Greece saw two beaches included in Tripadvisor’s Best Beaches in Europe for 2024, as part of its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Galissas Beach in Syros ranked 5th while Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia was voted 8th in Europe. Two more Greek beaches, Anthony Quinn Bay, Faliraki took the 12th spot and Matala Beach in Crete came in 14th.

Galissas Beach (5) and Myrtos Beach (8) were also included in the top 10 of a new subcategory launched this year called “The World’s Best Sustainable Beaches”.

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, analyzed the tens of millions of reviews submitted by global travelers over the past 12 months, looking at the quality and quantity of ratings for beach experiences.

Beach sustainability is measured by a combination of inputs from sustainable data partner BeCause (via the Blue Flag program) and Tripadvisor traveler reviews, with the winners standing out for their commitments to sustainability including sustainable transport options, waste disposal, and water quality.

BeCause helps more than 22,000 companies manage their sustainability data by streamlining and automating their processes. This includes sustainability-certified hotels, certification entities like GreenKey, industry partners including UN GSTC, and marketplaces such as and Google.

Tripadvisor is the world’s largest travel guidance platform. Travelers across the globe use the platform and app to discover where to stay, what to do, and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. The site has more than a billion reviews and contributions.