The region of Attica in central Greece was awarded Europe’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 ceremony, held at the new Hilton Mallorca Galatzo in Spain.
Other nominees in the sustainable tourism destination category were Baden-Württemberg in Germany, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Edinburgh in Scotland, Funchal in Madeira, Mallorca in Spain, Pembrokeshire in Wales, and The Algarve in Portugal.
The previous year, Attica, which encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece, and its countryside, had won the awards for both World’s and Europe’s Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination.
A peninsula projecting into the Aegean Sea, bordering on Boeotia to the north, the modern administrative region of Attica is more extensive than the historical region and includes the Saronic Islands and Cythera, as well as the municipality of Troizinia on the Peloponnesian mainland.
More Travel Awards for Greece
The city of Athens was presented with additional awards for Greece at the prestigious WTA ceremony.
It was named Europe’s Leading Cultural City Destination as well as Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board for 2022.
The most recent wins for Athens at the WTA were in 2018, when it won Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board, and Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction, the latter of which Athens had also won in 2014.