Leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has announced Greece as the world’s most sustainable food destination for 2021.
The guide recently published the 2021 edition of its “Best in Travel” awards, which is different this year as it recognizes places and people demonstrating a genuine commitment to sustainability, community and diversity.
Best in Travel 2021 features Greece as the leader in organic produce markets, prolific wild herbs and island seafood hauls.
According to Lonely Planet’s Kate Armstrong, Greeks have been green for centuries.
“The age-old habit of growing vegetables, harvesting olives and preparing silky oil, and cooking up a storm with tomatoes, fresh fish and wild greens is the norm for most folk whether they live on an island or the mainland,” she said.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel includes a number of categories including best sustainable storyteller, wildlife program, emerging destination, train journey, island, accommodation and more.
Alonissos ranked sixth for its unique sustainability features and its well-preserved Peristera shipwreck that recently opened as Greece’s first underwater museum.