Greek tourism won another major international distinction this week as the east Mediterranean country was chosen as the top destination in the “The World’s Top 100” category, which was announced at an annual Condé Nast Traveller 21st readers’ awards gala in London.
Greece also ranked first in the “Best islands / Favourite island” category, and second in the ” Best countries / Favourite countries” category.
The prestigious awards are voted for by CNT readers, honouring the best destinations, hotels, villas, spas, airlines, airports, cruises and tour operators.
“Despite all those staycations, the Channel Islands are as close as you get to the UK when it comes to water-surrounded land masses: you prefer to cast your net wider, to the warmer Indian Ocean, Caribbean or Mediterranean – and, increasingly, as far as the Philippines, which has more than 7,600 islands to choose between. The Greek Islands were the classical winners though, and this year’s overall number one, scoring highly for scenery and people,” notes CNT.
The Top 10 Islands in the world according to Condé Nast readers for 2018:
- 1 Greek Islands
- 2 The Maldives
- 3 Balearic Islands
- 4 Hawaii
- 5 St Lucia
- 6 Bali
- 7 Sicily
- 8 Mauritius
- 9 Koh Samui
- 10 The Canary Islands