Booking.com: Ermoupoli is the 2nd most hospitable city in the world

Ermoupoli, Syros

Popular booking platform Booking.com has released a list of the world's most welcoming places as part of the Traveler Review Awards 2024

From enchanting seaside towns to mountain retreats, the destinations on the list have been chosen for their exceptional hospitality, as evidenced by more than 309 million valid reviews from Booking.com travellers.

In this year's list of the ten most hospitable cities in the world, Ermoupoli of Syros was in second place.

Ermoupoli, Syros

The capital of Syros, the stately city of Ermoupoli, is ranked second among cities worldwide. The beautiful neoclassical and impressive buildings, the imposing City Hall in Miaouli Square, a work of Ernesto Ziller, the historic Municipal Theater of Apollo, created in 1864 by the Italian architect Pietro Sambo and a miniature of the Milan Staircase, the mansions on the wave in the aristocratic Vaporia district, the church of the patron saint Agios Nikolaos with the characteristic blue dome and the other beautiful Orthodox and Catholic churches, make Ermoupoli look like an open-air museum.

Ermoupoli, Syros

It should be noted that destinations are ranked by the total number of Traveler Review Award 2024 recipients. The award is drawn from more than 309 million verified reviews and recognises businesses consistently providing excellent service and hospitality.

For the 7th consecutive year, the most significant number of awardees came from Italy, totalling 181,012 awards. It is followed by Spain (125,611), France (124,361), Germany (86,910) and the United Kingdom (74,754).

City Hall/Photo: Municipality of Syros-Ermoupoli

Here are the lists of the most welcoming destinations in the world according to this year's Booking.com awards.

The ten most welcoming cities in the world:

Arraial d'Ajuda, Brazil
Ermoupoli, Greece
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Daylesford, Australia
Grindelwald, Switzerland
Moab, United States
Uzès, France
Mazatlan, Mexico
Jaisalmer, India
Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

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