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TripAdvisor: Three Greek Beaches Among Top in Europe for 2018

Elafonissi Beach on Crete is the 11th best beach in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches. Photo © Constantin Stanciu / Shutterstock

Three beaches in Greece are ranked among Europe’s best for this year, according to TripAdvisor’s recently released 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches.

According to TripAdvisor, the beach of Elafonissi on Crete was crowned the second best among the top 25 beaches in Europe. It also ranked eleventh among the world’s top 25 best beaches for 2018.

Furthermore, the Balos beach and lagoon on Crete and the Simos beach in Elafonissos in the Peloponnese ranked eighth and eleventh respectively on the list of Tripadvisor’s top 25 beaches in Europe for 2018.

Elafonissi, Crete

“Picturesque beach and coastline” – TripAdvisor Traveler review

Balos Beach and Lagoon, Kissamos, Crete

“…a mysteriously beautiful place”– TripAdvisor Traveler review

Simos Beach, Elafonissos, Peloponnese

“This has got to be one of the best beaches in the world!” – TripAdvisor Traveler review

TripAdvisor has awarded 355 beaches overall, including the top 25 in the world and local lists for Asia, Europe, Africa, South Pacific, South America, Middle East, France, Germany, Greece and India among other countries. “Soft sand, clear waters and balmy temperatures are common threads among these Travelers’ Choice award-winning beaches that have delighted millions of TripAdvisor reviewers across the globe,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.

The Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos has won the top honor as the best beach in the world this year.

Photos: TripAdvisor

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