Poland, “The best European destination” — Warsaw

In the prestigious competition of the European Best Destination portal, the capital of Poland beat Greek Athens and won with a record result

Second World War, the Nazis almost destroyed Warsaw
During the Second World War, the Nazis almost destroyed Warsaw, whose residents rebelled against the invaders… And thanks to the long-term growth of the Polish economy, its capital blossomed again.

The prestigious rating “The best European destination” of 2023 was headed by Warsaw. The capital of Poland received more than 142,000 votes (the previous record holder of the competition was the Portuguese Porto, which won in 2017 with 138,000 votes), beating Athens, Greece, which took second place (91,000).

A total of 686,000 people (48% of them Europeans) from 178 countries took part in the European Best Destination survey. Slovenia’s Maribor, Austria’s Vienna, Italy’s Citadella, and Germany’s Essen also entered the top six laureates of the competition.

The tourist portal “The Best European Destination” cooperates with many solid institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“Each winning city became even more popular.”

“The title of European Best Destination-2023 is not only an award, but also a concrete benefit,” states — The experience of previous winning cities, such as Polish Wroclaw, Portuguese Porto, or Slovenian Ljubljana, showed that each winning city became even more popular. The world’s largest media outlets are writing about it, and tourists from all over the world are starting to plan trips there.

In the winning cities of previous years, the tourist flow increased several times. And in the case of Croatia’s Zagreb, which won the Best Christmas Market category three years in a row, this growth was as much as 41 percent.

“It is important to turn the current victory into a long-term success,” said the director of the Warsaw Tourist Office, Pawel Moras. — Today, when the eyes of the whole world are turned to Warsaw, we have an unprecedented opportunity to show ourselves from the best side. And to ensure that Warsaw remains forever in the memory of tourists as a city worth visiting – attractive, open, and hospitable. We have the potential to achieve this.”

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