“A spot of white in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the island of Naxos is a unique blend of ancient ruins and beach culture,” travel review site, Tripadvisor, said referring to the largest island of the Cyclades group.
Naxos ranked sixth best island in the world in the TripAdvisor 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards.
The awards were given to islands that received the highest marks in the quality and quantity of hotels, restaurants and attractions from TripAdvisor users over the past year.
On Naxos, which also ranked number two in the best island in Europe category, Tripadvisor says:
“The largest of the Cycladic Islands, Naxos is the childhood home of none other than Zeus, king of the gods. Upon arrival in Naxos, hike over a causeway to Palatia, where the Portara, a stone gateway to an ancient temple that no longer exists, stands alone, the symbol of the island. At sunset, the views of the island, and the sea beyond, are breathtaking.”
“There is something transporting about an island vacation, and these Travelers’ Choice Islands winners will help travelers find their next escape,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
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“These winning islands have been highly rated from travelers around the globe,” Ms. Messing said.
Tripadvisor: Top 10 Islands in the World
1. Ambergris Caye, Belize
2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Marco Island, Florida
5. Lewis and Harris, Scotland
6. Naxos, Greece
7. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
8. Nosy Be, Madagascar
9. Easter Island, Chile10.
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