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World first of Skiathos: More exotic than… Philippines

At the top of the international rankings as the island with the best beaches in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler readers


Skiathos won the envy of hundreds of thousands of visitors as it became the island with the best beaches in the world, leaving behind exotic destinations such as the Seychelles and the Philippines.


Skiathos was chosen by readers of the leading Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as the island with the best beaches in the world for 2019. In voting for the 32nd annual Readers' Choice Awards, organized by the top US magazine and online media at the same time, With an international reach, more than 600,000 readers took part, making Skiathos the first place among other exotic islands.

The top five are the Culebra Islands off Puerto Rico, Boracay in the Philippines, Kiawah in South Carolina and Palawan in the Philippines.

On the same list are listed paradises, such as the Seychelles, Bermuda and the Virgin Islands.

The criticism surrounding the enviable first place on the island of Papadiamantis highlights the natural surroundings, the stunning, endless beaches and the magnificent views, whichever side the visitor admires. “One of the most popular destinations, Skiathos, has more than 60 hotels, despite its relatively small size. While on the island, visit Koukounaries or Krassa beach, which attracts many friends of fun or water sports, "the article emphasizes, among other things.

In a statement to TACHYDROMOS, the Mayor of Skiathos, Theodoris Tzoumas, welcomed this distinction, pointing out, at the same time, that it was a matter of priority for the municipal authority and the islanders to preserve their natural beauty and environment before every corner of the Earth.

"The local community has realized that they live on an island with unique beaches, contributing decisively to the volunteer movement 'All Together Skiathos Pure', with about 600 people involved and the clean-up campaign includes 20 beaches on the island. The same action will take place for the 15th year, "the mayor of Skiathos said. At the same time, he emphasized that "this event is an indicator that proves that we live on an island with unique beaches. That is why we want to protect them and ensure that they are clean and have unhindered access. "

The environmental actions being developed, in conjunction with the international dimension taken by the campaign to protect Lalaria Beach, which has "traveled" all along the length and breadth of the Earth, give the Northern Sporades a strong lead, with Mayor Skiathos emphasizing that the top The place occupied by the beaches of the island, internationally, is highly honored for the region and Greece

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