Greek Islands Named "Best in the World" 2017 by Conde Nast Traveller PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 September 2017 21:25
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The beautiful Greek islands topped the list of the 20 “Best Islands in the World”, as voted by the readers of prestigious Condé Nast Traveller (CNT), due to their “extraordinary scenery and people.”

According to the CNT “Readers’ Travel Awards 2017” list the Balearics came second, followed by Sicily, the Maldives and Koh Samui in Thailand.

The Best Islands in the World – Top 20

1 Greek Islands
2 Balearic Islands
3 Sicily
4 The Maldives
5 Koh Samui
6 Bali
7 The Seychelles
8 Malta
9 Sardinia
10 St Lucia
11 St Barth’s
12 The Bahamas
13 Langkawi
14 Bora Bora
15 Mauritius
16 Barbados
17 Hawaiian Islands
18 Capri
19 Jamaica
20 Corsica

To top it off, Greece was voted as the second “Best Country in the World” by the readers of CNT after Italy, which came in at first place. The United States came third, followed by France and Spain.

In 2016 Greece had ranked first in the same category in the Readers’ Travel Awards, while the Greek islands had taken the second place on the “Best Islands in the World” list.

Greece has dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Santorini taking 1st place, Crete ranking 4th, Paros in 5th place and Rhodes at number 6.

#1 Best Island in Europe. Stunning Santorini: 





#4 Best Island in Europe. Captivating Crete:



#5 Best Island in Europe. Picture Perfect Paros



World Famous Rock Star, Jon Bon Jovi, seen above in Paros ordering dinner with his family.


#6 Best Island in Europe. Rhodes

Travel + Leisure (T+L) is a travel magazine based in New York City, and is known as one of the world’s most influential travel brands. Every year T+L holds their World’s Best Awards survey, asking millions of readers worldwide to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe- sharing their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more.


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