Wroclaw wins 'European Best Destination 2018' contest

The south-western Polish city of Wroclaw has won a competition for the best European tourist destination, organised each year by European Best Destination, an institution involved in the promotion of culture and tourism in Europe.

The only Polish city taking part in the contest, Wroclaw beat Athens, Amsterdam and Paris, among other cities in an online vote. The voting was open to residents of the 20 competing cities as well as tourists visiting them. Wroclaw received votes from 146 countries.

"I am extremely proud," Wroclaw Mayor Rafal Dutkiewicz said. "I would like to thank all Wroclaw residents and tourists who love the city sincerely for every vote received. Winning such a prestigious competition shows that Wroclaw is among the most attractive destinations on the tourist map of Europe."