8 October 2020 – The Croatian island of Hvar been voted among the top five islands in Europe in a reader’s choice poll by the world’s leading travel magazine.
Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. For the 33rd annual survey, a record 715,000 people voted with Hvar being voted the fourth best in Europe.
In ranking fourth, Condé Nast Traveler pointed out that Hvar is an excellent destination to visit all year round, especially due to warm summers and mild winters, with it being the sunniest island in Croatia, with more than 2800 hours of sunshine a year.
This world-renowned magazine also emphasised the rich historical and cultural heritage of the town of Hvar – emphasizing Fortress Fortica, Arsenal and the Hvar Theater as unavoidable cultural monuments.
Also, the editors wrote about the famous Hvar lavender harvest as well as the Lavender Festival, which is becoming one of the main attractions.
Along with Hvar, the three best islands were the Greek islands of Folegandros, Zakynthos and Crete. The Greek islands of Mykonos and Skiathos, the island of Jersey in the United Kingdom, the Italian island of Ischia, the Spanish island of Mallorca and the Turkish island of Bozcaada all featured in the top ten.