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TripAdvisor: Crete’s Balos Lagoon Among Travelers’ Favorite Beaches for 2022

Balos Lagoon, Crete. Photo source: @Visit Greece

The Balos Lagoon, a beach located northwest of Chania on the Greek island of Crete, is on TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Beaches list for 2022.

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.

Falassarna, Crete. Photo Source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

Falassarna, Crete. Photo Source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

Top 25 Beaches – World 2022 by TripAdvisor

1. Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales

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

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