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Athens Beats Eastern European Favourites in Budget City Break Rankings

Tourists visit the Areios Pagos hill, with the Acropolis' Propylaea in the background, in Athens. 

Tourists visit the Areios Pagos hill, with the Acropolis' Propylaea in the background, in Athens. 

Photographer: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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Athens has beaten traditional budget-friendly eastern European destinations to be ranked the cheapest location for a city break on the Continent.