More specifically, Forbes’ list includes the 33 “Cheapest Places to Travel in 2018”, based on the preferences of travel experts. Among them are Albufeira in Portugal, Saint Martin in the Caribbean, Naples in Italy, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Santa Fe in New Mexico and Phuket in Thailand.
Karpathos was chosen as the best budget destination by Elizabeth Avery, founder of Solo Trekker 4 U, a website with deals and tips on solo travel savings.
“The Greek Island of Karpathos offers much of the same allure as chic Santorini and Mykonos, but with the advantage of lower prices… The island offers history buffs a way to have two trips in one, combining sun and sand with a step back in time,” Avery said.
“Beyond lounging on white-sand beaches, active travelers can choose from a selection of sports: fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing. The island’s capital, Pighadia, is a modern city, but in small towns like Olympos, traditional dress is still worn day-to-day and life has the authentic feel of the past.”
Karpathos has many apartments and studios to rent, resulting in real savings, according to Avey. “There are plenty of budget hotels under 100 dollars, while multiple restaurants and tavernas dot the countryside, where travelers can savor traditional Greek dishes at low prices,” she added.