Crete has been included on the list of the 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers, which was recently released by the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine, one of the world’s most influential travel brands.
More specifically, T+L author Maya Kachroo-Levine spoke with 12 solo travelers, who specifically sought out tropical destinations around the world.
“Tropical destinations offer perfect itineraries (and prices) for when you need to escape from the hustle of real life—you just have to know where to go. And choosing a tropical destination doesn’t mean you won’t find must-see landmarks; get you a destination that can do both,” she said.
Crete was visited by traveler Hillary Handy, who recommended the island for its nature, hospitality, gastronomy and sense of safety. “I had a fantastic time on Crete and can’t recommend it enough! Filled with small mountain towns and gorgeous beaches on every side, there was so much to explore. The island was beautiful, the food delicious and uniquely Greek, and the people were so friendly,” Handy said.
“Everyone I met spoke an impressive amount of English. I felt incredibly safe the entire time I was there, even when walking around the old quarter of Chania — the city I stayed in — at 1 o’clock in the morning,” she added.
The T+L list also includes Australia, Bermuda, the Galapagos islands in Ecuador, Thailand, Laos, Turks and Caicos, Sri Lanka, Miami, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Cambodia.