Morning view of cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy
The Cheapest Mediterranean Tourist Destinations To Visit
Part of the Albanian Riviera, Ksamil's water and beaches are some of the best in Europe. If you want to relax, it's perfect, as there isn't much else to do.
Ksamil, Albania
Regular buses run between Tirana and Ksamil, and taxis are reasonably priced. While Albania is affordable, popular ocean-view restaurants and bars can have surprising prices.
Budva is more affordable than most Med coastal towns, with a peaceful historical center and a spring break vibe on the outskirts of town.
Budva, Montenegro
You can wander the Old Town, climb the walls, visit the monastery and churches, or stroll through the underground tunnel between Budva and nearby Becici.
Montenegro uses the euro, so some things like accommodation can cost more. If you stick to street eats like pizza and kebabs, this is still an affordable spot.
Tunis is a beautiful beach destination without the crowds of Croatia or Morocco. It has a rich history, varied architecture, and many of its interesting sites are free to visit.
Tunis, Tunisia
You can wander the medina and markets and enjoy the beautiful doors and gates of the city. Even visits to Zitouna Mosque and the Cathedral of Saint Vincent de Paul are gratis.
The Ennejma Ezzahra Palace costs just 5 dinars, or about $1.60, to enter, and the National Bardo Museum has a non-resident admission fee of 13 dinars, or about $4.20 for the day.
Zadar is full of impressive ruins and history, and the Forum, central to Ancient Rome, still exists in the town center and is the largest one remaining in Croatia.
Zadar, Croatia
You'll want to go to the waterfront at dusk every night, as the pink and orange sky stands in striking contrast with the blue ocean and the dark outlines of the outer islands.
If the sunsets aren't reason enough, the Sea Organ (underwater pipes played by sea waves) and Greeting to the Sun (a cyclical light show timed with the sun) will draw you in.
The main activity in Vlore is simply relaxing on the shore. The bright blue water set against the rugged Ceraunia Mountains will delight you for your entire trip.
Vlore, Albania
Walk the waterfront promenade that extends from town along the ocean to the tunnel that takes you to additional beaches. This is especially great during sunrise or sunset.
The Independence Monument and Muradie Mosque are free to view, while the small Museum of National Independence and an Ethnographic Museum only cost a few dollars to visit.