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Athens Voted One of the Best European Destinations for 2017

European Best Destinations (EBD) recently concluded its eighth online competition where people vote to select the Best European Destination for 2017, and this year Athens ranked fourth place with 38,627 votes!
This is how the EBD website described Greece:
“Travelers have always ranked Athens at the top of this European competition,” adding, “It is a favorite destination for travelers from all over the world who want to discover Europe. Ever since its participation in this competition, Athens has ranked among the 5 favorite destinations of travelers worldwide.”
In total, the competition had 20 countries entered in it and 426,859 people voted from 174 different countries. Porto, Portugal won first place for the third time as the Best European Destination, racking up 138,116 votes.
Here is the list of cities that the Best European Destinations website will be promoting for 2017 and how many votes the cities won:
Porto 138,116
Milan 52,836 votes
Gdansk 46,852 votes
Athens 38,627 votes
San Sebastian 23,113 votes
Sozopol 20,690 votes
Vienna 18,342 votes
Stari Grad 13,834 votes
Basel 10,989 votes
Madrid 9,624 votes
Rotterdam 8,981 votes
Rome 8,932 votes
Paris 8,113 votes
Bonifacio 8,087 votes
Wild Taiga 6,938 votes

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