Cook summer winter holidays: 15 beach resorts

Many of us now, in the winter, think about summer vacation. And rightly so, because it offers the best ratio quality/price is always dealt with first. Mindful of the Golden rule "first come, first – serve", we offer you our collection of original summer Slippers... or resorts!

Near Abroad


The Abkhaz coast of the Black sea

Coast in Gagra

Abkhazia is one of the closest to us foreign resorts, which also will have "sized" to any wallet. Here, for a relatively small fee you will have access to the beautiful deserted beaches, lush blue sea, rugged mountains and curative air of the pine forests. Go sightseeing in the famous resort town of Gagra, to the incredibly beautiful mountain lake Ritsa in the magnificent new Athos monastery.


Batumi (Georgia)

Blue sea Batumi

Batumi amazingly combines all what we are looking for a beach holiday. It seems to be abroad, but everything they say in Russian. A decent level of service is offered at very affordable prices. A dynamic and modern resort still has its touch of Oriental flavor! In addition to visiting the city with the obligatory tasting of the local cuisine in the surrounding area worth a visit Gelati monastery, ruins of the Gonio fortress, or even go for a couple of days in Tbilisi.

Aktau (Kazakhstan)

On the Caspian seashore in Aktau

The Caspian sea is undeservedly neglected by the Russians, but for those who are looking for original resorts is a great option! Holiday on the coast of Aktau is good because even in the midst of the season of the tourists, and then place on the beaches galore. Agree, a few resorts can boast! Proximity note the magnificent white-stone city mosque, a house with a picturesque lighthouse and rocky shore in the center of Aktau.

Sumgait (Azerbaijan)

The Caspian sea is surrounded by mountains in Sumgait

The Azerbaijani coast of the Caspian sea not far behind the Kazakh colleagues and offers tours to the 24 the beaches of Sumgait. Just 35 km from the picturesque Eastern capital you can take sea and sun bath is not worse than the resorts of Europe! To diversify beach vacation suggest visits to Baku. Walk along the atmospheric Old town, where they filmed footage from the movie "the diamond arm", or pay a visit to the modern part of the capital with its famous skyscrapers in the form of flames.


Budget and visa


The Island Of Cyprus

Bay in Cyprus

Cyprus is a real directory resorts, where everyone can choose the rest to taste. Walking up to the morning of youth, Agia NAPA or immersed in the green family Protaras. The birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite of Paphos, the elegant, or the old coastal town of Larnaca. Do not forget about the island beauty: harsh capital Nicosia is split in two between the Turkish and Greek Cyprus; lost in the mountains, authentic villages and active monasteries in the country.


Tivat (Montenegro)

Coast in Tivat

Tivat – the green heart of the Adriatic Montenegro. It doesn't feel like a seaside vacation: on all sides you are surrounded by fluffy emerald mountains of Kotor Bay and it seems like you're on the shore of Alpine lake. And yet it is the sea with the obligatory presence of beaches, of which there are not very many, but they are all very scenic! Don't forget about the sightseeing opportunities in the resort. You are waiting for the Kotor fortress, a cozy town of Herceg Novi and numerous Islands with monasteries and churches.


Without a visa, but not the budget


The Mediterranean coast of Israel

The coastline in tel Aviv

Small in territory, Israel got as much as 240 kilometers of coastline of the Mediterranean with lovely wide beaches. For relaxation you can choose relatively inexpensive Haifa, Netanya cozy resort or dynamic tel Aviv. In entertainment there is no shortage, and the cultural heritage of all mankind occurs at every step! Visit ancient Jerusalem, walk along the flourishing Bahai gardens, immerse yourself in the vibrant night life of tel Aviv and, of course, don't forget to go to the Dead sea.


Agadir (Morocco)

Coast in Agadir

Want to relax on the ocean, and even in the scenery of the "Thousand and one nights"? Then go to Agadir! Here is one of the best beaches in Morocco and at the same time the local branch of Paradise for surfers. Be sure to go to the city market for spices and Oriental sweets, and local restaurants have tasting seafood. Agadir is ideal to explore the South of Morocco: red beach Legzira, a vibrant bustling Marrakech and the pirate whitewashed city of Essaouira.


