5 sunny (and cheap) destinations for this winter

Croatia

Has galloping inflation put you off your next vacation? Get your confidence back and pack your bags: many countries still allow you to travel without breaking the bank, either because the exchange rate is in favor of the euro, or because the cost of living there is lower than in France.

Skyscanner offers you a selection of amazing and attractive destinations, in Europe and around the world, available for all budgets!

  1. Croatia
  2. Greece
  3. Morocco
  4. India
  5. Iceland

Skyscanner’s special selection of inflation in Europe

Croatia

Both an old nation and a young European country, Croatia is divided between a landscape of great beauty, a culture of great wealth and some of the most popular beaches on the continent. Go ?

💸 Exchange rate: €1 = HRK 7.55***

🛌 Average price of a night in a 3-star hotel: €102**

🍴 Average meal price: €7.97**

✈️ Average flight price from Paris -> Zagreb or Zadar in economy class: €122*

🍺 Average price of a pint: €2.39**

💰 Average cost of living compared to France: 29% less than France**

🤩: Discover Dalmatia, a region long dominated by the Republic of Venice, rich in national parks, with a distinctly Mediterranean culture.

Croatia

This small horseshoe-shaped piece of land is on the rise: its beaches (now more famous than those on the French Riviera) have seen an increasing number of travelers in recent years looking for fine sand, sun and delicious beer – the famous Karlovac and Ozujsko are leading the way. But Croatia is much more than a series of seaside resorts: it is an area rich in heritage, dotted with ancient palaces (that of Diocletian in Split), medieval castles (Trsat) and monuments of bold architecture (Saint-Jacques Cathedral). in Šibenik or the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč), so many places that bear witness to the intense cultural exchange of the past – and are often included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Finally, Croatia is also a country for hiking, especially on the high karst plateaus of Lika and in the Dinaric Alps: regions bathed in tranquility, ideal for breathing fresh air – and without any costs!

Greece

You think you know Greece, and yet: this country will surprise you with the richness of its culture, as well as the diversity of its landscapes. A destination accessible to all budgets – especially outside the summer period.

🛌 Average price of a night in a hotel with 3*: €94**

🍴 Average meal price: €12**

✈️ Average flight price from Paris -> Athens or Thira (Santorini) in economy class: €218*

🍺 Average price of a pint: €4**

💰 Average cost of living compared to France: 18% less than France**

🤩: A rich culture dominated by the remains of impressive monuments built more than 2,000 years ago, from the famous Parthenon in Athens to the Palace of Knossos in the heart of Crete.

Lefká Óri or White Mountains, Crete, Greece

No, Greece is not all ancient ruins, archaeological remains and endless museums. These are also culinary delights (tzatziki, feta, bread topped with olive oil), breathtaking landscapes and the friendliest inhabitants of Europe. A country of contrasts, anchored in a glorious past and resolutely turned to modernity, Greece is multifaceted and proud of it. On the one hand, there is Athens, a cosmopolitan and large city where malls rub shoulders with ancient remains, dominated (in every sense of the word) by the Acropolis. On the other hand, there are remote areas, hinterlands that smell of olives and pines, typical villages that shine with their houses with blue and white facades, or even the islands of Santorini where you can relax, a good fresh Mythos in hand, while most tourists flock to Mykonos or Crete.

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Morocco

How to enjoy the charms of the Orient a few hours’ flight from Paris? The answer sounds obvious: Morocco, of course!

💸 Exchange rate: €1 = 11.15 dirhams***

🛌 Average price of a night in a 3-star hotel: €73**

🍴 Average meal price: €2.76**

✈️ Average flight price from Paris -> Fez or Agadir in economy class: €205*

🍺 Average price of a pint: €2.31**

💰 Average cost of living compared to France: 45% less than France**

🤩: Morocco evokes a strong romantic imagination, between the bustle of juices and the peace of the Sahara, between the sea and the mountains, between modernity and tradition.

