On March 26th, the world's largest tourist website, announced the Travelers' Choice® winners for the best travel destinations this year . Winners of these lists are selected using an algorithm analyzing opinions and place ratings posted by users over the last 12 months. This methodology takes into account not only the quality, but also the number of reviews of destinations. Thanks to this, for people planning to travel, these data are reliable and reliable.
We are surprised that in the global ranking of Crete, it was ranked 4th on the list of the best holiday goals . This means that the popularity of the island has been growing continuously for several years. Let us remind you that in the 2018 rankings, Crete was in the 5th place, and a year earlier in the 6th position of the world ranking. Every year an island that is the cradle of civilization is becoming an increasingly popular choice.
Let us add that number one on this list turned out to be London, second place was taken by Paris, third by Rome. As you can see the competition is serious, and in this juxtaposition there are the most important tourist attractions of the world caliber. The measure of Crete's popularity is also the fact that it is the only place from Greece that has appeared in this ranking. Also on the fourth place of Crete it ranks in the European ranking , ahead of the consecutive year very popular so far Santorini (11th) and Rhodes (13th). So you guessed that in the ranking of the most popular places in Greece, Crete occupies the first position, just like a year ago.
Due to the large extent of TripAdvisor and its popularity, the rankings whose results we publish indicate current tourist trends . A large part of people, planning their holidays, uses information posted on the Internet and makes their travel choices based on them. TripAdvisor has already collected over 730 million reviews and reviews on its website, and websites have an average of 490 million unique visitors per month. On TripAdvisor, over 15,000 destinations have been collected so far, and future travelers can also find inspiration and advice on where to stay, what to do and where to eat during each type of trip. Websites labeled with TripAdvisor are present in 49 markets.
For our part, at the end, we will only add that it is always worth keeping moderation by planning your vacations based on various types of rankings. Focusing only on popular attractions and objects that are particularly eagerly recommended by other Internet users, it is easy to build a false image about a particular region of Crete or Greece. Many of these places are those that are crowded with tourists during the high season. Quiet sightseeing or a blissful vacation are concepts that are completely absent from it. From our own experience we know that it is worth visiting places less obvious and not very popular among other tourists. While visiting top attractions, it is worth choosing non-standard arrival times (eg in the morning or evening).