Antipaxos, Crete, Corfu and Cyprus among Europe’s safest islands for 2021

Antipaxos, Crete, Corfu and Cyprus among Europe’s safest islands for 2021

Antipaxos, Crete, Corfu and Cyprus among Europe’s safest islands for 2021Greece is calling.

Recently the European Best Destinations organization (EBD) released a list of the “Safest Islands in Europe for a paradisiacal holiday combining safety and leisure this summer.”

The list includes a total of 12 islands in Europe, including in Greece, that were selected based on a number of factors including: the low number of Covid-19 cases, the implementation of health measures and the recognition of vaccination certificates.

The islands selected don’t require a quarantine for travellers who test negative or have been vaccinated.

The 12 ‘safest’ European Islands
  1. Madeira, Portugal
  2. Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, Portugal
  3. Malta
  4. Antipaxos Island, Greece
  5. Corvo Island, The Azores, Portugal
  6. Crete, Greece
  7. Flores, The Azores, Portugal
  8. Corfu, Greece
  9. La Gomera, Canary Islands
  10. Korcula, Croatia
  11. Menorca, Spain
  12. Cyprus
Antipaxos

Paradise island with fine white sand beaches, crystal- clear waters and a population of only 20 permanent residents, Antipaxos is the perfect secret island for a Covid free vacation this summer.

During the day, you can enjoy the white sandy beaches of Vrika or the pebble sands of Voutoumi and Mesovrika, easily accessible by water taxi from the port of Gaios in Paxos.

Crete 

Less affected by the Covid virus than many regions of Europe, Crete has put in place simple and effective health measures to welcome travellers this summer.

Chania’s Venetian Harbor, Heraklion and its temples, Elafonisi and its pink sand beaches, Vai Beach and its crystal-clear waters, the Samaria Gorge, Rethymnon Old Town or the famous “Balos Lagoon” … there are only good reasons to visit Crete this year.

Corfu 

Greek actress Angela Gerekou, now President of the Greek Tourist Office, describes the island of Corfu where she was born as a “destination in contact with nature, a destination for unique and authentic experiences, a destination that has shown the way to a sustainable tourism growth that respects the environment”.

Renowned for its sublime landscapes, crystal-clear waters, gastronomy and a culture which has profoundly influenced the world, Greece is a must-see destination this summer. Corfu offers all that, and, along with Madeira and the Azores, is one of the paradise European destinations which has been relatively preserved from Covid-19.

Cyprus

Since May 10, travellers from over 60 countries around the world are able to stay in Cyprus, without quarantine upon arrival. Passengers just need to bring your negative test (max. 72 hours before your arrival) or your vaccination certificate.

Come and bathe in the “Aphrodite Bath”, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Cape Greko or kiss your loved one on the “Bridge of lovers” near Agia Napia. Treat yourself to lazy days on the most beautiful beaches of Cyprus, the famous Nissi beach, Konnos beach, Coral beach in Paphos and Aphrodite Rock Beach.

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