There are plenty of reasons to visit Greece for your next conference event. When most people think of Greece they think of the sunny Mediterranean climate, the olive oil, feta cheese, seafood inspired diet, the stunning beaches and a coastline dotted with seashell covered houses with burnt orange rooftops. While famous for it’s history and culture, Greece also has modern infrastructure and some amazing conference and event venues. venuesworld.com put together our top 7 reasons to choose Greece for your next conference or event.
Most major international airports have direct flights to and from Greece on regular daily schedules. One-way flights cost as low as €50 on the continent, around €90 from the UK and Ireland, or €500 from the US, according to skyscanner.com. Flight times vary from 1 to 3.5 hours from major European destinations, and 8 hours from the major cities in the United States. There are also plenty of Ferries and luxury cruise liners that dock on the Greek coast from various European regions, and of course the trains, buses and metro services inter-linking the neighbouring borders makes Greece an ideal option for delegates coming from difference destinations across the globe.
Greece has some majestic landscapes. The country has an excellent Mediterranean climate with a mild climate all year round. When choosing a destination, any event or conference planner needs to consider the overall experience and Greece can definitely deliver unforgettable experiences. From deep blue seascapes, to white sandy beaches and amazing historical monuments. Greece delivers stunning landscapes all year round.
For those interested in mythology and stunning natural wonders, we highly recommend taking a trip to Meteora, one of the largest Greek Orthodox monasteries, which sits on the top of a 60 million year old sandstone pillar, often referred to as “in the heavens above”. Or take a trip to the mythical throne of Zeus, in the Temple at the top of the Olympos mountain, where legend has it, was the venue of choice for the gods’ and deities’ fiery meetings. There are also over 200 museums throughout Greece for those interested in learning more about fascinating Greek history and early western civilization.
If structure and design is more your thing, you will not want to miss seeing the longest cable bridge in the world, the Rion-Antirion Bridge between the Greek mainland and it’s peninsula Peloponnese. Rest your legs in one of the 69 thousand seats at the Olympic Stadium, or attend an event at the breath-taking Athens Concert Hall.
Adventure and Sports
Greece is the home of the Olympics. With a history steeped in adventure and sport, if you are interested in Sports, then Greece is a perfect destination. The country has over 6,000 islands, 1,200 of which are inhabitable. No-where in Greece further than 137 kilometres from the sea. With this, it is no surprise that Greece is famous for its water sports. Enjoy a trip of the ocean bed on a diving course, sail the short hops from island to island, or rent a kayak for the day. Greece is also known for its stunning mountainous landscapes, also ideal for hiking trips, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
Diverse Culture and Arts
There is no shortage of cultural diversity when visiting Greece, with a multitude of theatres offering re-enactments of some of the most notorious Greek plays such as Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and The Persians by Aeschylus. Not to mention the notorious Greek philosophers who paved the way for philosophical thought throughout the centuries, such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
Greece Conference Venues
Greece has the infrastructure to offer an array of venue options for corporate events and meeting spaces. The country has over 2500 years experience in hosting meetings. Community meetings called ‘agora’ were held in the open spaces in the centre of the city or next to the harbour dating as far back as 5th Century BC.
Since joining the EU, and construction for the 2004 Olympics, Greece has drastically upgraded the countries events infrastructure making it a nice location for Corporate meetings and incentive travel groups. Athens alone offers 493 Hotels providing more than 16,000 bedrooms. For more ideas on amazing conference venues in Athens, Greece click here.
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