Santorini ranked second world's best island
12 July 2005
Travel and Leisure magazine announced the 2005 results in a variety of categories in New York on Monday. The scores are indexed averages of responses by readers to a questionnaire that asks them to rate destinations, properties and companies relevant to their recent travel.
In the top islands ranking, Bali was followed by Santorini that gained 4 positions from the 6th place in 2004, Maui, Kauai, Great Barrier Reef Islands (Australia), Vancouver Island, Cyclades (Greece - Santorini was rated separately), Sicily, Hawaii, and Mount Desert Island, Maine.
Top 10 Overall
| 1|| 1||Bali||89.83|
| 2|| 6||Santorini||86.30|
| 3|| 3||Maui||85.64|
| 4|| 2||Kauai||85.03|
| 5|| 10||Great Barrier Reef Islands||84.50|
| 6||n/a||Vancouver Island||84.49|
| 7||n/a||Cyclades, Greece (Santorini rated separately)||84.46|
| 8|| 7||Sicily||84.30|
| 9|| 5||Hawaii||84.25|
| 10|| 9||Mount Desert Island, Maine||83.67
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