1. Moldova is Europe's least-visited nation.
Moldova is undoubtedly the least visited country in Europe and one of the least visited nations worldwide, with just 150,000-180,000 foreign visitors each year. Consider how simple it is for Europeans to visit neighboring nations; this finding is a surprise. However, although foreign immigration increased between 2010 and 2020, they have begun to fall again in Moldova in the wake of the global epidemic.
We still think Moldova is a great and undervalued nation, and this collection of exciting tidbits should convince you why you should go there. Personally, one of the best things about traveling to Moldova is…
2. A Glass of Wine
3. A Complete Wine-Filled City Below Ground
Vintners from all over the world look to Cricova Underground City as a representation of Moldovan wine. Over 70 kilometers of galleries may be found in Cricova. Dionis, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Feteasca, and many more streets in Cricova are named after varietals of wine. Approximately 10 kilometers separate this city from the country’s capital, Chisinau. Thousands of gallons of wine are housed within, maintained at ideal temperatures of 12-14 degrees Celsius and humidity levels of 97-98%.
Urban legend states that in 1966, the famous astronaut Yuri Gagarin visited the basements and needed help getting out two days later (because he was too drunk). Also well recognized is the fact that it was here that Russian President Vladimir Putin turned the big 5-0.
4. The Biggest Wine Cellar on the Planet
Milestii Mici of Moldova has the world’s most extensive wine cellar, according to Guinness World Records. Close to two million bottles of wine are stored in these underground vaults. This collection’s most expensive drinks may cost as much as €480. The bottles are stashed away in 55 kilometers of tunnels dug out during Soviet-era lime mining activities in Moldova. Since 1968, these cellars have been utilized to keep a growing collection of wines in perfect condition.