There are Islands are like Paradise on earth with white sand and shimmering turquoise waters. Some of them desolate, virtually uninhabited, and it seems that you are the first to set foot on their shore. The other is like an anthill: there are buzzing incessantly, bustling crowd of locals and tourists.
Difficult task of all varieties to choose the most beautiful, the most memorable island, which is to get. Every year the world famous edition of Condé Nast Traveller publishes the ratings of the favorite tourist routes and, including Islands. In 2014-2015, the readers of the magazine put the highest marks to the Maldives. The second position in the ranking are the Greek Islands of the Aegean sea, the third island of Sicily.
10 Islands in the world which is worth visiting
A popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas and historical monuments, including no less than 9 world heritage sites of UNESCO. Valletta, capital of Malta, is the smallest capital of the European Union.
The 9th place. Mauritius.
Gentle sea, warm welcome and safe beaches make the island of Mauritius a great place for a family holiday and ideal for romantic journey together. Deserted beaches, white sand, big lagoon seem the epitome of Paradise. Mauritius is a country of poets, writers and artists, inspired by the beauty of the landscape, but also an abundance of cultures, mixed in a little, tiny piece of land.
8th place. Barbados.
Lush tropical vegetation, warm open seas and Golden sunlight. In Barbados you can spend one day on each of the many beaches. Be sure to eat the flying fish and try the local rum. Saying that only in Barbados paced life can change like the weather in the ocean – randomly gusting to a measured and calm.
7th place. Capri.
The gem of Italy, nezha in luxury and enjoying a temperate climate – the island of Capri, located to the South of Naples, for centuries attracted intellectuals, artists and writers. Visited by tourists in the most eloquent terms speak of Capri as a place where the most amazing images connected by history, nature and culture. The island is famous for its large and ever-loaded ports and small coves, which can be entered by only small boats.
The 6th place. Seychelles.
The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 Islands in the Indian ocean, is a longtime favorite of readers of Condé Nast Traveller. To visit here means to touch the breathtaking pristine beauty, almost untouched by man. Special attention is drawn to two objects UNESCO world heritage site: Vallée de Mai (vallée de Mai) on Praslin, where the ancient trees are amazing nuts Coco-de-mer – the largest seed of all plants world, as well as Aldabra is the largest protruding above the water of a coral Atoll in the world.
5th place. Balearic Islands.
Balearic Islands the past few consecutive years occupied the first place among the favorite places of rest. Naturally, more attention is drawn to the Ibiza. However, in contrast to its infamous nightlife, the Town is peaceful, traditional and strikingly beautiful Mallorca and Menorca is lush greenery, large quiet beaches and rare villages along the coastline.
4th place. The Caribbean.
Perhaps, the Caribbean is to create your own popularity rating, otherwise the mind will keep coming back for luxury St. Barts, where, and then, for a glass of champagne attracts all the rich and famous. However, uncrowded beaches, white sand and the sun guarantee: this island is to take all, especially in the weeks sailing regattas.
The 3rd place. Sicily.
Beautiful, ancient, the largest island of the Mediterranean, which, moreover, boasts beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Local flavor, a mysterious past, the mafia and mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the acting world.
2nd place. Greek Islands.
The Greek Islands extremely popular among Greeks and tourists from all over the world. They are attracted by the wonderful climate, hospitality, an immense amount of monuments that has survived from the most ancient European civilizations, as well as the short distance between ports and stunning villages such as Santorini that you see in the picture.
1st place. Maldives.
They wear the title of one of the most romantic places on earth and not in a hurry to part with it. And as is possible, because the Maldives is really the most transparent water, the white sand and incredible blue sea, merging with the same piercing blue sky.
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