Greece’s capital city of Athens, was named ‘Best Emerging Culture City of 2017r’ by the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, during a ceremony in London.The award scheme, also known as the “Oscars for Museums”, celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of museums and institutions around the world, which are constantly evolving.
Athens won the award for Best Emerging Culture City in recognition that it managed to support culture & tourism with its strategic choices, despite the ongoing crisis.The award was received by Athens Mayor, Giorgos Kaminis in London.
“The artists of Athens, the city’s cultural infrastructure, its dialogue with the international artistic community and its impressive dynamic this year in tourism, us that we are on the right track for the city’s recovery and strengthening its international image,” Mayor Kaminis said, adding that the municipality supports and continues to make choices and partnerships that attract awards and distinctions for the city.