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Greek islands voted the best in Europe

SunbathingIt’s time to forget the likes of Majorca and Tenerife and bathe in the delights of the Greek islands after they’ve been named the best in Europe, according to a recent report by Trivago.

Comparison site Trivago looked at 140 million reviews from a total of 200 global booking sites to find the top 30 European islands that tempt travellers.

A minimum of 50 hotels with at least 50 reviews for each was required for any island to be included in the study.

The quality of accommodation

The Balearic and Canary Islands may be at the top of many European holidaymakers’ lists, however they were at the bottom of the pile when it came to the quality of accommodation, according to the report. 

The report found that the Greek islands dominated the list of the top 30 best islands in Europe, according to reviews on accommodation in local hotels.

Greece coming out on top

Trivago’s study looked at islands located in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Croatia; but it was the Greek ones that came out on top.

Italy wasn’t too far behind Greece; with Capri coming in at fourth position and Lipari in ninth. The Portuguese island of Madeira was also ranked at position ten due to its popularity among older travellers.

Denise Bartlett from Trivago commented that it is interesting to see that while the Spanish islands are the most popular holiday destination for travelling Brits, it is the Greek ones that are the highest quality.

She also noted that this research presents the typical British holidaymaker with alternative locations to travel to rather than the “typical summer resorts”.

The top ten islands ranked were:

  1. Ios (Greece)
  2. Hydra (Greece)
  3. Folegandros (Greece)
  4. Capri (Italy)
  5. Santorini (Greece)
  6. Mykonos (Greece)
  7. Naxos (Greece)
  8. Paros (Greece)
  9. Lipari (Italy)
  10. Madeira (Portugal)

If you’re thinking of travelling to one of the top ten islands this year, it’s important to book European travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 07 May 2015

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