The island nabbed two of the top three beach destinations in Europe, with Ayia Napa, the party capital which made its name as a notorious party paradise, in top place.
Cyprus and Greece both managed two places in the list of Europe’s best beaches, as did Italy and Spain, which rounded out the top ten between 7th and 10th place.
Turkey managed one entry, the resort village of Oludeniz, while the United Kingdom also managed to score a surprise entry with St Ives, a popular surfing town in the English county of Cornwall.
The winners were based on the most highly rated beach destinations by millions of international travelers in TripAdvisor reviews.
Source: AFPrelaxnews – Tripadvisor
Top Ten Beach Destinations in Europe
1. Ayia Napa, Cyprus
2. Skiathos, Greece
3. Protaras, Cyprus
4. Mykonos, Greece,
5. Oludeniz, Turkey
6. St. Ives, England, UK
7. Alcudia, Balearic Islands, Spain
8. San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
9. Calvia, Balearic Islands, Spain
10. Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy