Are you a budget traveller looking for an exotic experience in Europe?
We have compiled a list of the cheapest cities in Europe that provide you ample entertainment without breaking your bank, not to mention the abundant availability of flights.
#10: Zagreb, Croatia
Croatia is well-known for its beach resort towns, so this city, which is well-inland, tends to be cheaper than its coastal counterparts.
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#9: Riga, Latvia
Riga is quite a bargain for backpackers as everything from hostels to food is cheap here. Though it’s location in the far-north makes it a bit out of the way for travellers on an extended tour plan, it is nevertheless a worthwhile stop.
#8: Tallinn, Estonia
The capital city of Estonia blends medieval architecture and way of life with the modern one, and this makes it a charming stopover for anyone on a tight budget. Its rich ancient history is best seen in its cobbled alleyways and ancient city walls.
#7: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Cesky Krunlov is the second most popular city in Czech Republic, and is one of the cheapest too. The gorgeous Serpentine River winds its way through the city, while the Old Town area transports you back in time.
Budapest is another historic city where cathedrals and castles abound. Its thermal spas are a great tourist attraction, and surprisingly, it is cheap too! A vibrant nightlife and breathtaking sceneries make this a must-see city.
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#5: Moscow, Russia
With the drop in its currency value, Moscow has become an attractive choice for backpack travellers. It’s magnificent castles and Soviet-era buildings make this city a great value for money.
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#4: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This city, located in the deep gorges of mountains, is remote and yet breathtakingly beautiful. This remote gem is the perfect place to explore a different culture, including the images of past troubles.
#3: Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia is a welcoming city, and remains a fantastic bargain among European countries. Though there are no major attractions here, the lovely urban experience it offers is unmatched.
The bustling cafe culture combined with a rich medieval history makes Vilnius an attractive location for tourists. Its cheap prices and warm atmosphere add to its appeal.
#1: Krakow, Poland
Krakow gives the best value for your money, as the prices are cheap and the city is filled with Old World attractions like the Wawel Castle and Rynek Glowny.
We hope our list enthuses you to travel to any of the above destinations to experience a piece of Europe, without having to spend a fortune.