Forbes magazine, in collaboration with the hotel booking service, made the list based on search queries of tourists who were looking for the popular resort cities and island for holidays during the velvet season.

Baku hit the top ten of the best destinations.

Speaking of the capital of Azerbaijan, the authors of the rating stressed that sunny weather in Baku lasts till the end of September, and you can swim in the warm sea on the beach just a half hour drive from the city. Tourists were satisfied with their vacation, because Baku managed to preserve the heritage of antiquity and at the same time transform into a modern metropolis.

Futuristic skyscrapers of the “Flame Towers”, visible from any point of the city, became the main landmark of modern Baku.