Lonely Planet: Greece is the top European destination for 2014

“As a result of the financial crisis, prices have dropped in an effort to woo back travelers”, states the article

A group of Lonely Planet’s editors have curated a list of 10 places in Europe that should be on travelers’ radars this year.

Greece topped Lonely Planet’s 2014 Best in Europe list, confirming that Greek tourism is on the rebound.

“Think that dream trip to Greece is out of your budget range? Think again. Greece tops our list this year as experiencing the country’s sunburnt islands and ancient culture is far more affordable than many expect. Greece’s ongoing financial crisis has caused visitor numbers to decrease and, as a result, prices have dropped in an effort to woo back travelers,” says Lonely Planet making specific reference to Santorini.

Whether gathering buzz right now, overlooked in years past, or perennial favorites with a fresh face, these are the Lonely Planet editors’ picks for the Best in Europe for 2014:

1. Greece


2. Ljubljana, Slovenia


3. Southwest England, UK


4. Italy


5. Viking Denmark


6. Seville, Spain


7. Outer Hebrides, Scotland


8. Plzeň, Czech Republic


9. Stavanger, Norway


10. Toulouse, France


Source: www.lonelyplanet.com