Balkans Break into Top 10 Summer Destinations

Balkans Break into Top 10 Summer Destinations

Source: Lyubov Ivanova

According to the Mastercard Economics Institute, Albania and the island of Corfu, both located in the Balkans, are enjoying increased demand from travelers this summer. While Corfu has long been a popular beach tourism destination,Albania has made its debut in the list of the top ten most sought-after summer destinations for the first time.

The island of Corfu attracts tourists with its stunning beaches combined with historical attractions. It is enough to say that its beauty was described in ancient times on the pages of Homer's Odyssey.

Albania has long been underestimated by travelers, especially considering its proximity to the well-known resorts of Italy and Croatia. However, in recent years, prices in those countries have risen sharply, while the quality of service has not. As a result, Albania, with its reasonable prices and good service, has taken the honorable 3rd place in the ranking of the 10 popular countries for summer vacations. Corfu is in 8th place. Also on this list are Germany, Japan, France, Mexico,Indonesia, Thailand, and Aruba.

Italy, with its inaccessible beaches and low-quality internet, as well as Croatia, with its unusually high prices, did not make it into the top ten.

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