After careful evaluation, the scientific committee of the Swiss Tourism Awards then selected the city of Naxos awarded the prize:
This is the largest island of the Greek islands and is a popular destination for historic ruins, beautiful beaches and fertile land. Thanks to the productivity of the soil, freshly grown Naxos food is immediately ready to be brought to the table. Most villages have preserved their historic architecture, and there are historic sites throughout the island that showcase the rich history and culture through their preserved architecture and environment. The economy of Naxos has allowed them not to sacrifice their authenticity for tourists. This island offers a completely authentic experience of Grecian food, culture and history.