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World’s Best Awards: Croatian islands among TOP 5 in Europe 


14 July 2020 – Leading US-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure have announced the winners of its 2020 World’s Best Awards. 

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 the top 20 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.5 on the list of the best islands in Europe. Hvar and the Dalmatian islands received a score by readers of 88.35 out of 100. 

The view out to the islands from Fortica on Hvar

Readers voted the Greek island of Paros as the best in Europe, followed by Milos, also in Greece. The Italian island of Sicily was ranked third with Azores in Portugal just one place ahead of Hvar (& Dalmatian islands. 

Travel + Leisure Top 20 islands in Europe 

1. Paros, Greece

2. Milos, Greece

3. Sicily, Italy

4. Azores, Portugal

5. Hvar & Dalmatian islands, Croatia

6. Crete, Greece

7. Ischia, Italy 

8. Mallorca, Spain

9. Madeira, Portugal

10. Rhodes and the Dodecanese, Greece

11. Santorini, Greece

12. Orkney Islands, Scotland

13. Shetland Islands, Scotland

14. Gozo, Malta

15. Sardinia, Italy

16. Canary Islands, Spain

17. Skye and the Hebrides, Scotland

18. Corfu and the Ionian Islands, Greece

19. Capri, Italy

20. Mykonos, Greece

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