Lake Sevan, Armenia. most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to start holiday planning. However, you'll likely want to avoid the crowds.

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe’s top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.

The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard data. The places were ranked according to beauty, crowdedness, cost of stay, convenience, and, of course, card payment acceptance.

17. Lake Sevan, Armenia.

Despite its beauty, tourism in Armenia is still underdeveloped, and prices remain low. it is famed for its monasteries. The Sevanavank monastery, pictured above, is a must see.

Average price of a meal per person at a mid-range restaurant: €10 (£8.81)

Price per night, per person for a double room in a 3-star hotel or guesthouse: Under €20 (£17.62)

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