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8 Must Visit Countries This Summer

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8 cool travel destinations for this summer!

Many people mistakenly believe that the summer holidays in some interesting and unusual places can only be afforded by very wealthy people. But this misconception has long been dispelled. To rest in a relaxing resort abroad, you don’t need a fortune; you only need to choose the right destination that is right for your budget.

We hope that this list of 8 countries will help you decide on your next vacation destination:

Sochi

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Highlights:

One night in a hostel or a small pension can cost the average of $8-16 per room. Minimum check per person in the cafe will be $8-10, and at a restaurant, $15-23. Tickets to the water park are about $12-15 (all day pass). Public beaches and numerous parks can be visited for free. Prices for a ticket to Moscow Adler Loukosterov “Victory” starts from $30 per person one way.

What to see:

Olympic Venue, the Krasnaya Polyana, Dolphinarium, Literary-Memorial Museum N. Ostrovsky, “Arboretum” Park Agura Waterfalls, and Stalin’s dacha.

 Armenia

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Highlights:

In Armenia, food prices are equivalent to Russia’s. You can easily spend $30-35 on food per day, and pay for accommodation for two, an average of $100-120 per day.

What to see:

Lake Sevan, Garni temple, Dzhemruk Falls, Grand Cascade in Yerevan Areni House Museum of Aram Khachaturian, the Monastery Complex Noravank Monastery Gegardavank, and Singing Fountains in Yerevan.

Georgia

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Highlights:

A one-room apartment can cost about $ 15-20 per day. A bed in a hostel is cheaper, $7-10 per night. The average bill for two persons in a good café will be $ 15-20 (2-3 meals and drinks). Most of the Georgian touristic sights can be visited for free. You only need to pay for your transportation.

What to see:

Jvari (monastery of the Holy Cross), Narikala fortress, Sioni Cathedral, fountains Batumi, Vorontsov Palace in Tbilisi Gelati Castle Grammy.

Montenegro

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Highlights:

Lunch or dinner in a cheap restaurant on the waterfront will cost you 15-20 euros per person. For the same money you can buy seafood, fruits and vegetables at the local supermarket and prepare a meal for yourself. Bus tours across the country are about 40-45 euros per person, food is usually already included in the price.

Average apartment rental cost is 30 to 50 euros per day.

What to see:

Ostrog Monastery, Skadar Lake, Durmitor National Park, the Tara river canyon, Kotor Bay, the Sveti Nikola island, Old Bar, Cetinje Monastery.

Bulgaria

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Highlights:

Average prices for accommodation at Bulgarian resorts range from 25 to 70 euros per night, depending on your preferred level of comfort. Dinner for two at a good restaurant may cost between $25 and $30.

What to see:

Boulevard Prince Boris I, Varna Lake, Valley of Roses, Bulgaria National Art Gallery, Bourgas Lakes, the Rila Monastery, Nesebar, “Golden Sands”.

Greece

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Highlights:

Hotel prices depend on their ratings (3, 4 or 5 stars). You can easily stay in a comfortable hotel for 30-40 euros per room per night. As for European restaurants average cheque: a regular lunch per person will cost 15-20 euros. Touristic attractions entrance fees average is 6-7 euros, but every Sunday you can visit museums for free.

What to see:

Meteora, Mount Athos, Rhodes, Zante Beach, Acropolis, Knossos Palace, the Erechtheion, Mount Olympus, Santorini, Gulf of Corinth, the Parthenon, Delphi Theater.

Abkhazia

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Highlights:

The easiest way to get to Abkhazia from Sochi is by car. The cost of accommodation in hotels and boarding houses starts from $12 per night. Fruits and vegetables are very cheap, especially in high season. For example, peaches are less than half a dollar per kilogram. Dinner for two can cost about $15.

What to see:

Lake Riza, Azantsky dolmen Anakopia fortress Castle of Prince of Oldenburg, Athos Cave, the beaches of Gagra, Pitsunda embankment.

Cyprus

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Highlights:

Average lunch price in a restaurant for one person is 10-15 euro, but the portions are so big in Cyprus; sometimes one dish is enough for two. Rent is not expensive, a room will cost $20-30 per day, and the whole house by the sea, $60 to $80.

What to see:

Akamas National Park, Tombs of the Kings, Aphrodite’s Baths, Ayia Napa Monastery, Limassol Castle, Cape Greco, archaeological area Kato Paphos, show of dancing fountains in Protaras.

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