Top free things to do in the Med

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All-inclusive packages are a great way to get a luxury break for a cheaper price. And if you’ve managed to save money on your holiday it makes sense to do the same with your activities, right?

It’s not often that you get something for nothing, but right across the Med you’ll find amazing things to do on cheap vacations, absolutely free! Here is our pick of the best the Med has to offer:

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Ibiza Underground – Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza does have a bad reputation for fleecing its club goers, but if you’re prepared to skip the mega clubs you’ll find some real gems. Ibiza Underground offers free entry, an old school atmosphere and top class DJs.

 

Lycian Way – Turkey

If you fancy a bit of a walk then this 500KM footpath along the Turquoise Coast is definitely for you. The marked paths are easy to navigate, making it one of the world’s top treks. Not only will you be surrounded by priceless scenery, but you’ll also stumble across Roman and Byzantine ruins.

 

The Changing of the Guard – Athens, Greece

The Evzone Guards with their pleated skirts, long socks and bobbles on their shoes are certainly a sight to behold. The 15 minute ceremony takes place in Syntagma Square in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If you’re visiting on Sunday you can enjoy a longer parade as the guards are accompanied by a ceremonial band.

 

The Sufi dancing show – Cairo, Egypt

This riot of dizzying colour, hypnotic drum beats and traditional Arabic instruments occurs three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The mystical Sufi sect of Islam believe that you can get  a closer relationship to God by spinning around in circles until you enter a trance like state, and you’ll get to see them in action at the show! Plan ahead though; there are only 250 free tickets available so make you get there when the doors open at 6:30pm.

 

Paula Rego Museum – Cascais, Portugal

Paula Rego is one of Portugal’s most famous modern artists. Although she fled the country in the 1950’s her work still provides a powerful insight into Portuguese culture and her childhood memories of the sea side town of Cascais, where her work is housed.