Forbes lists Paros island as a top destination for 2023

Travelling to Greece in times of Covid-19

Forbes magazine has listed the Greek island of Paros in the best 23 places to travel in 2023, after consulting global travel experts Ovation Network.

"If you're wondering where you should visit next, you need to ask a professional. I consulted with Ovation Network to find out which destinations the company is recommending for travel in 2023." writes Christopher Elliott for Forbes.

"After a year of unprecedented demand for travel, our travel advisors are recommending destinations that are new alternatives to old classics," says Sunil Mahtani, executive vice president of Ovation Network. "They're places you can celebrate, reconnect and curate lasting memories."

'Why visit? A Greek Island that has been famous among Greeks for decades, Paros’ landscape fascinates with its undulating hills dotted with private chapels, as well as fertile valleys, golden coasts and picturesque whitewashed villages.'

“Paros is beginning to offer a balance of the authentic Greek traditional feel and luxury,” says travel advisor Konstantinos Bastas speaking to Forbes magazine,

'Who should go? Those looking for an alternative to the popular and more crowded Greek islands like Mykonos and Santorini.

'Don't miss: The fishing town of Naoussa, located on the northern coast of the island, has a welcome mix of traditional Greek with the contemporary through its offering of boutique luxury hotels and great food scene.'

Here is the FORBES compilation of the 23 best places to travel in 2023:

  1. Queenstown, New Zealand
  2. Marrakesh, Morocco
  3. Big Sky, Montana
  4. Alentejo, Portugal
  5. Svalbard, Norway
  6. Naoshima, Japan
  7. Paros, Greece
  8. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  9. Perth, Western Australia
  10. Provence, France
  11. Antalya, Türkiye
  12. Lecce, Italy
  13. Menorca, Spain
  14. Lausanne, Switzerland
  15. Megève, France
  16. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  17. Valletta, Malta
  18. Shimla, India
  19. Lake Louise, Canada
  20. Colca Canyon, Peru
  21. Pereira, Colombia
  22. Doha, Qatar
  23. Paso Robles, California