5 Mediterranean beach destinations for the budget-conscious

You won't go broke at these beach spots.

6 / 6

Split, Croatia Split, Croatia (Photo: nomadFra/Shutterstock)

6 / 6

Split, Croatia

Croatia's second-largest city is also one of its most affordable beach towns. Cheaper than other urban centers such as Dubrovnik and Zagreb, it offers a slew of cultural offerings and its Bacvice beach is considered among the best in the country. The city's historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is worth a visit alone, which shouldn't be too costly seeing as even upscale hotels can be had for less than $100 a night. 

MORE FROM THE GRAPEVINE:

Photos and SlideshowsPhotos and Slideshows