Athens

athensAthens, the largest city of Greece, offers a broad range of facilities for Conferences and Corporate Meetings. With 493 Hotels providing more than 16,000 bedrooms, it is not surprising that Athens hosts some of the biggest and most successful International Conferences in Europe.

Ease of access through Athens International Airport is a major draw particularily given it’s proximity to the city centre.

If you would like to consider Athens for your next Conference or Corporate Meeting then venuesgreece.com is delighted to prepare a free venue proposal tailored to your requirements.

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MORE ABOUT ATHENS

Also known as the birthplace of democracy and named after goddess Athena, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world with a recorded history of at least 3,000 years. Today, the Greek capital is Europe’s 8th largest conurbation, a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis with an urban population of 3.2 million people and a metro population of 3.7 million people. The Athens metropolitan area is the centre of economic, financial, industrial, cultural and political life in Greece. The city is also rapidly becoming a leading business centre in the European Union. The city proper has a land area of 39 km² while the urban agglomeration of Athens spans 412 km².

Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state center of learning, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European Continent. The classical era heritage is still evident in the city, portrayed through a number of ancient monuments and artworks, the most famous of all being the Parthenon on the Acropolis, standing as an epic landmark of western civilization. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896 and in 2004 it welcomed the Summer Olympics back home with great success

Athens is located at a transition point between the Mediterranean and the Alpine climatic zones. The city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with the greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occurring from mid-October to mid-April; any precipitation is sparse during summer and falls generally in the form of showers and/or thunderstorms. Because it is located in a strong rain shadow, however, Athens is very dry compared with most of Mediterranean Europe.

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