Europe is one of the most visited continents in the world. Each year, a large number of tourists visit Europe to see the beautiful travel destinations such as London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and many others. Most of the countries in the European continent have a large number of tourist attractions but still some countries are receiving less tourists compare to its counterparts. We have compiled a list of the 10 least visited countries in Europe according to the World Bank data.

10 Least Visited Countries in Europe And Why You Should Visit Them All

10. Luxembourg

Luxembourg is located between Germany and France. It is one of the richest countries in the world but less attractive for tourists compare to other European countries. Luxembourg has an excellent greenery, lakes, and the mountains but it attracts only 905,000 visitors each year. Luxembourg is a small country, hence 905,000 is a large number. If you are planning to visit the beautiful city-state Luxembourg, then do not forget to taste the great wine.

Luxembourg
Source: Travel & Adventures Everywhere

9. Serbia

Serbia is one of the coldest countries in the world. In the past, Serbia faced a deadly civil war, which bring down the number of tourists arrival. Serbia receives 810,000 visitors each year, which is less compare to other European countries such as the United Kingdom, Norway, Spain and many others. If you are looking for the original experience of Eastern Europe, then don’t forget to visit Serbia.

Serbia
Source: Europa.eu

8. Iceland

Iceland is one of the least visited countries in Europe. However, Iceland is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Iceland receives 673,000 tourists each year. It is the more than the double of its population 320,000. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland is one of the best travel destinations in Europe to enjoy the nightlife. Iceland is a world famous travel destination of living volcanoes.

Reykjavik, Iceland

7. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a badly marketed destination in Europe due to its civil war in the 1990s. The country is also one of the least developed nations in Europe. Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is being patrolled by the European Union peacekeepers since many years.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: ELSA

6. Macedonia

Macedonia is the sixth least visited country in the European continent. Macedonia is the former Yugoslav republic and right now trying to out from the shadow of Yugoslavia. The country has a lot of tourist attractions for the religious tour but a key-note attraction is lacking to make Macedonia one of the best travel destinations in the region.

Skopje, Macedonia
Source: InterRail

5. Monaco

Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the European continent with a population of 37,831. Monaco receives 292,000 visitors each year, which is more than triple of its population. It’s a large number for a tiny nation which have a population of 37,831. Monaco is also one of the richest countries in the world. Monaco has a good number of tourist places such as the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, The Royal Palace and many other great places.

Monaco

4. San Marino

San Marino is one of the tiny nations in the world. The population of San Marino is merely just 31,448, which makes it one of the smallest nations in the world. The country is spread over the land of 60 square km, that’s why it ranked low on the list. San Marino has a beautiful castles and soaking up the history of the world’s oldest republic.

Fortress of Guaita San Marino
Source: Wikimedia Commons

3. Belarus

Belarus is said to be the last dictatorship in Europe. The word “last dictatorship in Europe” says all the things about the country and why it is one of the least visited countries in Europe. The country has a few tourist attractions to attract a large number of tourists flow. Belarus receives 119,000 visitors each year, which makes it the third least visited country in Europe.

Minsk, Belarus
Source: Wikimedia Commons

2. Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is one of the smallest nations in the world with a population just 36,000. Liechtenstein receives 54,000 tourists each year which is more than its population. Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein has many great places to spend a few days. You can also enjoy the taste of wine and visit the beautiful castle of Vaduz. The country is spread over a land of 160 square kilometers between Switzerland and Austria.

Liechtenstein images

1. Moldova

Moldova is the least visited country in the European continent. It receives 11,000 visitors each year which makes it the worst country in the list. The country is located between Ukraine and Romania and it is hard to reach there. The country has a less tourist attractions compare to other counterparts.

Chisinau Moldova
Source: OneStep4Ward

Related: 10 Most Visited Countries in Europe

Frequent Questions Asked by Our Readers:

Q.1: Which are 2 least visited countries in Europe?
Answer: Moldova and Liechtenstein are 2 least visited countries in Europe.

Q.2: Which are 20 least visited countries in Europe?
Answer: So, here you go!.
20. Estonia
19. Albania
18. Cyprus
17. Andorra
16. Slovenia
15. Lithuania
14. Malta
13. Latvia
12. Montenegro
11. Armenia
10. Luxembourg
9. Serbia
8. Iceland
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina
6. Republic of Macedonia
5. Monaco
4. Belarus
3. San Marino
2. Liechtenstein
1. Moldova

Q.3: Which is the least visited country in Europe?
Answer: Moldova is the least visited country in Europe with 11,500 tourists per year.

Q.4: Which are the least popular tourist countries in Europe?
Answer: Moldova, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Belarus, Monaco, and Republic of Macedonia are least popular tourist countries in Europe.

Article Title: 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe And Why You Should Visit Them All
Article last re-published on April 10, 2017.

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