Santorini, Crete Top Mediterranean Holiday Destinations

Rethymno_2013_6_25_12_48_40_b1Travelers once again showed their preference for Greek destinations, as Greek islands occupied four of the five first places on the list of the 20 most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region.

According to a research carried out by the travel metasearch engine focusing on hotels Trivago on the most popular Mediterranean destinations based on its users comments, Imerovigli on the island of Santorini, Greece, came first (with a popularity rate at 85%), while the traditional settlement of Fira, again on the Greek Aegean island of Santorini ranked second. Apparently, the natural beauty of the island persuaded for one more year the international travelers who gave it the first two places in their preferences. Capri in Italy ranked third followed by Chania, Crete, fourth. The top five is completed by Rethymno, Crete, while in the 17th place we have one more Greek destination that of Agios Nikolaos, Crete.

According to the list, Crete and Santorini come first in the mind of the travelers when they hear the word “Mediterranean.”  The list also includes six destinations in Italy, four destinations in Spain, two in France as well as Lagos in Portugal.

The 20 Most Popular Mediterranean destinations:

1. Imerovigli, Santorini 85

2. Fira, Santorini 82

3. Capri, Italy 81 (81,41)

4. Chania, Crete 81( 81, 32)

5. Rethymno, Crete 81 (81,27)

6. Lagos, Portugal 81

7. Syracuse, Sicily 81

8. Llanes, Spain 81

9. Monte Carlo, Monaco 81

10. Tavira, Portugal 80

11. Trapani, Italy 80

12. Alghero, Italy 80

13. Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy 80

14. Conil de la Frontera, Spain 80

15. Santa Eulalia, Spain 79

16. Marbella, Spain 79

17. Agios Nikolaos, Crete 79

18. Lignano Sabbiadoro, Crete 79

19. Saintes Maries de la Mer, France79

20. Alcudia, Majorca , Spain 79