The Municipality of Marathon of the Region of Attica was recently awarded the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) 2012/2013 accolade, which this year focused on accessible tourism.
The Municipality of Minoa Pediados of the Region of Crete was selected as runner up in the Greek round of the competition.
The EDEN project was launched in 2007 by the European Commission to promote emerging destinations and sustainable tourism. It involves an annual competition to select an emerging tourism “destination of excellence” in each participating country (EU and candidate countries) – based on commitment to social, cultural and environmental sustainability.
The Municipality of Marathon and the other tourism destinations that have emerged this year through EDEN will be screened on a European level through promotional actions of the European Commission.
The winners of this year’s EDEN project will be officially awarded and made public in autumn 2013.
For more information on the EDEN project, press here.