Acropolis Named One of Top 10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites

Acropolis Named One of Top 10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites

The Acropolis in Athens has earned a spot on the list of the world's most beautiful cultural heritage sites, as revealed in a recent study conducted by Betway, an online gaming company.

Betway's experts carefully selected the most popular world heritage sites for their analysis, excluding sites with multiple locations or specific urban areas within cities to ensure a fair assessment. They categorised the chosen 109 locations into city, natural, or cultural sites.

According to their findings, the Acropolis ranked 7th among the most stunning cultural heritage sites globally, with more than 1.5 million Instagram hashtags dedicated to this iconic monument.

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Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Topping the list was India's Taj Mahal, with nearly 2.4 million hashtags. This 17th-century mausoleum continues to be a popular destination for travellers exploring Asia.

France's Versailles followed closely behind the Taj Mahal, with the Statue of Liberty (US), Machu Picchu (Peru), and Petra (Jordan) completing the top 5.

Additionally, the survey revealed that the Grand Canyon in the US claimed the title of the most Instagrammed natural World Heritage site worldwide. Istanbul, Turkey, earned the distinction of being the most Instagrammed World Heritage city, with an impressive 124 million hashtags. Rome secured second place with 29.5 million Instagram hashtags, while Prague took third place with 18.5 million hashtags.

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In other noteworthy news, a recent report from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) indicated record-breaking visitor numbers for the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis site during the January to April period of 2023.

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