Budget, but with a visa


Varna (Bulgaria)

Coast in Varna

Varna is an ideal option for those wishing to relax in Europe, but the budget; to go abroad, but continue to speak their native language. Here, adults will be welcomed with open arms, and the children will arrange the best vacation in the world. In fact, the city has a Dolphinarium and the planetarium and the surrounding area includes a themed children's Park happy Land. There are interesting and for adults: Varna assumption Cathedral, Aladzha cave monastery and the nearby Spa resort Riviera.


The Island Of Crete (Greece)

On the Mediterranean sea in Crete

Crete (not to be confused with Cyprus!) – the largest island of Greece and part of its most popular resort. This is understandable: here you can find everything you want tourist. The wide sandy beaches of the West part of the island and the most beautiful rocky coast in the East, the azure Mediterranean sea and the mountain lake Kournas. The incredible nightlife of Hersonissos center and calm romantic resorts and ancient cities of Rethymno and Chania are interspersed with the present-day capital of the island Heraklion.


Split (Croatia)

A secluded Cove in split

The sea in Croatia is one of the cleanest in Europe, and rugged for hundreds of inlets and Islands the coastline allows local resorts claim the title of most beautiful. Throw in fragrant pine forests, nice pebble beaches, and in the center place of the city, marked with a "logo" of UNESCO. And it will be Split! Once out of range, go to brac island with Zlatni rat beach, in the mountain fortress of Klis or the unique nature reserve Plitvice lakes.


With a visa and not a budget


Costa Brava/Dorada (Spain)

The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava and the Costa Blanca has long been loved by the Russians, and even risking to become a leader with our visitors. But rest assured, the beaches of these resorts will be enough for everyone, and fun – even with a vengeance! The gem of this region is the amazing Barcelona. No less interesting and its environs: historical Tarragona, the mountain Montserrat monastery and the birthplace of Dalí Figueres. Children will take to the amusement Park "Port Aventura", and his favourite arrange a romantic trip to the Pyrenees.


Roman Riviera di Ulisse (Italy)

Roman Riviera at dusk

The majority of tourists Rome is associated only with the attractions but not everyone knows that in the surrounding area "filled" miles of beautiful beaches. Choosing a resort close to the Eternal city, it is convenient to combine a seaside holiday with a visit to the antique beauty and rich museums of the Italian capital. If you are staying in the southern part of the Riviera, visit the volcanic lake Albano, the fabulous Sperlonga and, of course, Naples with its flavorful pizza!


Continental Portugal and Madeira island

The coast of the Atlantic ocean on Madeira

On vacation at the end of the world is about Portugal, which is located literally at the other end of Europe, washed by the waters of the Atlantic. Best resort for young people here is Lisbon, located between Lisbon and the westernmost point of Europe — Cape ROCA. Nearby Estoril will suit the more Mature traveller who will appreciate the local restaurants, shops and a casino. If you are a fan of endless beaches and relaxation, then you will be area of the Algarve. And the most exotic resort of Portugal is stunning for its natural beauty, the island of Madeira, where it is possible to fly from Lisbon just 25-30 euros one way.




The Mediterranean cruisei

Mediterranean cruise

If all of the above you are unable to stop on any one option, we suggest you choose the "holiday meats" in the form of a Mediterranean cruise. Every day new beaches, new cities and even countries! You can choose a trip duration of 4 days to two weeks. Cruises around the Western Mediterranean usually start from the ports of Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa and Civitavecchia (near Rome). But the trip to the Eastern part of the sea region starting from Venice, Athens and Istanbul. The cost of cruises – from 250 euros per person. All inclusive partial, usually 5 meals a day, drinks are paid separately.

I hope that our ideas for the summer holidays only inflame your desire to go to one of these amazing places. published


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