More specifically, Balos ranks 24th on TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches – World list and 5th on the Top 25 Beaches — Europe list.
In addition, TripAdvisor ranks the Falassarna beach, located on the eastern side of Crete, in the 21st position of its European list for 2022.
Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Beaches list is part of its Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2022.
“This list has something for everyone because it was determined by the millions of different travelers all over the world reviewing their favorite beaches on Tripadvisor throughout 2021,” said Christine Maguire, VP, Global Media Business at Tripadvisor.
The number one beach on the planet determined by travelers this year is Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos.
Varadero beach in Cuba ranks second on the World list, followed by Turquoise Bay, Australia, in third place; Quarta Praia, Brazil in fourth position and Eagle Beach, Aruba, in fifth.
Top 25 Beaches – World 2022 by TripAdvisor
2. Varadero Beach, Cuba
3. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Australia
4. Quarta Praia, Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
5. Eagle Beach, Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba
6. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
7. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
8. Trunk Bay Beach, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
9. Baia dos Golfinhos, Praia da Pipa, Brazil
10. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
11. Cable Beach, Broome, Australia
12. Praia da Falesia, Olhos de Agua, Portugal
13. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puako, Hawaii
14. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
15. Maho Bay Beach, Cruz Bay, St. John
16. Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii
17. Playa de Muro Beach, Playa de Muro, Spain
18. Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
19. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
20. Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
21. Magens Bay, Magens Bay, St. Thomas
22. Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
23. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
24. Balos Lagoon, Kissamos-Crete, Greece
25. Yonaha Maehama Beach, Miyakojima, Japan