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Destinations to avoid in summer 2023 due to overtourism

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Destinations to avoid in summer 2023 due to overtourism

Every year there are more and more tourists in Europe, so popular tourist destinations turn into crowded locations where it is difficult to even turn around. Find out where there are the most tourists this summer and where you shouldn't plan a trip

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Europe attracts tourists from all over the world. Every year, more and more travelers want to visit cities with rich history and culture, as well as attractions and beaches in different countries. We tell you about the most visited tourist locations in Europe that you should not choose when planning your summer vacation this year with reference to Thethinkingtraveller.

For those who want not only to have a good time but also to save money, we have collected top tips that will help you plan your expenses and not overpay for your vacation here.


Which tourist locations in Europe should be avoided in the summer of 2023?


England, Italy, and Spain are extremely popular among tourists this year. Greece, France, and Scotland are also in demand among travelers.

The most common European attractions that everyone wants to visit, with the statuses of "too crowded" and "can't get through" in social networks, are:

● In Italy: Venice's Grand Canal, the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum in Rome,;

● In Spain: Siam Park in Tenerife, Boqueria Market and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona;

● In Greece: Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, Lindos village in Rhodes.

● In England: The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the British Museum in London, the Roman Baths in Bath;

● In France: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay in Paris;

● In Scotland: Edinburgh Castle;


Of course, it is best to visit these places outside the holidays and vacation season, as well as on weekdays, as there are more opportunities for sightseeing.

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Beaches in Europe that are crowded with people


In the summer, tourists are not only interested in historical monuments, architecture and museums, but also in large crowds of vacationers flocking to the beaches. And today, some of them are not as attractive as they look in the photos, because you have to sunbathe and swim in a crowd of vacationers.

Thus, in the summer of 2023, the most crowded beaches in Europe were:

● Elafonisi in Crete, Red Beach in Santorini, Navayo on the island of Zakynthos (in Greece)

● Fig Tree Beach in the Cypriot resort of Protaras

● Barceloneta (in Barcelona)

● Levante beach in Alicante (in Spain)


Therefore, we recommend avoiding the listed tourist locations this summer to avoid spoiling the impression of your long-awaited vacation. And to make your trip safe, we advise you to take care of reliable health insurance that will protect you from unexpected expenses during your vacation. You can buy insurance quickly and easily online here.


We remind you! Ukraine can surprise you not only with the amount of crops grown, but also with exotic plants that are quite unusual for the local climate. We told you about the most exotic plantations in Ukraine where gastronomic wonders are grown in our previous article.




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