Great news for Athens! The European Best Destinations website has nominated Athens, Greece, as one of the 20 candidates in the running for the title of the Best European Destination in 2016.

This is a highly prestigious contest that will highlight even more the beauties of our city and it will attract more tourists from around the world.

The voting will take place online between January 20 and February 10. The winner will be the city with the most online votes! So please vote!

The “Best European Destination 2016” will be authorized to use the title and affix the “European Best Destination” logo on all its communications, adverts, website and photos; it will also have the right to authorize its own public and private partners to use the logo.

According to organizer EBD, the election of the European Best destinations receives substantial coverage right across all the various media in Europe.

In 2015 the best destination in Europe was Bordeaux. Athens came in third place last year.

Cast your vote here!