Athens, Rhodes and Milos are in the 20 best holiday destinations in Europe in 2023

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Athens, Rhodes and Milos are included in the 20 best destinations in Europe for holidays in 2023, according to the voting conducted by Forbes in its "European Best Destinations 2023" article.

More than 500,000 travelers from 178 countries took part in the vote. The 20 best destinations were selected from a pool of 400 candidate areas. Athens took second place while Rhodes and Milos took 14th and 18th place respectively.

The first place in the relevant voting was occupied by Warsaw in Poland. The other places besides the 3 Greek destinations were occupied by: Maribor in Slovenia, Vienna in Austria, Cittadella in Italy, Hesse in Germany, Veszprém in Hungary, London in England, Grenoble Alpes in France, Mannheim in Germany, Porto-Santo in Madeira, Toledo in Spain, Faial in the Azores, Copenhagen in Denmark, Tossa de Mar in Spain, Ascona-Locarno in Switzerland, Prague in the Czech Republic and Sóller in Spain.

Regarding the top three Greek destinations

Athens:

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The capital of Greece is a must-see destination for many reason, not only for having served as the cradle of democracy and philosophy but also because it’s legitimately believed that the blue of the sea, the incredible landscapes and the beautiful sunlight all help elevate the spirit and provide an escape daily cares.

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Athens is a sophisticated cosmopolitan hub with excellent gastronomic delights, electrifying nightlife, creative vibes and a booming art scene. It’s an artistic beacon of the ancient world with spectacular Mediterranean landscapes. Athens is also one of the Best Street Art Destinations in Europe.

Rhodes:

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The island of Rhodes is a perfect destination for lovers of old stones, fortresses, turquoise sea and castles.

This medieval city is one of Europe’s best preserved, so worth a to the Palace of the Grand Master, the Ancient Acropolis of Lindos and the historic Rhodes Old Town. Or just relax on Agios Pavlos or Tsambika beaches.

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Rhodes is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece as well as of all Europe. A perfect destination for all types of travelers. And it’s sunny from May until late September and offers natural wonders like "Kallithea," the Butterfly Valley, and Lindos Village & Seven Springs.

Milos:

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Milos Island has been voted as one of the best places for a dream holiday in Greece. It also appears as one of the Best Natural Pools in Europe and Best Beaches in Europe.

It counts as well with one of the Best Sculptures in Europe: the Venus of Milo now exhibited in Paris was discovered by a peasant on the island.

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Milos is also ranked among the Most Beautiful Islands in Greece.

A relaxing day on the beautiful beach of Sarakiniko beckons, or on the most exclusive beach of Firiplaka. For history lovers, there’s the Ancient Theatre of Milos and the Milos Archaeological Museum.

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