When planning to visit Europe, perhaps you will have London or Paris in mind. These are among the most popular cities in the continent. To make your next visit unique, you might want to take a look at 5 of the least visited countries in Europe. They offer something different to the table. Besides, it would make you proud to say that you are among the few thousands who have visited the said country.
Each year, the country receives an average of 11,000 visitors only! This is the least visited European country of them all. The main reason is how difficult it is to reach this country. It is placed in between Ukraine and Romania. Most people would rather visit those two countries as they are a lot more interesting. Moldova also lacks tourist attractions that would give more people reasons to visit. However, if you wish to take a look the structures in the country as well as visit their wineries, you can go ahead and do it. Besides, being one of the 11,000 around the world is definitely something to be proud of.
Only 54,000 tourists visit this country each year. It might seem small, but considering the size and population of this country, it is in fact doing really well. The country is 1/5 the size of San Francisco with only 36,000 residents. It is located also high in the Alps. If you wish to see beautiful castles and wineries as well as experience a car-free city, this is the place for you to visit.
It is even more incredible for a country that expands to just 60 square kilometers to receive 139,000 visitors each year. However, most of the visitors just drop by to see how it looks like and immediately leaves. Those who stay for the night would take time to visit the 9 settlement area, check out the castles and find out more about the world’s oldest republic.
The country receives less than 300,000 visitors each year. It is mainly because most of the visitors are from wealthy and elite families. They are incredibly powerful people from around the world. They visit Monaco to experience a day on a yacht, play casino in Monte Carlo and visit other luxurious tourist destinations.
For a country which is located in the North Atlantic with a population of just over 320,000, it is quite incredible that it has received 673,000 people in one year. Of course, people are dying to experience their hot springs and geothermal spas. There are tons of outdoor activities that can be done there, including whale watching and trekking in icy mountains. There are also a lot of flights going in and out of this country so planning a trip won’t be a big problem, unlike the others on the list.
Try to be unique when planning your travel destinations this year, and finally give these countries a shot. Be among the very few who are brave enough to travel to places where most people don’t go.
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