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Travel + Leisure: Santorini, Greece, Tops World’s Best Islands List For 2014

Oia, Santorini

Oia, Santorini

Fira, Santorini.

Fira, Santorini.

Discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted and chose the Greek island of Santorini as the World’s Best Island for 2014. Santorini ranked fourth in last year’s poll.

Top 10 Overall                                                   Score
1 Santorini, Greece                                      89.98
2 Maui, Hawaii                                                   89.51
3 Kauai, Hawaii                                                  88.59
4 Hawaii, the Big Island                                  87.89
5 Bali, Indonesia                                               86.82
6 Oahu, Hawaii                                                 86.71
7 Galápagos, Ecuador                                    86.37
8 Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands        86.22
9 Vancouver Island, Canada                       86.20
10 San Juan Islands, Washington              85.78

Best in Europe: Three Greek islands in top 5

Santorini was also in the first place among the best islands in Europe. The category also included Crete and Mykonos among Europe’s best islands.

Crete. Photo: © photoff, Shutterstock

Crete. Photo: © photoff, Shutterstock

Europe                                 Score
1 Santorini, Greece     89.98
2 Capri, Italy                      85.36
3 Crete, Greece             84.30
4 Sicily, Italy                       84.26
5 Mykonos, Greece      82.55

Mykonos. Photo © leoks, Shutterstock

Mykonos. Photo © leoks, Shutterstock

In the magazine’s 19th annual World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure readers determined the top hotels, destinations, and companies that define the very best in travel.

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