5 destinations rising in popularity among Brits

London Stansted Airport reveals Athens and Vienna have risen in popularity over the last five years among British passengers.

As British holidaymakers preparing to book their summer holidays this year, London Stansted Airport has revealed the cities and countries that have seen the largest percentage growth in its passenger numbers. London Stansted Airport has revealed that destinations such as Athens (77%) and Vienna (77%) have grown in popularity among British holidaymakers.

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

Flight time: 3 hours 50 minutes from London Stansted with Ryanair, Wizz Air Hungary

Athens in Greece has been a rising destination for travellers in recent years, seeing a 77% increase in passenger numbers flying to the destination since 2013. The ancient city of Athens offers a guaranteed culture-packed mini break, with its ancient monuments and historic architecture, alongside trendy rooftop bars and sun-drenched piazzas that make the destination ideal for leisure travellers.

The bustling Greek metropolis is a must-see for travellers looking for a sunny city break. Renowned for its vibrant and rich cultural history, Athens offers a vibrant yet chic street life, combined with boutique fashion shops and picturesque historic and ancient jaw-dropping architecture.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Flight time: 2 hours 10 minutes from London Stansted with Laudamotion

The home of Freud is best explored on foot with key sites easily being ticked off in a 3-day trip. Stroll through the pristine streets to stumble upon restaurants serving up local delicacies like schnitzel while sipping on rich coffee, before a night at the opera in the majestic Vienna State Opera. Cultural spots and museums are scattered throughout the beautiful city with everything from high-end hostels to grand hotels available.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Flight time: 2 hours 30 minutes from London Stansted with Ryanair

With its coastal thrills, postcard-perfect architecture and eclectic culinary scene, Lisbon is a must-visit cluster of colour and charm. An affordable Portuguese destination for fine wine, romancing and beautiful scenery, visitors can spend their time marvelling at its rich history or relaxing on one of its beautiful nearby beaches.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

Flight time: 2 hours 10 minutes from London Stansted with Laudamotion

Packed with culture, cuisine and a combination of stylish restaurants and art galleries, Sofia is Bulgaria’s hidden sparkling gem. The cosmopolitan city has been pulling in visitors over the years as an under-the-radar haunt for British travellers.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Flight time: 6 hours 55 minutes from London Stansted with Emirates

A modern metropolis backed by sun-blasted desert land and nestled on the Persian Gulf, Dubai is a city like no other. Whilst the city is known for its ostentatious and opulent display of luxury shopping, spectacular skylines and ultramodern skyscrapers, there is much more to this bustling city than meets the eye. Visitors can enjoy a wealth of activities and cultural dynamism from bustling souqs, spectacular man-made islands and sunset desert tours.

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