Elafonissi in Crete Voted 2nd Best Beach in Europe



elafonissiThe beach of Elafonissi located on the Greek island of Crete was ranked among the 14 best beaches in the world and the second best in Europe for 2016, according to the Travellers’ Choice Awards — the largest travel platform in the world, TripAdvisor.

In addition, five other Greek beaches, Limnionas on Zakynthos, Balos, Agios Pavlos, Sarakiniko on Milos and Egremni on Lefkada were also included on the list of the 15 best beaches in Europe.

The beaches included on TripAdvisor’s lists had the best user reviews in the last 12 months, both regarding quantity and quality.

The lists were as follows:

Top 15 beaches in the world
1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
2. Baia do Sancho, Brazil
3. Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba
4. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
5. Cayo de Agua, Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
6. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
7. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands
8. Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
9. West Bay Beach, Honduras
10. Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Philippines
11. Maho Beach, Cruz Bay, St. John
12. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands
13. Sharm El Luli, Marsa Alam, Egypt
14. Elafonissi, Greece
15. Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Top 25 beaches in Europe
1. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands
2. Elafonissi, Crete
3. Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro, Portugal
4. El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, El Cotillo, Spain
5. Playa de Bolonia, Tarifa, Spain
6. Playa de Cofete, Morro del Jable, Spain
7. Porto Limnionas – Zakynthos
8. Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
9. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
10. Cala Comte, Ibiza, Spain
11. Balos, Kissamos
12. Agios Pavlos, Lindos
13. Sarakiniko, Milos
14. Playa de Muro Beach, Playa de Muro, Spain
15. Egremni, Lefkada
16. Praia Dona Ana, Lagos, Portugal
17. Makronissos, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
18. Praia da Falesia, Olhos de Agua, Portugal
19. Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Italy
20. Kleopatra Beach, Alanya, Turkey
21. La Pelosa Beach, Stintino, Italy
22. Jurmala Beach, Jurmala, Latvia
23. Konnos, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
24. Praia Gale, Albufeira, Portugal
25. Palombaggia Beach, Porto-Vecchio, France


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