Budget for a week in Crete

by Gem
(Hampshire, UK)

I am going to Rethymnon in April with my children. I would like to know a rough budget for the week- food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 2 (baby won't be eating full meals, will eat mine), spending money for few trips and any bus fare etc.


I was thinking roughly £120 per day?

Thanks for any advice.

Options for Budget Week in Crete



Hi Gem,

I guess it depends on where you stay, because this may include breakfast and if there is a taverna there, it could also provide food.

Local bus fares are very cheap, you can find all that info below.

April is a good time of year to visit Crete, because it is early in the season so you can negotiate on rates. Once you have selected the hotel or place you want to stay, try phoning the owners to get a good deal, explaining your situation.

€20-40 for yourself and your 12 year old per meal would be a good start so €60-120 per day for meals outside of a hotel.
We are not sure where you want to stay, you will find below that we have suggested a few different suitable accommodation options. Most are in the central north of the island, in this way you can explore either direction on the local buses with ease. We have shown places with their own tavernas, so that will help with the budget.

Odyssia Beach Hotel Rethymnon has its own taverna and low rates.

Palm Beach Apartments Rethymnon has its own cafe and low rates, it is located right on the beach front on Rethymnon town beach, about 10 minutes walk into town.

Lisa Mari Beach Hotel has a taverna in Bali, which has five beaches to choose from and a great central location in Crete.

Troulis Apartments in Bali are self catering, have a restaurant and usually good prices.

Bali is 34 km from Rethymnon town and the journey takes just 45 mins on the local bus, cost €9.60. You can travel to Heraklion on this same bus, which takes 45 mins.

Take the opportunity to visit the old town of Rethymnon if you can tear yourself away from the beach for a day, you will find a fascinating history and beautiful architecture, plenty of museums and a vibrant buzz of activity.

Information pages you might find useful for this journey are below:

Rethymnon Region

Rethymnon Town

Bali Beaches

Local Buses in Crete – Info

Bon Voyage! Kalo Taxidi!

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