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We've searched high and low to find what we think are going to be the best-value destinations for 2023.

You might be a little surprised by some of the inclusions.

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Let's be honest, Pirates, 2022 was a bit of a crazy year for travel.

After two years of barely being able to leave our homes, let alone go on holiday, we've all been going on holiday as much we could.

Visitor numbers to almost every destination went through the roof as we all tried to get on a beach or go visit a city we hadn't seen in a while. And holidaymakers were doing it in style with 5-star luxurious holidays being particularly popular.

But in 2023, we expect that to change with more focus on value and making your money stretch that bit further.

We don't expect people to go on fewer holidays, but be more price-driven with last-minute deals, self-catering trips and all-inclusive packages so the final total is known with no nasty surprises.

Have a look at what we think are going to be the best-value destinations in 2023.

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is a Portuguese island that sits off the northwest coast of Africa, not too far from Morocco and the Canary Islands. It’s a winter-sun favourite, but thanks to its sub-tropical climate — it’s great year-round.

We’re not the only ones to have noticed Madiera as a go-to bargain next year. According to research from Skyscanner, flight prices are 22% lower than they were in 2019.

Sure, flights aren't the only consideration when booking a great-value holiday but they can be one of the most expensive elements so it's important to be sure you are getting value for money.

Saying this, accommodation on the island doesn’t have to cost the earth. We found a villa with an infinity pool starting from £74 per night.


We've talked about Turkey a lot in the last year and we think it'll continue to be a big hit for those looking for a great-value sunny holiday in 2023.

The main factor driving this is the Turkish currency which has continued to drop in value against the British pound. In September 2021, one British pound was worth roughly 11 Lira. Nowadays, you'll get closer to 22.

Combine this with a huge travel industry still recovering from Covid and an enormous coastline full of of hotels that need filling and you end up with some great prices.

We've spotted 5-star all-inclusive week-long holidays with flights in spring 2023 starting from less than £250pp! No, really, have a look here.

Washington, D.C. USA

Travelling to America is never cheap, especially right now as it's so popular. But if you do want to go, we'd suggest giving Washington a try.

The US capital doesn't get the attention of New York or Vegas, but it's steeped in history and is a lot closer than Los Angeles (it's about a 9-hour flight or less).

Plus, did you know that loads of the most popular sights are totally free to visit?

The Smithsonian museums, as well as the National Mall, the Library of Congress (which is the largest library in the world) and the U.S. Capitol Building are all free to visit.

You can even visit the White House for free (but you do need an invite from a member of the US congress).

Athens, Greece

According to the Post Office, Athens is now the best-value city break destination in Europe.

Now, look, of course, there are cheaper destinations, but once you factor in some typical tourist costs like hotel, a meal out with a bottle of wine, sightseeing and transportation costs, the Greek capital comes out on top.

Costs in the city have gone down 15% year-on-year according to the Post Office. Compare that to Paris where prices have gone up by 25% and you can see there is real value to be had.

We've spotted a 2-night break with flights included for less than £200pp -- have a look here.

In second place was Lisbon in Portugal, followed by Krakow in Poland.


A lot of Africa is great for a low-cost holiday but we've picked out Senegal (not at all related to their ongoing great run in the World Cup).

You get hot weather in the winter with plenty of sunshine and it's only a 6-hour flight from the UK with a one-hour time difference, so jet lag isn't such an issue compared to flying to Asia or to the Caribbean.

And life is generally cheap once you are there with a local beer costing less than £2 and a 3-course meal out for two coming in at less than £45.

Have a look here for more information about visiting Senegal as well as Cape Verde and Egypt.


In 2023, save money by going to a place where you can do tons for free.

Our pick? Edinburgh -- there are hundreds of things you can do in the city without spending a penny, including visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Scottish National Gallery and St Giles Cathedral.

Don't believe us? New research by Omio revealed the Capital of the Scots has 300 activities, 28 museums and over 100 sightseeing attractions that can all be done or visited for free. Is that enough for you?

Stay at Yotel Edinburgh from £57 per night with free cancellation -- click here for more information.

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