After closing of the “Balkan route” refugees have found other ways of penetration into Europe, says Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
According to the newspaper, one of the options begins in the port of Antalya in southern Turkey, in Mersin near the border with Syria, or in Athens in central Greece. After that immigrants on fishing and small commercial vessels are crossing the Mediterranean and geting into Italy. The cost of the crossing, according to the publication, is ranging from 3 to 5 thousand euros.
However, some refugees are trying to enter Albania from Greece, whence by the sea they get to Italy and continue to move to the north of Europe by the road transport. Moreover, the land border between Greece and Albania is much more difficult to overcome than the sea between those two countries and Italy.
Another alternative route is via Bulgaria. From there, the immigrants are trying to get into Romania and Serbia.