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Malta Independent Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 15:24 Last update: about 11 years ago

Lewis and Harris has been named as the best island in Europe by an international travel site, with Gozo finishing in third place, the BBC reports today.

The top 10 islands are as follows:

·         1. Lewis and Harris, Scotland

·         2. Naxos, Greece

·         3. Island of Gozo, Malta

·         4. Orkney Islands, Scotland

·         5. Milos, Greece

·         6. Cephalonia, Greece

·         7. Santorini, Greece

·         8. Island of Capri, Italy

·         9. Isle of Mull, Scotland

·         10. Paros, Greece

TripAdvisor compiled the list based on opinions of travellers who had visited the islands.

Lewis and Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, is Scotland's largest island. Lewis forms the northern part of the island, and Harris the southern part, although both are often referred to as if they are separate islands.

Scotland also dominated the top 10 UK island list with six of the top 10 islands found north of the border. Skye, Arran and Islay took fifth, sixth and eighth places respectively in the UK list of winners.

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