The title for “World’s Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination 2021” at the prestigious World Travel Awards went to Greece’s stunning coastal region of Attica.

The region managed to clinch the coveted spot from leading international destinations including Cape Town, Dubai, Maimi, Shanghai, Jakarta and Perth.

Attica is the home of Athens, the epicentre of history and culture, stunning Cape Sounio, endless beaches along the glamorous Athens Riviera and allows easy access to the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. 

This is the second important distinction that Attica received this year, after its accolade by the same institution, in October 2021, as “Europe’s Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination 2021,” prevailing among destinations such as Barcelona, Venice, Istanbul, Lisbon, Porto and Dubrovnik. 

The top award comes as a result of the regional strategy of strengthening the area of Attica, by using the comparative advantages that make Attica a popular year-round destination.  

Attica received the top distinction, thanks to its award-winning “Eleftherios Venizelos” Airport, the ancient Acropolis, the luxury hotels and accommodation, Blue Flag awarded beaches, the cultural capital of Attica, as a whole, the Athenian Riviera, the impressive yacht marinas, impressive restaurants and wineries, unique combination of sea and land, and cultural experiences that make Attica suitable for tourism in all seasons. 

After receiving the award governor of Attica, George Patoulis said, “We set the bar high for an Attica more friendly to the visitor, more sustainable, more humane. For a Metropolitan Attica that offers visitors options 365 days a year and upgraded thematic tourism experiences.”

The World Travel Awards is a global body that has been rewarding the leading players in the travel industry since 1993. Today, it is internationally recognised as the ultimate travel industry accolade.

Team IG

This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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