Top five summer travel destinations for citizens of Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Summer has arrived as well as the best time to travel. As countries reopen their borders, Kazinform has prepared a summary of where citizens of Kazakhstan can travel this summer.

Montenegro

Montenegro is a relatively new destination for citizens of Kazakhstan, but has already enjoyed high demand. Nationals of Kazakhstan can enter, cross the territory and stay in Montenegro for up to 30 days, with a valid passport, without a visa, from April 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022. Entry does not require proof of vaccination. or PCR test. Isn’t that a good reason to discover the country?

The country is also an attractive destination as there are direct flights between Kazakhstan and Montenegro. In just about 6 hours you will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea.

Even though Montenegro is a relatively small country and many tourists come here only to enjoy the warmth of the sea and the sun, there are also many historical sights and monuments. The small size of the country is rather an advantage because one can visit the most interesting sights and enjoy rest on the beach in one trip.

Many start their trip from Budva, Montenegro’s most popular resort town. With a 2,500 year old town and miles of beaches, it’s a great resort town. The Bay of Kotor, also known as Boka, is a winding bay in the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro and is also a popular region.

Petrovac is an equally great and popular resort on the Budva Riviera. Compared to Budva, it offers a more relaxed atmosphere.

Lake Skadar, the largest lake in southern Europe, located on the border of Albania and Montenegro, is a hidden gem of Montenegro. While usually off the track for many tourists, reaching this lake is a rewarding experience. A short drive from Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, or Budva, this is an easily doable day trip from anywhere on the coast.

Turkey

Turkey can be considered the most popular year-round travel destination for citizens of Kazakhstan. The visa-free regime (Kazakh citizens can stay without a visa for 30 days) is not the only factor that makes people choose Turkey, but also the proximity of cultures and a relatively economical option.

Turkey also removed all COVID-19 vaccination, PCR test and quarantine requirements.

While many people in Kazakhstan prefer all-inclusive vacations, which is very convenient for families with children or just those who don’t want to worry about anything, there is so much more to discover in Turkey. The adventures lie beyond the usual routes. Try flying in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, swim in the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, enjoy rafting in Köprüçay near Antalya and wild and dangerous rafting in Çoruh near Erzurum, or dive in the medieval town of Mardin. The travel options are endless.

Turkey will be a paradise for gourmets. A holiday will not be enough to try different kinds of kebabs or the huge selection of sweets – lukum, baklava, kadayif, kunefe or sutlac.

Italy

From June 1, anyone can enter Italy without needing to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or PCR test result. But until September 30, 2022, the use of FFP2 masks remains mandatory on board the following means of transport – ships and ferries used for interregional transport services, high-speed, intercity and interregional trains, local and regional public transport.

Entry into Italy requires a Schengen visa for citizens of Kazakhstan. The increase in travel demand to Italy has been caused by the recent launch of the direct Almaty-Milan flight, where a one-way ticket starts from 340 euros.

Italy needs no description. It is a Mediterranean country located in southern Europe bordered by the Adriatic Sea on the east coast, the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west or the Mediterranean coast and the Ionian Sea on the south

Picturesque nature, a favorable climate and delicious cuisine make holidays in Italy in the summer incredibly popular. Italian beaches are excellent, but holidays should be combined with exciting visits to cities with their architectural and historical monuments, local art and culinary masterpieces.

Thanks to the subtropical Mediterranean climate in Italy, the summer on the coast is hot and dry. The beach season opens at the end of May, and until the last days of September, with daytime temperatures reaching 36°C.

When thinking of a travel itinerary, Rome is a must visit on the list. The Colosseum, the Pantheon and other majestic buildings are impressively beautiful at any time of the year. choosing where to spend a vacation by the sea depends on the month, weather and price. The most popular resorts are on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, Tuscany and Liguria. For many, the Amalfi Coast is a dream location.

The prices for a summer vacation in Italy in the summer, however, are quite high.

In winter, it can be cold for swimming in Italy, but the beauty of local nature and architecture does not depend on the season. Many travelers still roam the coast for fascinating excursions, and the contemplation, and contemplating the local scenery can be endless.

Greece

Greece is not really a budget destination, but the Aegean coast, the food and the friendly people are worth a visit. This year, it became easier for citizens of Kazakhstan to travel to Greece after a local airline opened a direct flight between Almaty and Heraklion. No vaccination certificate or PCR test is required. However, the Schengen visa is compulsory.

Heraklion is the capital of the Greek island of Crete, the largest Greek island and one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It has mountain landscapes, sandy beaches and welcoming villages. In Crete, one is guaranteed to have a great beach vacation at sea, ancient sites, medieval monuments, developed infrastructure and modern entertainment centers. But in July and August it can be very hot.

Besides beach vacations, there are many other options. In Heraklion, for example, diving is a popular activity, especially in the northern resorts of the island, such as Hersonissos, Malia, Agia Pelagia and Gouves. The seabed of Heraklion has interesting flora and fauna and many old shipwrecks. The strong winds that blow frequently in summer provide great opportunities for windsurfing.

When you think of Greek culture, there is so much more than temples and marble pillars. Greece’s multiple archaeological sites live with the myths and legends of antiquity, so it’s a great opportunity to visit art galleries and museums.

Georgia

Hospitality is how Georgia can be described. Whether you want great food and wine, crystal clear water, or gorgeous mountain views, it can all be found in Georgia year-round, but summer is especially exciting in Georgia.

Direct flights are available from major cities in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan and Almaty, to get you to Georgia in just 4 hours. Effective June 15, Georgia removed the requirement to present proof of vaccination or a PCR test result.

There are so many reasons to visit Georgia. Stretching between Europe and Asia, Georgian cuisine offers a fusion of flavors and tastes and of course, Georgian wine. If you are a wine lover, visiting a wine tasting or going to a wine factory would be a perfect type of excursion. The history of winemaking in Georgia dates back thousands of years. To date, there are more than 500 varieties of grapes grown by Georgian winemakers. The uniqueness of many Georgian wines depends on where they are made, as each region of Georgia grows its own varieties of grapes, so the wines have their own unique flavor.

The country’s capital, Tbilisi, is a place where you can feel the spirit of the past blending smoothly with progress and modern culture. Here you will find the ancient Sioni Cathedral, the medieval churches of Metekhi and Anchikhati, the Narikala Fortress which opens an incredible view of the city and the ancient sulfur baths famous for their healing power.

For breathtaking views of the mountains, it is recommended to visit the Kazbegi National Park, located on the northern slopes of the Caucasus Range. The protected area of ​​the park covers a total of over 8,700 hectares. At 5,047 meters above sea level, Kazbegi Mountain, or Mkinvartsveri, is the third highest mountain in Georgia and is shrouded in myths and religious traditions.

The people of Kazakhstan also choose Georgia for treatment. One of the most popular regions is Borjomi, located in southeastern Georgia at an altitude of 800-850 meters above sea level. It is a seaside resort surrounded by mountain ranges and forests. Borjomi is known as a balneotherapy resort. Local mineral water is used to prevent and treat various diseases.

Written by Assel Satubaldina

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