Where to go to relax at sea this summer?
According to official statistics, in recent years, the most popular summer beach destinations among our compatriots are Turkey, Greece, Spain and Egypt.
In this article we will try to figure out why each of these countries is attractive, why tourists love it, and why they return there every year. And also, finally, decide where to go to rest this summer anyway …
Antalya coast of Turkey
If you still wrinkle your nose at the words “rest in Turkey” – see clearly! Today it is rightfully the most popular mass direction with an excellent hotel base, wonderful animation and a well-developed tourist infrastructure. The swimming season here begins at the end of May and lasts almost until the end of September.
And here there are not only beaches and the famous All Inclusive (hotel – beach – food – drinks – animation), the country’s guests also have numerous water parks, outdoor activities, inexpensive shopping, skiing, and a huge number of architectural attractions. In addition, all this at fairly low prices, if you compare by the criteria of “price-quality” with similar hotels on the Black Sea coast of our country.
In short, the main advantages of Turkey: 3 hours to fly from Moscow, good varied food in most hotels, excellent animation, all conditions for relaxing with children are created. Cons: vacation prices rise every year, during the summer months there are VERY many tourists, Turks sometimes behave unpleasantly, in July-August it can be stuffy on the Antalya coast.
Where to go to relax at sea this summer: Greece
The next country beloved by our compatriots is Greece. Having been here once, everyone dreams of returning again. Tourists are waiting for numerous islands, the sea, the sun, food and wine, beautiful nature, ancient antiquities, discos and fun, as well as friendly Greeks. Incidentally, we have a lot in common with them, for example, the Orthodox faith.
In recent years, holidays here have become available for many Russian tourists, and seasonal very low prices for last-minute tours to Greece allow you to purchase tickets to even more visitors. The swimming season at local resorts begins in early June and lasts until the end of September.
The main advantages of Greece: a high level of service, good conditions for a family beach holiday. Cons: prices for holidays, and to visit the country you need to apply for a visa.
No less popular, now it has become among the Russians and Spain. In principle, it’s understandable why: numerous beach resorts and a rich excursion program (beautiful historical cities and attractions), the famous Canary Islands and the party Ibiza, an economical and, at the same time, quite serious “ski”, varied and very eventful nightlife, plus a great opportunity to buy things with podium at very nice prices – these are the main Spanish “trump cards”.
The main advantages of Spain: a high level of service, excellent beaches, a rich excursion and excellent shopping. Cons: prices for holidays, and to visit the country you need to apply for a visa.
Where to go to relax at sea this summer: Egypt
Well, our long-suffering Egypt closes our list, to which millions of Russians still come, and come here not only in winter but also in summer. But he is suffering, because it is a cannibal shark, then another bus accident with tourists, then terrorist attacks or even a real revolution.
But, it seems, nothing can shake the people’s love for this country, still sunny and at a very affordable price! For quite a little money you are guaranteed to get here the sun, the warm sea with chic conditions for diving, and a good hotel, plus, of course, an all-inclusive vacation. And if you can buy last-minute tours to Egypt, then in general you can spend a wonderful vacation in a chic five-star hotel at an affordable price.
The main advantages of Egypt: the sea can not be compared with the Turkish, it is much more beautiful and salty here, excellent conditions for diving, low prices. Cons: poor food in most hotels, poor animation, political instability, dangerous roads, many Egyptians working in the tourist industry behave unpleasantly, constantly get money from tourists.
Each of the above countries has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is difficult to unequivocally answer exactly where to go to relax at sea this summer. But if the budget for the trip is not very large, and besides, you are with children, then, of course, it is better to go to Turkey, because she has no competitors for a family vacation with children.