Athens is once again among the nominees for the “European Best Destination 2020″ title, with the online voting procedure ending on February 5.

The competition is being held for the 11th consecutive year by the Brussels-based organization European Best Destinations (EBD), in collaboration with Europe’s leading tourist agencies, which aims to promote culture and tourism.

The Greek capital is competing with 19 popular European cities, and has been selected for its long history, cultural heritage attractions, gastronomy and nightlife.

“With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens merges the past with the present in the most slender way! 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),” the EBD website says.

You can find more information here.

You can vote here.