Athens Voted one of Europe's Top 5 Destinations

Acropolis, Athens

After nearly 500,000 online votes from 174 countries were registered on the website European Best Destinations, Athens was chosen as one of the top 5. First place went to Porto, Portugal, which won for the third time since 2012. Milan, Italy, was in second place, followed by Gdansk, Poland.

Athens came in fourth place. Ever since the competition was inaugurated on European Best Destinations, Athens has placed in the top 5.

The site states that... "From the iconic Acropolis, rising above the city, to charming up and coming neighborhoods and contemporary art galleries, the city of Classic Marathon and Olympic Games is a majestically quirky clash of past and present. One of the world's oldest cities with a recorded history of 3,500 years, the Greek capital is constantly undergoing urban renewals to keep up with the evolution of time. Athens lives up to all the hype!