Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards
Greece performed well at the Travel & Leisure Awards particularly in the ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category. Travel & Leisure, a New York-based magazine, has a reputation as one of the most influetial travel brands. Each year the awards are organised asking their millions of readers to share their travel experiences as well as their opinions on cities and islands.
Santorini topped the list of the ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category with Crete, Paros and Rhodes in fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively. The decisions are based on activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food and friendliness amongst others.
The publication stated that while all the Greek islands which made the list were unique in their own ways, Santorini stood out from the rest. “Rhodes and the Dodecanese, Páros, and Crete are all places where you can choose your own adventure: ruins or lazy basking in the sun, with a spectacular meal of fresh fish at the end of the day regardless. But Santorini is another animal altogether, which is why it’s claimed the number one spot in this category an astounding 14 times. Sunset hero shots may have become a cliché on Instagram—and here, as everyone gathers in the cobblestoned town of Oía just before evening falls, you can see why. Hotels built into the steep cliffs offer views out over the sea that are so captivating, there’s no reason to leave your suite and its private plunge pool until dinnertime,”