The cheapest city breaks in Europe have been revealed

The cheapest city breaks in Europe have been revealed

With the cost of everything rising, the price of your usual European city break is becoming that bit more expensive too. However, there are some cities that are offering better value than others.

For the first time in over a decade western European city breaks are cheaper than their Eastern counterparts. That's according to the latest UK Post Office survey.

They have named Athens the cheapest city break in Europe, moving up the ranks from 20th place back in 2020.

Every year, Post Office Travel Money compares the costs of short breaks in cities across Europe for holidaymakers. They looked at costs for visitors in 20 popular areas across the continent, including meals, accommodation and local transport.


The survey found prices in the Greek capital have fallen by 15 percent since last year.

Lisbon came second, followed by Stockholm, Paris and Dublin.

This year’s most expensive cities are Amsterdam and Venice. This is due to the lack of hotel beds, meaning the price of accommodation has risen substantially.


Top 10 for best overall value


The overall cost of a city break was calculated based on 12 typical items for such a trip. These included a range of drinks, an evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine, two nights’ three-star weekend accommodation, sightseeing and city transport.

  1. Athens, Greece Β£207.18 (€239.48)
  2. Lisbon, Portugal Β£218.03 (€252.02)
  3. Krakow, Poland Β£218.55 (€252.62)
  4. Riga, Latvia Β£220.32 (€254.67)
  5. Budapest, Hungary Β£220.95 (€255.39)
  6. Prague, Czech Republic Β£248.50 (€287.24)
  7. Madrid, Spain Β£298.81 (€345.39)
  8. Berlin, Germany Β£316.97 (€366.38)
  9. Dubrovnik, Croatia Β£318.30 (€367.92)
  10. Rome, Italy Β£347.17 (€401.29)