Not one or two, but five Greek Islands are in the top-ten list of the best island destinations in Europe for 2014, in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards, the world’s leading travel website. Naxos, Milos, Kefalonia, Santorini and Paros, all islands of distinctive beauty and charm, have made it in the top ten islands in Europe, according to travellers reviews and ratings.
Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades Islands and childhood home of Zeus, comes second (2nd) in the list, featuring a unique blend of ancient ruins and beach culture.
Milos, the “island of colours” as it is known due to its colourful buildings and jewel-coloured waters, comes fifth (5th) as it flows serenely in the Aegean Sea.
Kefalonia, the charming Queen of the Ionian Sea and home of legendary Odysseus, with its vibrant history, vivid local spirit, sapphire waters and lush greenery comes sixth (6th) best island in Europe.
Santorini, the fairy of the Aegean, with its candy-coloured houses, the sapphire waters and the mind-blowing sunsets comes seventh (7th) in travellers’ choice list.
Paros, the gleaming white lady, has everything for everyone in perfect beaches of golden sand and comes tenth (10th) best island in Europe.
Worth to mention that, Travelers’ choice annual awards are based on millions of reviews and ratings by international tourists on the travel website over the past year. Especially for the island awards, these are based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each island on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.
TripAdvisor Top 10 Islands in Europe 2014
1 Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK
2 Naxos, Greece
3 Island of Gozo, Malta
4 Mainland, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Milos, Greece
6 Cephalonia, Greece
7 Santorini, Greece
8 Island of Capri, Italy
9 Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK
10 Paros, Greece
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