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The Most Googled Travel Destinations of 2023 are Released, Greece Tops Search List

By: MerxWire

Google announced the ranking of the top ten most searched travel destinations of 2023. The top five are Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Croatia in southern Europe. Ranking 6 to 10 are the resort destinations of Cyprus, Thailand, Egypt, Malta and Morocco. You can put these places into your travel destination shortlist.

Greece is famous around the world for its whitewashed Mykonos and its sugar cube buildings.
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN (Merxwire) – After the COVID-19, global tourism is booming. Google recently announced the most googled travel destinations of 2023. The top five are Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Croatia in southern Europe. Ranking 6 to 10 are Cyprus, Thailand, Egypt, Malta and Morocco. You can put these places into your travel destination shortlist.

Starting from the end of 2022, everyone is planning international travel that has not been for three years. In addition to listing the places you already want to visit, you can also refer to Google’s “annual search volume” data every year to count the travel destinations searched by users in the 12 months of the year. It includes rankings of the top ten countries and cities, inspiring everyone when planning their travels. Let’s go to different travel destinations to expand our horizons.

5. Croatia

In recent years, Croatia has become a tourist hotspot in Europe, mainly because travel costs are relatively affordable for a holiday destination. We can go island hopping on Adriatic shores, and Korčula is one of the most popular islands. You can go on a food tour to the capital Split and Zagreb. You can also walk in the famous ancient walled city of Dubrovnik or take a cable car to watch the beautiful sunset. Don’t forget to walk along the 4,000-kilometer coastline to enjoy the vast sea views and leave wonderful memories.

4. Portugal

Portugal has many unique attractions worth visiting, from the northern region filled with amazing gourmet restaurants to the famous blue waters of the south. Porto is known as a paradise for food lovers and drinkers. It is not only a famous wine-producing area but also has a rich Portuguese food culture, including fresh seafood, egg tarts, roast chicken, and port wine. Famous since ancient Roman times, the hot springs, turquoise lagoons, and São Miguel scenery are quite eye-catching. The capital, Lisbon, has been named Europe’s most budget-friendly city break for 2023. People who love city travel must not miss it.

3. Italy

Italy is considered a country that never gets tired of visiting. It combines beautiful fairy tale towns, bustling cities, and natural beaches, as well as Milan, the fashionable paradise, for shopping. You can experience history and culture at the majestic Roman Colosseum. There are all kinds of cafes in the city worth exploring and enjoying a leisurely time. The Tuscan countryside is picturesque. Florence has world-renowned hotels and is also a mecca for artists. Rome is the capital of history, art, and food. Countless galleries and museums can be visited, making travel more intellectually beautiful. Italy is truly a country worth visiting again and again.

The beautiful scenery of Venice, Italy attracts many tourists to go on pilgrimage every year.
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2. Spain

Spain is known as a country that is beautiful all year round. When traveling in summer and winter, you can enjoy blue skies, blue seas, and water sports. You can also explore the city, gourmet food, and visit places of interest. When traveling in spring and autumn, there are fewer tourists and there is a quiet magic in the air. San Sebastian was voted the best city in Europe and the best gastronomic city in the world in 2023. In Barcelona, you could go home to Gaudí’s iconic Sagrada Familia, the Picasso Museum, and the Gothic Quarter, which are must-see attractions. There are also lively markets and natural landscapes to enjoy.

1. Greece

Greece was the most Googled travel destination in 2023 and is world-famous for its whitewashed Mykonos and its sugar cube architecture. Kefalonia is famous for its hiking trails and rural scenery, full of jungle atmosphere. Athens has some of the best bars in the world, as well as the famous ruins of the Acropolis and Parthenon. Santorini crater has unforgettable sunsets, Crete has beautiful late summer sunshine, and Corfu has secluded deserted beaches. No matter where you choose to go, Greece will leave you with unforgettable memories.

In addition to Greece ranking first among countries for tourism, Rhodes also received first place in the city and island rankings. Even though 15% of the island was destroyed by wildfires in 2023 and is now being rebuilt, there is still plenty to see and do. The labyrinth of alleys winds around Byzantine churches in the Old Town. There are Roman ruins and historic old restaurants. On the cliffs along the coast, you can admire the powdery golden beaches that stretch to the Mediterranean Sea. Inland, there are alpine forests where you can hike, and see hilltop castles and historical ruins. These unique sights validate the beauty of Rhode Island.

Does seeing these beautiful countries make you more eager to travel? Arrange the best ones in your mind, make a travel plan that suits you, and go to the attractions you want to visit. Let it stay in your mind and travel map, which can not only enrich your experience but also your life.

When traveling to Dubrovnik, the most famous attractions are the historic “walls and fortresses”.
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