The best island in Europe for 2020 is Paros, according to the many readers of the leading American travel magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L), who participated in the voting for the World’s Best Awards 2020.
True to form, Greece holds seven spots on this year’s distinguished list. The island of Milos was voted in second place, Crete came in sixth and Rhodes and the Dodecanese were in tenth place. Santorini took the eleventh spot, Corfu and the Ionian islands came in at number 18 and Mykonos took 20th place.
Every year for our “World’s Best Awards” survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.
Writing about the winning island of Paros, T+L says that “this 76-square-mile haven has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, stretches of white sand embraced by craggy cliffs on one side and turquoise waters on the other.
“Inland, it charms visitors with its traditional Cycladic architecture, small villages, and ancient monuments. Those looking for nightlife will be pleased with the island’s many clubs.”