5 Mediterranean beach destinations for the budget-conscious

You won't go broke at these beach spots.

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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. 


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