The 10 top beaches in Greece, presented TripAdvisor, based on reviews by users of the site.

Among them are three beaches of Kissamos, Balos Lagoon (1st), Elafonissi beach (2nd) and Falasarna beach (6th).

In particular, the ranking is:

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CNN on Samaria Gorge, Crete 

 A thunderbolt from Zeus couldn’t split the Earth with greater force.
The limestone peaks of Crete’s White Mountains are slashed with dozens of gorges, but the mightiest of all is Samaria Gorge.
Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Greece and one of the largest in Europe — and it reopened for the 2018 season at the start of May.
This is Crete condensed: A 16-kilometer downhill trek descending 1,230 meters from the island’s rocky crests to the teal-blue waters of the Libyan Sea. It’s best tackled with an early start as this is a hike that takes the best part of the day.

New connections from Europe to the airport of Chania are coming. German aviation company Lufthansa Group saw year-over-year passenger growth to Greece in 2017 of 12 percent and expects a similar increase to the country in 2018. “This reflects the growing demand for popular Greek destinations and the tourism dynamic of Greece,” Lufthansa Group General manager Passenger Sales Greece & Cyprus, Konstantinos Tzevelekos, said on Wednesday.

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Holidays in Crete are unique as Crete resorts are offering UK holidaymakers their money’s worth, according to the 12th Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer, which examines the travel habits of British travelers and the rates at 18 leading European destinations.

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Elafonisi beach, tucked away in the southwest corner of Crete, is included in TripAdvisor’s 2018 list for the best beaches in the world, a ranking based on its users’ preferences. Elafonisi is ranked 11th on the relevant list, with Grace Bay, off the northeast coast of Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos, taking the top prize.

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