The second annual Greek Travel Awards were held at Six Park Place in London, in the presence of the Ambassador of Greece, Mr. Yannis Tsaousis.
The awards highlighted the top Greek destinations following a vote by UK consumers. The awards were presented to the winners of the first annual awards from consumers in the UK. The survey was conducted by icelolly.com and TravelSupermarket with the prize being a short trip to Corfu. The winners were determined by the preferences of more than 2,000 travellers.
A total of 10 awards were presented to destinations in Greece, in thematic categories ranging from “Best Sailing” to “Best Instagrammable Destination”, as well as two special Greek Holiday Heroes awards.
Rhodes emerged as the best city break destination of the year, surpassing, for the first time, the historically beloved Athens and Thessaloniki, while Corfu won the “Greek gastronomy lovers” award, and was the best gastronomy destination in Greece, according to the preferences of the British, leaving behind Naxos and Samos.
Olympia was named best cultural destination (followed by Thessaloniki and Crete), Alonissos best diving destination (followed by Kea and Amorgos), Kefalonia best hiking destination (followed by Zagori and Lesvos), Ithaca best sailing destination (followed by Andros and Symi), Kos best cycling destination, Lipsi best sustainable destination (followed by Astypalea, Nymphaeum), Santorini best Instagram destination (Meteora, Zakynthos), Paros best luxury destination (Halkidiki, Peloponnese) and Skiathos and Rhodes were named Greek Holiday Heroes for successfully managing the impacts of climate change in the summer of 2023.
The contribution of the Ionian Islands Region, Kos, Samos and Fish from Greece was significant, as they all worked with 2019 MasterChef award-winning Chef Irini Tzortzoglou to create fish-based menus for guests.
The director of the EOT Office in the UK, Irina E. G. H., the director of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) in the UK, was the director of the EOT Office in the UK.UK, Ms. Eleni Skarveli, stressed the importance of the Greek Travel Awards which, she said, enable us to bring all the unique and alternative Greek destinations into the spotlight, ensuring that British travellers will have a wealth of choices for their holidays in 2024.
Source : tornosnews