More than 600,000 of you have voted for their best European destinations for the eleventh edition of the competition this year.
We are happy that Athens managed to climb to the 2nd position, following the tiny city of Colmar, France!
According to the competition, trendier than ever, Athens is a city in constant evolution. Tradition meets modernity in museums and shops, restaurants and bars in Athens. An incredibly dynamic, lively, sparkling open-air museum.
With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens merges the past with the present effortlessly. A city of paradoxes and great contrasts, in the country that first invented the courtesy and generosity towards people who are far from their home, hospitality (xenia).
An intellectual beacon of the ancient world with spectacular Mediterranean landscapes bathed in the famous light, Athens is a sophisticated cosmopolitan hub with delicious gastronomic delights, electrifying nightlife, creative vibes and a booming art scene.