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Open the Greek Experience

Mixing business with pleasure in Greece is the best combination that would inspire new business plans, enhance working relations and provide the unique scenery for successful and fruitful negotiations.

Blessed with 365 days of sunshine, 16.000 sq m of coastline, 404 beaches awarded the Blue Flag, 6.000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea, ideal climate, safety, social stability and modern infrastructure, Greece is undoubtedly a unique destination for hosting with success incentive and conference events, team building activities or product launching.

Renowned for its hospitality, its hospitable people and its unparalleled cultural profile, the country offers a warm welcome and promises to satisfy even the most demanding business traveler. Just a few days are enough to get into the Greek spirit, feel free and rejuvenated and refresh mind and soul, by becoming one with the locals and their traditions.

Greeks are widely known for their friendliness, love for enjoyment and warm “philoxenia”, a word which encompasses the pure meaning of respect and welcome for any visitor in our country. The locals will open their hearts and homes to their guests and treat each traveler as their own family member, with generosity and courtesy. It’s not by obligation, it’s by culture and idiosyncrasy, a fundamental characteristic and one of the pillars of the Greek society.

It’s undoubtedly a unique feeling for all who come to Greece to immediately “become one of the locals”, be embraced and feel “at home”, either by taking part in one of the many traditional fairs and festivals or by celebrating side by side with the villagers, during special occasions, such as the harvesting time or the gathering of the olives, or even a traditional wedding ceremony. This is what makes Greece different, a destination to be remembered and a nation to be appreciated for their true and unbiased friendliness.

We aim at combining the “unique flair” that Greece has to offer (natural beauty, perfect weather conditions, hospitable people, carefree and relaxing atmosphere) with the practical details that form an unforgettable trip, such as quality accommodation facilities, safety in transfers and day trips, exciting and unique events and activities.

A variety of cities, a plethora of islands with varied profile and flair, destinations scattered all over the country that offer their unique blend of culture, history, landscape, facilities and activities, have proven to be the best combination, a blend that has put Greece on the top position in the map as a tourism and business destination to cater for all needs.

One of the top reasons for choosing Greece is the easy access by air, sea, road. Being at the junction of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece has plenty of connections with all international air carriers from 26 international airports, making it an ideal location easily accessible from any part of the world. At the same time, cruise ships under Greek & foreign flags, from over 20 international ports bring more than 500,000 passengers annually, into the country by sea.

Over the years, Greece is gradually establishing itself as the ideal choice of destination for the organization of larger and smaller conventions, international exhibitions, other planned manifestations, as well as major investments within the framework of the tourist industry. The country and the capital, is filled with a good selection of top-end hotels and purpose built conference facilities. There are 13 conference centers outside hotels, with a total capacity of 12,000 persons.

Apart from Athens (ATHENS CONCERT GALL, ATHINAIS) and Thessaloniki (HELEXPO), the two major cities which have experienced a tremendous increase in conventions, conferences and incentive travel, plenty of other destinations around Greece, such as Rhodes, Crete, Kos, Santorini and Halkidiki are enjoying a tremendous renaissance and offer state of the art facilities that can equally provide excellent services and prove a competent event organizer.

Enjoy a medieval banquet at the Grand Master’s Palace in Rhodes or adrenaline related activities in Epirus, Arcadia or Zagoria, engage on trekking and canyoning expeditions in Crete and its impressive gorges or have fun with water sports activities in Halkidiki or the Ionian Islands, end your business meetings with candle lit dinners with the view of the Aegean… Here, at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations, in a country of a uniquely affluent historical past, huge in its diversity and its beautiful contradictions, you will experience a fusion of images that stay vivid in the mind.

While in Greece you will have the opportunity to visit important archaeological sites, unique churches and monasteries, monuments of more recent periods, extremely interesting museums and traditional settlements and villages as well as to enjoy the natural beauties in many of the country’s regions.

Winter alpine tourism, summer sea tourism, year- round cultural, religious and health tourism are all well planned forms of tourism that cater for all tastes and needs and can be combined within the planned corporate event, conference or exhibition, creating an interesting package.

Ecotourism and alternative forms of tourism is seeing an impressive increase on a year-to – year basis. The country is blessed with a particularly rich and diversified natural environment of rare beauty. Our protected National parks with the astoundingly rich flora and fauna and some of the oldest natural wooded lands in Europe and the development of traditional settlements through Agrotourism, form a nature- orientated “package” that is unique in Europe.

While in the country, you will be able to visit wonderful natural monuments (gorges, caves and waterfalls), admire rare bird species nesting or seeking refuge in coastal ecosystems and wetlands (rocky coasts, sandy beaches, sand dunes, river deltas, lakes, marshes, coastal plains, etc), engage in extreme sports (canoe-kayak, rafting, monoraft, hydrospeed, canyoning, mountain biking, hang – gliding, paragliding, mountaineering), become familiar with vernacular architecture, cultural and gastronomic tradition and the daily life of local inhabitants.

In a country that is steeped in culture, has sun-kissed beaches, a wide range of water sport-related activities, great shopping and luxury hotels, in a destination that meets all needs, what else would someone ask for?