Santorini tops Euro holiday poll
Archimedes: April 2013
Santorini tops Europe holiday island poll.
Greek Islands have taken four places in a top ten list of European holiday island destinations.
And the Greek island of Santorini took top place in the Europe top ten with Kefalonia, Naxos and Zante close behind. The islands were voted for by readers of TripAdvisor in one of their regular reader polls.
Santorini is famous for its impressive caldera clifftop resorts and for its black volcanic sands while Kefalonia, which came second in the list, has its famous underground caves, golden sand beaches and pine forested mountain interior.
The lesser known island of Naxos, which came fourth, is a main ferry hub in the central Cyclades group of Greek Islands and is noted for its swathe of sand beaches along the south west coast.
The popular island of Zante, or Zakynthos, comes in with seventh place and is famous for its huge resort of Laganas but has many fine beach resorts scattered around its long coastline.
The top ten list of European holiday islands is:
- Santorini — Greece
- Kefalonia — Greece
- Capri — Italy
- Naxos — Greece
- Orkney Islands — Scotland
- Gozo — Malta
- Zakynthos — Greece
- Jersey — Channel Islands
- Skye — Scotland
- Fuerteventura — Canary Islands
Santorini was the only European island to feature in the World top ten list, making fifth place with Belize taking top spot and featuring islands in the Caribbean, Polynesia, Mexico, Thailand, Chile and Madagascar.