Naxos and Small Cyclades are starting to receive many international distinctions this year following actions by the Municipality. The three top distinctions were the result of a dynamic cooperation effort between the Municipality and the GNTO office for the UK and N. Ireland. The first special article dedicated to Naxos and Koufonissia appeared on World of Cruising Cruising https://www.worldofcruising.co.uk/cruise-news/greece-holidays-crete-cruise-santorini-cruises-mykonos-greek-islands, which is the website of the biggest cruise magazine of England. The second special article is dedicated to the best non-conventional island destinations and makes a special reference to Naxos. This article was published by the respected UK newspaper Daily Mail with 6 million devoted visitors https://creative.dailymail.co.uk/greece/2021/the-seven-idyllic-off-the-beaten-track-greek-isles-that-will-top-your-holiday-wishlist.html?fbclid=IwAR1TE6LnpJAYxaEir8WtiOFT8wuA2RnYbHZQke-skFzCoCtA8HnZSDi4RTA. The third article ranks Naxos among the 5 best destinations in the Cyclades according to the top media of the UK, Conde Nast Traveler https://www.cntraveller.com/article/cyclades-islands-greece.The above promotion projects and actions complete the picture of this year’s distinctions for Naxos and Small Cyclades, as a result of the strategy of the Municipality. More specifically, in cooperation with the GNTO Office of Scandinavia, Naxos topped the ranking of Cyclades islands on the most popular tourism magazine of Denmark, Vagabond, https://vagabond.info/artikler/europa/gr%C3%A6kenland/gr%C3%A6kenland-byder-verden-velkommen/, whereas in the same list one can find Koufonissia islands.
Another international media, which was enchanted by the largest island of the Cyclades, was the British Evening Standard that ranked Naxos as n.1 in the list of the 20 most impressive Greek islands. It is worth mentioning that the journalist, which had been hosted before by the Municipality, made special mention to the dreamy beaches of the destination https://www.standard.co.uk/escapist/travel/best-greek-islands-to-visit-a3869661.htmlAnd mentioned that she can’t wait to visit again! The fact that the top major media outlet CNBC made a reference to Irakleia as one of the safest and more suitable alternative destinations in the world caused a sensation https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/19/where-is-it-safe-to-travel-7-ideas-to-escape-on-vacation.html !