The beautiful Greek island of Crete has been named the fifth most popular travel destination for 2022 by travel company, Tripadvisor.
The website describes the island as a “Mediterranean jewel… rich with archaeological and mythological history that’s reflected in its ancient ruins and cultural attractions.”
It also lists a number of popular ancient sites to visit including Chania Town’s Old Venetian Harbour and the Minoan ruins, as well as activities to do such as an “off-road buggy adventure.”
Crete was beaten to the top spot by “ultramodern” Dubai, London, Cancun and Bali.
In Tripadvisor’s list for the Top European destinations, Crete came in second place, while Athens also ranked 14th and Corfu came in 16th place.
The awards are handed out based on the quality and volume of reviews over the period from November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021 “to select destinations that consistently deliver the best overall experience for travellers.”