Morocco

Morocco is the kind of destination that you never tire of, where you are constantly discovering new things. There is so much to do: cycling around the Medina in Marrakech, exploring the markets of Fez or Rabat to discover an unusual item, hiking in the Atlas Mountains (where you can even ski!), escapades in the Sahara dunes, lounging on the beautiful beaches of Agadir or Casablanca… Landscape change is everywhere, total, permanent. All you have to do is sit on the terrace in Jemaa el-Fna square (Marrakesh) to taste gazelle horn or makoud and sip a glass of mint tea, to watch spectacular demonstrations of fakirs and other charmers. snakes – all for a few dirhams. We bet: you’ll never want to leave again!

India

Between the intense bustle of its megacities and the vastness of its territory, India is not easy to access. But its cultural wealth, unique flavors and low prices make it an ideal country for all lovers of a change of scenery.

💸 Exchange rate: €1 = 85.33 INR***

🛌 Average price of a night in a hotel with 3*: €49**

🍴 Average meal price: €2.46**

✈️ Average flight price Paris -> New Delhi in economy class: €650*

🍺 Average price of a pint: €1.83**

💰 Average cost of living compared to France: 58% less than France**

🤩: A history that goes back several millennia, characterized by great spiritual wealth and a pantheon that has about 33 million gods (more than people in Venezuela!).

India

Its vastness and diversity (cultural, linguistic) make India a multifaceted country, a destination with a thousand possibilities, from Bangalore in the south to New Delhi in the north, from Bombay on the coast of the Arabian Sea to Calcutta near Bangladesh. But wherever you go, it’s a guaranteed change of scenery: as soon as you leave the airport, the noise, the smells, the crowd, the heat will intoxicate you. You will allow yourself to be carried away by palaces and temples, brightly colored saris, benevolent smiles, nonchalant sacred cows. The most popular sites (the Taj Mahal in Agra, Rajasthan, the heavenly beaches of Kerala) too often take precedence over the real wonders of the country, which can only be discovered by walking through the heart of a megalopolis like New Delhi. , or access pilgrimage sites popular with locals (such as the Golden Temple of Amritsar).

Iceland

Far from everything, extreme in its landscapes and temperatures, Iceland has become a very interesting destination despite the high cost of living, due to the drop in the price of plane tickets and the exchange rate which is always more in favor of the euro.

💸 Exchange rate: €1 = 148.81 ISK***

🛌 Average price of a night in a 3-star hotel: €160**

🍴 Average meal price: €17.45**

✈️ Average flight price Paris -> Reykjavik in economy class: €284*

🍺 Average price of a pint: €8.42**

💰 Average cost of living compared to France: 45% more than France**

🤩: Iceland is characterized by unusual landscapes, both fascinating and enchanting: lava fields, fjords, glaciers, waterfalls or volcanoes. There is something for every taste!

Iceland

With its magnificent landscapes, Iceland is like an open-air geology textbook, which immediately evokes the Vernian imagination (there you want to look for the entrance to the tunnel from Journey to the Center of the Earth). The number of breathtaking places is so great that you have to make a choice: go south to discover the famous places of the Golden Circle (Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfalls, Haukadalur valley), go north and follow the Kjolur trail to the hot springs of Hverasverdi and the mountains of Kerlingarfjöll , or opt for relaxation in the Blue Lagoon, the largest spa on the island, with its 30°C lake. Finally, don’t forget Reykjavik, a miniature capital and a must, where you can discover the local gastronomy: lamb soup, fresh cheese, brennivin (potato alcohol). If you are not shy, try boramatur, an unusual traditional dish with which we will surprise you!

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Conclusion

There’s no doubt you’ll give up on your travel dreams: with these five budget-friendly destinations for all tastes (Croatia, Greece, Morocco, India and Iceland), you’ll have the chance to see the country without blowing all your savings. For more great holiday ideas, be sure to check out Skyscanner’s other travel tips!

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*Flight prices shown are estimates applied by Skyscanner between January 1 and October 21, 2022. Other figures and data shown here are subject to variation. They were recorded on 01.12.2022, via the sources listed below:

**https://www.combien-coute.net/

***https://www.xe.com/


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