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The most beautiful road in the world is located on a Greek island according to a feature in the famous American magazine House Beautiful. The list of the 40 most beautiful streets in the world includes two other Greek destinations.
All over the planet there are millions of ordinary roads that people cross every day and there are also those roads that stand out with their uniqueness and are attractions in their own right.
The famous House Beautiful magazine, published in the United States since 1896, has compiled a list of the 40 most beautiful streets in the world. The feature featured on the magazine's website showcases several famous streets that are particularly popular on Instagram and social media, as well as lesser-known picturesque streets from every corner of the globe. At the top of the list is a Greek street!
In Symi the most beautiful street in the world
According to housebeautiful.com, the most beautiful street in the world is in Symi. It is the main coastal road at the port of the island. The beauty of Symi unfolds before your eyes as the ship enters the harbour, Yalos, with the colourful neoclassical houses stealing the eye. The amphitheatrically built settlement is like a painting. As House Beautiful reports, "the buildings look like they were painted with crayons."
Athens and Milos in the top 40
In 7th place on House Beautiful's list we find Anafiotika in Plaka, or the ... island under the Acropolis. "Originally settled there by workers from Anafi in the 1800s, who brought with them the Cycladic style of whitewashed houses and colourful shutters - the result is a miniature village of 45 houses, where each street is more picturesque than the last. And yes, in the background is the Acropolis," writes House Beautiful.
At number 26 is Milos, specifically the fishing village of Klima. The article says there is no network of roads in the tiny settlement of Klima in Milos, just a stretch of whitewashed houses with rainbow-coloured doors. "While once a fishing village, the main (and only) path now leads to guesthouses, souvenir shops and a restaurant where one can taste fresh fish overlooking the sea," comments housebeautiful.com.