Global Traveler: Greek Islands Shine at US Leisure Lifestyle Awards

July 18, 2023

Greece has once again showcased its excellence in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel by securing prestigious accolades at the 11th edition of the Leisure Lifestyle Awards, organized by the renowned US travel magazine Global Traveler.

The awards ceremony celebrated the best in leisure and lifestyle travel, recognizing outstanding goods, services, and destinations. Greece emerged as a standout winner, earning recognition for its exceptional historical attractions and captivating islands.

Greece clinched the top spot in the Best Historical Attractions International category for the second consecutive year, as the magazine’s readers voted. This well-deserved accolade acknowledges Greece’s profound cultural heritage, characterized by its ancient sites and iconic landmarks.

Furthermore, the enchanting island of Santorini, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, claimed the title of Best Island in Europe for an impressive tenth consecutive time. Its picturesque white-washed buildings perched atop volcanic cliffs and mesmerizing sunsets have captivated travellers worldwide, securing Santorini a well-deserved place in the Awards Hall of Fame for this category. In fact, the lead photo featured in the article showcasing all the winners for 2023 on Global Traveler’s official website proudly displayed the alluring image of Santorini.

Mykonos, renowned for its vibrant nightlife and stunning beaches, also made its mark in the awards. It secured the third position in the highly competitive Best Island in Europe category, solidifying its status as a preferred destination for travellers seeking a vibrant and unforgettable experience. Moreover, Mykonos claimed the second spot in the fiercely contested Best Beaches category, further highlighting its allure as a beach lover’s paradise.

With its rich history and diverse landscapes, Crete also received recognition, securing the 8th position in the Best Island in Europe category. This accolade underscores Crete’s unique appeal and highlights its status as a must-visit destination for travellers.

The winners from each category will be celebrated during a special event scheduled to take place on June 27 in Philadelphia, USA. Representing Greece at the ceremony will be Konstantinos Harokopos, the Head of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) US branch.

The Leisure Lifestyle Awards hold significant value as Global Traveler’s discerning reading audience chooses them. Through online platforms, social media channels, and special mailings to subscribers, the magazine’s well-travelled followers cast their votes, ensuring the awards reflect the genuine preferences of experienced travellers. With over 80 categories encompassing various aspects of the travel industry, the Leisure Lifestyle Awards truly represent the pinnacle of excellence in the global travel landscape.

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