European Destinations of excellence

"EDEN is the acronym for European Destinations of Excellence, a project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union. The project is based on national competitions that take place every year and result in the selection of a tourist 'destination of excellence' for each participating country. Through the selection of destinations, EDEN effectively achieves the objective of drawing attention to the values, diversity and common features of European tourist destinations. It enhances the visibility of emerging European destinations, creates a platform for sharing good practices across Europe and promotes networking between awarded destinations."

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Heritage of Mercury Idrija (2011)
Hortobágy Hortobágy (2008)
Monastery of Horezu Lies within the Horezu Depression (2008)
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region Lie within the Troodos (2007)
Selimiye Mosque 2008


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source