Athens has been unveiled as Europe’s best city break destination for 2018, with its famous Acropolis also being chosen as Europe’s best tourist destination.

The World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2018 was held in the Greek capital over the weekend and saw Greek hotels and resorts win in other categories too:

  • Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2018 – Peloponnese
  • Europe’s Leading Beach Hotel 2018 – Porto Zante Villas & Spa
  • Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2018 – Kivotos Mykonos
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2018 – Grand Resort Lagonissi
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort 2018 – Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort 2018 – Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
  • Europe’s Leading New Resort 2018 – Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort

The Greek National Tourism Organisation was also recognized as having the best national tourist strategy and campaign in 2018.

WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.