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Croatian islands among TOP 10 in Europe, according to Travel + Leisure readers

11 July 2019 – Leading US-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure have just announced the winners of its 2019 World’s Best Awards. Among the awards were the best islands in Europe, which featured Croatian islands. 

Every year for their World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands in Europe according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.


The island of Hvar (& Dalmatian islands) has come in at No.7 on the list of the best islands in Europe. Hvar and the Dalmatian islands received a score by readers of 86.46. 

Readers voted the Greek island of Mílos as the best in Europe, followed by Crete, also in Greece. The island of Azores in Portugal was ranked third. 


Travel + Leisure Top 15 islands in Europe 

1. Milos, Greece
2. Kreta, Greece
3. Azori, Portugal
4. Par, Greece
5. Santorini, Greece
6. Sicilija, Italy
7. Hvar & Dalmatian islands, Croatia
8. Madeira, Portugal
9. Sardinia, Italy
10. Lipari and the Aeolian Islands, Italy
11. Ischia, Italy
12. Mallorca, Spain
13. Skye and the Hebrides, Scotland
14. Malta
15. Orkney Islands, Scotland

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was named the No.1 island in the world for 2019, just ahead of Palawan in the Philippines, Bali in Indonesia, Milos in Greece and Maldives. 

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