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Athens Voted Second Best Destination in Europe for 2020

Athens has been voted second Best European Destination for 2020 by travelers in the online competition of the European Best Destinations (EBD), a Brussels-based organization that promotes culture and tourism in Europe.

According to EBD, the eleventh edition of the competition broke all previous records with over 600,000 votes from 179 countries.

Colmar, France, ranked first and was announced Best European Destination for 2020 with 179,723 votes which is also a record.

Athens received...

The Acropolis is Among the World’s Best-value Tourist Attractions for 2020

The Acropolis in Athens is included on the list of the World’s Top 25 Best-value Tourist Attractions released recently by Club Med, the international travel group operating premium all-inclusive resorts around the globe.

The Club Med study ranks 66 of some of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, comparing their entry fees and social media sentiment and allocating each destination a score out of 10.

With an online sentiment of 95.3 percent, an entry ticket of £17.65 (20...

Santo Maris Oia is the World’s Leading Boutique Resort for 2019

The Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, located on Santorini, has been named World’s Leading Boutique Resort at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2019.

The WTA are among the most prestigious awards of the global travel and tourism industry, recognizing and promoting excellence and innovation for the last 26 years. The WTA winners are determined based on the vote of senior executives of the international tourism industry and the public.

A member of the Metaxa Hospitality Group, the...

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CNN Travel: Milos Among World’s Most Beautiful Islands

The island of Milos in the Cyclades is included on CNN Travel’s list of the world’s most beautiful islands along with Fregate in the Seychelles, St Lucia in the Caribbean and Kaua’i in the Hawaiian archipelago.

“Pale rock meets sapphire water on Milos, a tiny island at the southwestern tip of the Greek Cyclades. This is where the famed Venus de Milo was discovered in 1820, and the island — like the statue – does spectacular justice to the ancient goddess of love,” a feature published...

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Folegandros Ready to Host ‘Sunset Trail’ Running Event

The island of Folegandros, located in the Cyclades group, on June 22 will host the “Folegandros Sunset Trail”, a running race that is part of the Cyclades Trail Cup 2019sports tourism event.

In its fourth year, the Cyclades Trail Cup presents a new set of events in alternative destinations, featuring new routes and exciting cultural experiences. This year, it will include five races on the islands of Kea, Folegandros, Andros, Kythnos and Tinos.

The “Folegandros Sunset Trail” will...

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Acropolis Museum Celebrates 10 Years and 14.5 Million Visitors

The award-winning Acropolis Museum in Athens is organizing a number of events for all as part of the celebrations for its 10th anniversary on June 20.

Since its grand opening in 2009, the museum has received 14.5 million visitors from Greece and abroad.

“During the museum’s first years of operation, which coincided with the economic crisis, the number of visitors reached 1 million [annually].

In 2018 however, the museum received 1.8 million visitors, which is a significant...

Photo Of Day - Santorini Spring Time

After maybe the worst winter ever ... Santorini enjoys the best spring ever.

Explore more about superb Santorini : Santorini Travel Guide 

Photo by Helga Kussmaul

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Top 10 Oldest Cities Around The World

Cities have represented human development and the birth of civilization for eternity. The first cities on our planet started forming in the Neolithic period in ancient Mesopotamia and the very oldest of them show the world incredible architecture accompanied with remarkable stories and a historical brilliance, which attract thousands of tourists around the world. For obvious reasons, there are historical uncertainties about the origins of many and thus it is difficult to make it clear...

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Ionian Islands Set to Welcome More Direct Flights from Europe

All the more airlines are offering direct flights from European destinations to the Ionian Islands Region, which includes such favorites as Zakynthos, Kefallonia, and Corfu.

More specifically, budget lines Lauda Motion (now belonging to Ryanair Holdings) announced two weekly flights from Vienna to Corfu, and once a week to Zakynthos as of March 31, on Airbus A320 craft.

Austrian carrier People’s said it would be running direct connections from Vienna to Aktio on Tuesdays starting June...

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Athens Receives Nomination for Best European Destination 2019

Greek capital Athens has once again been nominated for the title of the “Best European Destination” for 2019, a competition organized by the European Best Destinations (EBD).

EBD is a Brussels-based organization, which aims to promote culture and tourism in Europe.

A total of 20 cities in Europe are competing for the title this year including London, Florence, Vienna, Malaga, Budapest, Brussels, Geneva and Paris. Athens is nominated for its world-class cultural heritage attractions.

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