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Rhodes and Santorini in World’s Top 22 Trending Destinations for 2022

Photo source: @Municipality of Rhodes

The Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini are included in the Top 22 Trending Destinations in the World, according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2022.

The travel guidance platform has announced the first of its highly anticipated annual community-powered awards for 2022: the Best of the Best Destinations.

“Despite new Covid-19 variant surges, data shows that the desire to travel remains stronger than ever. In fact, 71 percent of Americans in a recent Tripadvisor sponsored survey say they are likely to travel for leisure this year,” the announcement said.

What’s hot for 2022?

Trending Destinations are locations around the world seeing the greatest year-over-year growth in reviews and ratings on Tripadvisor including everywhere – from dreamy beaches to places full of architectural wonders.

Rhodes ranks third on the list for its well-preserved medieval city, the high-rise hotels of the northern and eastern coastlines, the small villages and resorts, according to TripAdvisor.

The island of Santorini ranks 10th on the World’s Top Trending Destinations list for its candy-colored houses carved into cliffs, sapphire waters and gleaming white buildings as well as Oia’s world famous sunset.

Rhodes also ranks 11th on TripAdvisor’s list of the World’s Top Destinations for Sun Seekers, while Santorini is 14th on the same list.

Santorini, Greece

Majorca, Spain is the No. 1 Trending Destination in the world for 2022, followed by Cairo, Egypt in second spot, Tulum, Mexico in fourth position and Dubrovnik, Croatia in the fifth place.

TripAdvisor’s Top 22 Trending Destinations in the World for 2022

1. Majorca, Spain
2. Cairo, Egypt
3. Rhodes, Greece
4. Tulum, Mexico
5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
6. Ibiza, Spain
7. Natal, Brazil
8. Arusha, Tanzania
9. Goreme, Turkey
10. Santorini, Greece
11. Paraty, Brazil
12. Aruba
13. Split, Croatia
14. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
15. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
16. Luxor, Egypt
17. Dominican Republic
18. Charleston, South Carolina
19. St Martin / St Maarten
20. North Male Atoll
21. Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago
22. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Photo source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

Crete island. Photo source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

More Greek destinations Win at Travelers’ Choice Awards 2022

Apart from Rhodes and Santorini, TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards lists also include Athens, Corfu and Crete:

Crete ranks fifth on the World’s Popular Destinations list and second among Europe’s Popular Destinations for 2022.

In addition, Crete has been voted third best destination for sun seekers in the world.


Athens, Greece. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

Athens has been announced 14th most popular destination in Europe.

The Greek capital also ranks 24th on the list of the Top Destinations for City Lovers in the World.

Corfu ranks 16th on the list of the Popular Destinations in Europe.

Corfu island. Photo source: Visit Greece / E. Fili

The Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards honor travelers’ favorite destinations worldwide based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings specific to each award subcategory from travelers on Tripadvisor for accommodations, restaurants, and things to do in destinations worldwide over the 12-month period between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021.

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