TRAVEL GAZETTE – These are the beaches that live up to the hype of the brochures and travel guides.
TripAdvisor has named the 25 most stunning stretches of sand in Europe – and Cyprus appears on the list three times, reports the Famagusta Gazette.
The 2016 Tripadvisor Travellers` Choice include Fig Tree Bay in the Protaras resort, which was described as `the best beach in Protaras`, Makronissos beach in the Ayia Napa resort, described as `the most perfect beach in Cyprus` and the Konnos Bay situated between Ayia Napa and Protaras, described as `dream waters`.
Fig Tree Bay ranked ninth, Makronissos 17th, and Konnos Bay 23rd.
The Tripadvisor travellers chose Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera, Balearic Islands, as the best beach in Europe, followed by Elafonissi Beach in Elafonissi, Greece, Praia da Marinha in Carvoeiro, Portugal, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons in El Cotillo, Spain and Playa de Boloniain Tarifa, Spain.