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TripAdvisor: Beaches in Greece on World’s and Europe’s Best Lists for 2021

Balos Lagoon, Crete. Photo source: Incredible Crete

Four of Greece’s most popular beaches, located on the islands of  Crete and Milos, are included on the lists of the Top 25 Beaches in the World and in Europe for 2021, which were recently released by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.

Crete’s Balos Lagoon ranks 21st on the Top 25 Beaches – World list and 6th on the Top 25 Beaches – Europe list.

Elafonissi beach, also on Crete, ranks 24th in the world and 7th in Europe.

TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches in Europe list also includes two beaches located on the island of Milos in the Cyclades.

The island’s Kleftiko and Sarakiniko beaches ranked 9th and 13th, respectively.

Kleftiko, Milos Island

Kleftiko, Milos island. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

The Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards are based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings from Tripadvisor travelers for beaches, gathered over a 12-month period.

New for 2021, the Best of the Best – Beaches also takes into account the volume of “saves” for beaches on Tripadvisor, reflecting the position that many travelers were in for much of 2020 — unable to travel, desperate to explore, lusting after the beaches they wished they could visit.

For 2021, Australia’s Whitehaven Beach takes the top spot amongst global travelers.

In addition, Spiaggia dei Conigli in Lampedusa, Sicily was announced best in Europe.

Top 25 Beaches – World 2021 by TripAdvisor

  1. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Island, Australia
  2. Santa Maria Beach – Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
  3. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  4. Grace Bay Beach – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  5. Saint Pete Beach – Florida, United States
  6. Turquoise Bay – Exmouth, Australia
  7. Eagle Beach – Eagle Beach, Aruba
  8. Spiaggia dei Conigli – Lampedusa, Italy
  9. Ka’anapali Beach – Hawaii, United States
  10. Baía dos Golfinhos – Praia da Pipa, Brazil
  11. Playa de Cofete, Morro del Jable, Spain
  12. Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba
  13. Praia da Falesia Olhos de Agua, Portugal
  14. Maho Bay Beach, Cruz Bay, St. John
  15. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
  16. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain
  17. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
  18. Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
  19. Bavaro Beach, Bavaro, Dominican Republic
  20. Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  21. Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Greece
  22. Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  23. Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
  24. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
  25. Plage de Santa Giulia,Santa Giulia, France
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  1. Henry Beutler Reply

    Greatfull my beach is not on this stupid list

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