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The Greek Travel Awards event held at Six Park Place in London, in the presence of the Greek Ambassador, Mr. Yannis Tsaousis, highlighted the top Greek destinations after a vote by 2,000 travellers from the UK. The Greek tourists were selected as the top 10 Greek tourist destinations in the UK by a panel of 2,000 visitors from across the UK.
Rhodes emerged as the best city break destination of the year, surpassing, for the first time, the historically favourite in this holiday category of the British, Athens and Thessaloniki. This is a title that Rhodes has won for the first time ever.
According to officials of the Municipality of Rhodes and PROTOUR, this first place is due both to the upgrading of the city's hotels and to the special tourist products launched by the municipality. Winning this title may even help to stimulate traffic in the city centre and extend the tourist season.
"The title of best City Break is very important for our Rhodes. If we want to extend the tourist season.
The city of Rhodes has many attractions, shops and a multitude of dining options. It includes the Medieval Town, a unique landmark which can be toured and have different tourist experiences.
It is particularly significant that this title was given to us by the travelers who participated in the survey. It proves that our efforts to promote the city centre as a unique destination have paid off.
The truth is that in recent years the city hotels have been significantly upgraded and synchronized and have attracted the interest of visitors, who prefer to be close to the monuments, the market and to have next to them all the dining and entertainment options that our city centre offers", said the Deputy Mayor of Tourism, Communication and Press Mr. Kostas Taraslias.
He pointed out that the "recognition" of Rhodes as a city break destination will contribute to achieving the goal of extending the tourist season.
The director of the Rhodes Tourism Promotion Organisation, Mr. Dionysis Tsiligikiris said that the title of City Break destination is a pleasant surprise and vindicates the efforts of the municipality and PROTOUR to boost city tourism.
"The truth is that no one ever imagined that Rhodes could win the title of the best city break destination.
This is a pleasant surprise. Obviously this distinction did not come by chance. The efforts of the municipality of Rhodes and PROTOUR, which for three years now have been promoting city tourism through special programmes such as Rhodes 5-0 aimed at travellers in the over-50 age group, have paid off.
Our targeted efforts to open up new markets, mainly India and South Korea but also the USA, have also helped. Indeed, Rhodes has proven that it can be a city break destination.
This will revitalise the city centre, which had been in decline in previous years, and will make it easier to achieve the goal of extending the tourist season," he said.