Paphos Voted as Cheapest Holiday Destination in Europe

20/03/2017
The beautiful city of Paphos has been named the cheapest place to spend a weekend – costing just £138 on average.
That total includes 12 typical city-break costs including an evening meal for two with wine, drinks, two nights’ weekend accommodation, sightseeing and city transport.
The Cypriot destination narrowly beat the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, to take top spot in the annual Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer, the Daily Star reports.
Eastern European cities have rated as the cheapest places to take a bargain break for the last eight years. But their reign has been broken by Paphos, which has also been named 2017’s “Capital of Culture”.
Other cheap destinations included the Polish city of Krakow and Palma in Spain.
Lower accommodation costs have helped Palma hit £196 for a total city break cost, allowing it to leap up to 10th from 18th place a year ago.
Lisbon and Athens were the only other cities where prices are lower than a year ago.
And Stockholm in Sweden and Reykjavik in Iceland made it to the top of the most expensive list yet again – no surprise there.
The study compares the cost of a city break in 36 European cities against a backdrop of the falling pound, as Article 50 is set to be triggered.

Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money said: “This is the first time since we started surveying tourist costs in European cities eight years ago that Western capitals have provided the low prices usually associated with Eastern European cities. “City breaks have emerged as the most popular type of holiday for UK tourists in the past three years and, with ongoing uncertainty about sterling, there is good reason for people to check where the pound will give them more for their money.” Top 10 cheapest European city breaks

1. Paphos, Cyprus
2. Vilnius, Lithuania
3. Riga, Latvia
4. Warsaw, Poland
5. Budapest, Hungary
6. Krakow, Poland
7. Lisbon, Portugal
8. Prague, Czech Republic
9. Athens, Greece
10, Palma, Majorca
 

 


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