Greece named best travel destination of 2016

Condé Nast Traveler one of the world’s largest luxury and lifestyle travel magazines published by Condé Nast has won twenty-five National Magazine Awards.

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller UK magazine have voted and named Greece the best country in the world in the 2016 edition of the Readers’ Travel Awards.

Greece is a ALWAYS a favourite destination among Hollywood’s A list celebrities. This summer Tom Hanks and Greek-American wife Rita Wilson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Gerard Butler, the Beckham Family, Kate Hudson, Kate Moss, various Victoria Secret Models, and many more all vacationed in beautiful Greece.

The ongoing migrant and economic crises in Greece have done little to deter visitors from descending on the Mediterranean paradise, with tourists still enamored by the promise of sun-soaked islands and postcard-perfect settings.

In fact, the Greek tourism office predicts a bumper year for 2016, with arrivals estimated to reach 25 million and 27.5 million including cruise ship passengers.

Growth is also attributed to fears of terrorism, violence and unrest in neighbouring Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt. With many travellers diverting their vacation plans to Greece.

Italy and the US came in 2nd and 3rd of the Top 10.

When it comes to the best island retreats, the Greek Islands came in 2nd in the world and the Balearic Islands in Spain.

And the top-ranked hotel by readers of CN Traveller UK is Eden Roc – St. Barth’s, which has hosted the likes of Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes and the Rockefellers since opening in the 1950s.

Here are the top 10 countries in CN Traveller’s online Readers’ Travel Awards 2016:

1. Greece
2. Italy
3. USA
4. South Africa
5. France
6. Spain
7. India
8. Australia
9. Thailand
10. Mexico

The top 10 islands
1. Maldives
2. Greek Islands
3. Balearic Islands
4. Sicily
5. Seychelles
6. St. Lucia
7. Bali
8. Koh Samui
9. Malta
10. St. Barth’s

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Source: greekgateway

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