The rating agency “European Best Destinations” (EBD) has included three Greek islands in the list of “the safest islands in Europe for a holiday paradise that combines safety and relaxation this summer.”
The agency used criteria such as the low number of cases since the start of the pandemic and in the current period, the existence of health safety protocols by the authorities and the recognition of foreign vaccination certificates.
According to these criteria, Madeira in Portugal is considered the safest island in Europe, while Antipaxos is ranked third. Crete and Corfu were also included in the list.
“White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a population of just 20 permanent residents create the perfect ‘secret island’ for a covid-free vacation this summer,” the EBD said of Antipaxos.
“We continue to recommend caution and advise vulnerable people to postpone their travel until they receive both doses of the vaccine,” the agency said.
Full list of the safest islands:
1. Madeira, Portugal.
2. Porto Santo, Portugal.
3. Antipaxos, Greece.
4. Corvo, Portugal.
5. Crete, Greece.
6. Flores, Portugal.
8. Corfu, Greece.
9. La Gomera, Spain.
10. Korcula, Croatia.
11. Menorca, Spain.