Greece at the top 3 countries in the world
Concerning the world’s best countries to travel to, Europe dominated also this year’s list of Reader’s Choice Awards winners. Greece (91.16) clinched the third place behind Japan (92.43) and Italy (91.43) and is followed by Ireland (90.75), New Zealand (90.43), Spain (90.39), Portugal (90.34), Israel (90.04), Norway (90.01), Switzerland (89.98). Nine Greek islands also made it in Europe’s top 20 islands.
Among them, Rhodes, Corfu, and Paros received special recognition, occupying the 17th to 19th places in rankings. Readers chose these islands for certain reasons. Rhodes is popular because of its exquisite hospitality, pristine beaches, and culinary scene, while Paros has seen a surge in luxury hotels along its enchanting coastline. Corfu, often referred to as the emerald pearl of Greece, boasts a lush landscape of pine forests, mountains, and pristine beaches.
Kos ranks 13th with its stunning beaches and preserved ancient architecture, including 14th-century castles and a Hippocratic plane tree. Finally Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, took 4th place in the rankings. Readers value it for its rugged natural beauty and cosmopolitan cities, making it a diverse and attractive destination.