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Attica and its capital, Athens

The very heart and soul of Greece beats in Athens, at the Perfecture of Attica. This vibrant and modern capital is the country's economic and industrial center, as well as the political and cultural center.

Easily accessible by air, land or sea, Athens is rapidly becoming a leading business center in the European Union. Hosting the Olympic Games in 2004 was a unique opportunity to show the world the tremendous improvement that has been achieved as far as infrastructure is concerned and nowadays there are ample options for convention venues and conference facilities.

There is a multitude of hotels from which to choose, catering to all price ranges from budget to high-end, some of which offer special facilities, such as convention rooms with state-of-the-art facilities and special services, such as spa treatments, health centers and golfing facilities.

Unparalleled historic treasures stand out as vivid reminders of Greece’s cultural wealth. The Acropolis, with the Parthenon and the Erehtheion, the Pnyx, Hadrian’s Columns and the historic part of the city, the ancient Odeion of Herodes Atticus, the Roman Market, the Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, Thission, the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympeion) are only a few of the landmarks. Further away, the temple of Poseidon in Sounion, is one of the most romantic places in the area, an impressive monument surrounded by the blue colors of the Saronic sea.

For the evening entertainment the bustling metropolis is well known as a party city with heaving nightlife and a multitude of entertainment venues, high – end restaurants and special cultural events and festivals all year round at the numerous art galleries and museums.

Shopping is just one more of the city’s multitude of entertaining activities. From large shopping malls to small, local open air markets, you can bargain, window- shop or just take a stroll, enjoying the friendliness of the people and the refreshing walk.

A corporate meeting or an incentive tour in Athens can be perfectly combined with packages that incorporate the Greek islands, with either a one-island stay or a week-long Greek island cruise. Easily accessible from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrion, the Cyclades islands are the most well known (Santorini, Mykonos, Kythnos, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Sifnos) and can offer a relaxing break to the delegates.

If time is not an option, only half an hour away from the centre, Athens' famously clean beaches offer the relaxation and leisure activities that cater to all tastes. Business meetings and events become a pure pleasure, having a variety of choices, from luxurious and exclusive beach resorts to gourmet seaside restaurants, all along the scenic coastline, from the historical city of Athens to Cape Sounio, at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece. Could you think of anything more refreshing than a gala dinner right on the private beach of a high-end restaurant? Or a cocktail party at a fancy night club, with the sound of the waves and the starlit sky surrounding you? There are a multitude of classy facilities and seaside resorts to choose from, all within short distance for the centre of the bustling metropolis. Athens is one of the most privileged European capitals, embraced by the blue color of the sea and the refreshing breeze that cools off the atmosphere all year round.

Key Tours can make all the necessary arrangements for a short or long side excursion that will complete either the corporate event or the leisure holiday break. Some of the most preferred tours we offer are:

  • Athens sightseeing tour (half day)
  • Cape Sounio (half day - sunset tour)
  • Delphi tour (Full day)
  • Epidaurus - Mycenae tour (Full day)
  • Athens by night tour (+ dinner)
  • 3 Saronic islands cruise (Full day+ lunch on board)
  • Wine Tasting & Ancient Corinth
  • Helicopter Sightseeing
  • Classical Greece (7/8/11 days)