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T+L: Greece has 3 of the World’s Best Islands for 2022

Klima village, Milos island. Photo source: @Municipality of Milos

The Greek islands of Milos, Paros and Crete are included on Travel + Leisure’s (T+L) “25 Best Islands in the World” list that was recently released as part of the magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2022.

Every year, the World’s Best Awards reveal the top islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more, as voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

This year, the magazine’s list features Milos at number four with a score of 92.50/100 points. Paros ranks 12th with a score of 90.62 points, while Crete is in the 22nd place with 89.40 points.

“These three islands appear on the ‘World’s Best Islands’ list thanks to their photogenic beaches, fresh seafood, and ancient sites,” T+L says.

Italy’s Ischia island tops the list with a score of 94.61 points.

Naoussa, Paros island. Photo source: @Aegean Islands

Following are T+L’s 25 Best Islands in the World:

1. Ischia, Italy
2. Maldives
3. Bali, Indonesia
4. Mílos, Greece
5. Fiji Islands
6. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
7. Phuket, Thailand
8. Dominica
9. Boracay, Philippines
10. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
11. Palawan, Philippines
12. Páros, Greece
13. Azores, Portugal
14. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
15. Moorea, French Polynesia
16. Cebu, Philippines
17. Ibiza, Spain
18. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
19. Madeira, Portugal
20. Maui, Hawaii
21. Anguilla
22. Crete, Greece
23. Mackinac Island, Michigan
24. Hawaii Island
25. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Seven Greek islands among Europe’s best

Photo source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

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

Milos, Paros and Crete are also on T+L’s “20 Best Islands in Europe” list ranking second, third and seventh, respectively.

Four more Greek islands are among Europe’s best according to T+L: Corfu ranks 10th on the list followed by Santorini in the 13th spot, Rhodes in the 19th and Mykonos in the 20th position.

Corfu Old Fortress. Photo source: Ministry of Culture

T+L’s “20 Best Islands in Europe” list is as follows:

1. Ischia, Italy
2. Mílos, Greece
3. Páros, Greece
4. Azores, Portugal
5. Ibiza, Spain
6. Madeira, Portugal
7. Crete, Greece
8. Corsica, France
9. Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
10. Corfu and the Ionian Islands (score: 87.53)
11. Sicily, Italy
12. Cyprus
13. Santorini, Greece (score 86.20)
14. Mallorca, Spain
15. Sardinia, Italy
16. Capri, Italy
17. Skye and the Hebrides, Scotland
18. Malta
19. Rhodes and the Dodecanese, Greece (score: 84.59)
20. Mykonos, Greece (score 83.63)

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