum as background? If you are on a tight budget or are a broke student, travelling Europe might seem like an impossible dream. But fear not! The following eight are the best cheap holiday destinations that are not just stunning but remain also fairly affordable throughout the year.
Legend has it Krakow was founded on the defeat of a dragon. Its mystic air prevails in the Old Town with is churches, museum and Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. Being located just an hour from Auschwitz, it makes for an uncomfortable and yet necessary visit.
With the largest medieval old town in central and western Europe, Vilnius is Lithuania’s driving tourism force. There are reminders of horror and pain such as the KGB’s torture cells and ghettos, yet the city has reinvented itself in a delightful mix of past and present. Head to Užupis, a charming and bewitching neighborhood declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find there trendy bars, shops, and restaurants.
With its wonderful concert halls, opera house, museums, and churches, Riga is a place of culture and charm. The pedestrian-only Old Town is packed with experimental restaurants, hip bars, and modern art centres. You can’t miss the stunning views of the Baltic Sea and the river Daugava!
Warsaw is not your typical European city. Instead of having an old market square for a centre, the capital is spread across a wide area with modern glass and steel, concrete and gothic architecture. You enjoy fine and affordable dining on cuisine from around the world and take your pick of vibrant clubs and bars.
With the Danube at its heart, Budapest in easy to explore. The city has an abundance of hot springs; the choice of bathhouses is extensive, making this an unmissable experience. Appart from the hot spring and the scene-stealing stealing gothic architecture, you’ll find lovely boulevards, flea markets and the Jewish quarter. Budapest reputation as a culinary capital will keep foodies satisfied with its diverse cuisine an excellent Hungarian wines.
As a metropolis of more than 10 million people, Moscow buzzes energy 24/7. You can’t miss the famous sights of the Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin’s tomb. The city is also packed with lively bars, nightclubs, and shopping centres. Also remarkable is its history and artistry, with plenty of theatres hosting shows all the time.
Prague, Czech Republic
With its gothic elegance and reputation for having one of the best beer in Europe, Prague is a must-go destination. Several bridges divide the New Town and the Old Town. Righ in the Old Town Square, you will find the famous medieval Astronomical Clock and the Gothic church. Of the best things Prague has to offer its exploration; you will find cute cafes, bars, ancient churches, and gardens if you are adventurous enough.
Known for being the cradle of Western civilisation, Athens boasts history and edginess. Despite the economic crisis, the city is alive with urban bustle, and you can see Athenians lingering in open-air restaurants, cafés, and bars. Must-sees are the stunning Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city. This is definitely one of the best cheap holiday destinations!
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