Every year Condé Nast Traveler releases the results from Readers’ Choice awards, depicting some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, including islands, resorts, countries, cities, islands and more! For this year’s 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, there were a record 600,000 registered voters.
This year we are more than pleased that island Hvar has been voted no. 1 island in Europe according to Condé Nast 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards results! These are Condé Nast Traveler’s biggest yearly travel awards ever and showcase just how much travelers enjoy the island of Hvar, its abundant nature, culture and rich history.
“With warm summers and mild winters, the island of Hvar is the sunniest spot in Croatia—there are over 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. It may be known for its beaches and turquoise water, but there’s another side to this resort island. From the town of Hvar on the island’s southern shore, make the slow, uphill climb to Tvrđava Fortica, a 13th century fortress with the best views on the island. Pro tip: To see Hvar’s spectacular fields of lavender in full bloom, visit in early summer. The harvest takes place in late July, but you can buy all sorts of scented souvenirs in the local markets year-round,” as written by Condé Nast Traveler
The remaining top islands in Europe are Bornholm, Denmark, Mykonos, Paros and Crete all located in Greece.