Athens’ Acropolis was voted a Top 5 most “Immersive Experiences” in the world at the Family Traveler Excellence Awards 2019 recently. UK magazine readers voted the epic Greek attraction one of the best kid experiences ever.
Family Traveller magazine polled more than 110,000 people in order to determine the 50 Family Traveller Excellence Awards winners this year. As for the “Immersive Experiences” category, those awards go to the top five tours, treks and programs that go beyond tourism and allow families to fully immerse themselves in a destination and it is decided by the children’s votes.
This year’s kid vote results put the Acropolis at the top because of the attraction “bringing 3,000 years of history alive with a range of creative experiences”.
The list also included Crans-Montana in Switzerland, Cite de l’espace in Toulouse, Jamaica, and Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Italy.
The award was received by the head of the Greek National Tourism Organization office in the UK & Ireland, Emy Anagnostopoulou, during a ceremony that took place at the Natural History Museum in London.
The Family Traveler Excellence Awards 2019 was held for the third year, aiming to recognize the best products and services for family vacations. This year, the organizers focused on experiences – cultural, technological and environmental among others – offered by hotels and destinations around the world.