Crete Voted Fifth-Best Travel Destination in the World



Psaromoura Beach on the island of Crete. File photo

The Greek island of Crete has just been voted the fifth best of all the world’s top destinations in TripAdvisor’s recent “Best Destinations in the World – Travelers Choice” awards.

Crete was featured among the most well-known and popular tourist destinations anywhere on the globe including London, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and New York.

According to Stavros Arnaoutakis, the local governor of Crete, the TripAdvisor award is an indicator of the excellent job that has been done in promoting the island as a spectacular destination, with much to offer tourists. The island’s authorities, along with the Greek Ministry of Tourism, work closely together to promote Cretes’ tourist product.

The first three places on the TripAdvisor award list were taken by Paris, London, and Rome, while destinations such as Istanbul, Tokyo and New York ranked lower than Crete on the list.

Crete and Bali, Indonesia were the only two island destinations to be featured in the top ten locations this year.