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Elafonissi, Greece, Is One Of The Best Beaches In The World For 2014

Photo © Constantin Stanciu / Shutterstock

Photo © Constantin Stanciu / Shutterstock

Tripadvisor_2014One of the top 25 beaches in the world for 2014 is Elafonissi in Greece, according to users of travel website Tripadvisor.

The Greek beach, located in west Crete, 75 kilometres southwest of Chania, is in the 17th place among the 25 best beaches worldwide. According to users of the travel website, the best time to visit is the May-October period.

Elafonissi, a tiny island with white sand, means “deer island,” but visitors will not see any deer on the island! It is separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a meter deep.

Tripadvisor user comment: “Breathtakingly beautiful. The water is crystal clear and the sand displays tones of pink from seashells.”

Photo © Constantinos Dougas / GTP

Photo © Constantinos Dougas / GTP

2014 Travelers’ Choice: Top 25 Beaches — World

Tripadvisor_20141. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
3. Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco) – Culebra, Puerto Rico
4. Rabbit Beach – Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
5. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands
6. Playa de Ses Illetes – Formentera, Balearic Islands
7. Anse Lazio – Praslin Island, Seychelles
8. Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Hawaii
9. Rhossili Bay – Swansea, United Kingdom
10. Playa Norte – Isla Mujeres
11. Playa Paraiso Beach – Cayo Largo, Cuba
12. Praia Dos Carneiros – Tamandare, Brazil
13. Lopes Mendes Beach – Ilha Grande, Brazil
14. The Baths – Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
15. Playa de las Catedrales – Ribadeo, Spain
16. Ka’anapali Beach – Lahaina, Hawaii
17. Elafonissi Beach – Elafonissi, Greece
18. Cala Mariolu – Baunei, Italy
19. White Beach – Boracay, Visayas
20. Turquoise Bay Exmouth – Exmouth, Australia
21. Anse Source d’Argent – La Digue Island, Seychelles
22. Cable Beach – Broome, Australia
23. Playa Manuel Antonio – Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
24. Camp’s Bay Beach – Camps Bay, South Africa
25. Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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