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Greece Takes Conde Nast Award for "Europe's Best Islands"

The Greek island of Folegandros, near Santorini. Credit: pxfuel

Last week, the major publication Condé Nast Traveler released the results of their 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards Survey — and naturally, Greece dominated the category of “Europe’s Best Islands.”
Over 600,000 travelers voted online in the 33rd Readers’ Choice Awards, sharing their Top Islands in six regions, including Europe. Conde Nast tourism mavens were asked to vote for “places that they love and would return to – along with their favorite means of getting there.”
Out of the top 35 World’s Best Islands, Greece held four spots — Folegandros, Zakynthos, Crete, and Mykonos. These islands represent distinctly different regions of Greece, with a stunning natural beauty all their own, along with iconic island landscapes.
In the heart of the Aegean, Folegandros was named the best island in Europe!
From Folegandros, famed as Santorini’s smaller neighbor without the overwhelming crowds, to Zakynthos, with is startling emerald waters and soaring cliffs, the islands of Greece are so numerous and varied that they offer the perfect holiday experience for any type of traveler seeking an authentic Greek island experience.
In a year when exploring the world has seemed so out of reach for many, the Readers’ Choice Awards are a very timely reminder of the wider world out there, and an opportunity to “celebrate and support the travel industry, shine a spotlight on new places, and revisit familiar ones with a fresh eye. All of them under one sky.”

Here is the full list of the best islands in Europe:
Folegandros, Greece
Zakynthos, Greece
Crete, Greece
Hvar, Croatia
Mykonos, Greece
Skiathos, Greece
Ischia, Italy
Mallorca, Spain
Bozcaada, Turkey
Paros, Greece

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