Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.
Greece continued to take top honors with 8 Grecian blue islands, including Folegandros, which is No. 2 not only on this list but in top islands anywhere in the world.
Barely more than 12 square miles in size, the Cycladic paradise is only a ferry ride away from the bustling Santorini (No. 5) and Mykonos (No. 13). The same crowds have yet to discover Folegandros’s similar whitewashed architecture and aquamarine waters.
But no island quite impressed as much as Mílos — voted by T+L readers as both the best island in Europe and the best island in the world.