Organizing a conference or a scientific or a professional nature meeting, the first thing you should look for is if the area you choose meets the requirements for holding an event like this. Also, you must take into account the number of people who will participate and the kind of event. Greece, meets plenty of the requirements for a meeting and that’s why is in the list of the 20 most popular destinations for holding conferences. The great climate, the gorgeous natural beauties, the cultural treasure, the famous hospitality, the luxuries and well-equipped hotels and the great variety of choices for nightlife and cultural entertainment make Greece an irresistible destination to organize a successful conference. The country offers a wide range of suitable places to hold a meeting as hotel halls and conference centers as well a lot of choices for restaurants, jaunts and visits to museums and other archaeological monuments.
Athens, with the emblematic and famous worldwide Acropolis and its new museum (considered as one of the best globally) is one of the most much in request destinations throughout the year. Coastal and island areas are ideal places to choose for a conference during the spring and summer months. Also, other places with natural beauty are preferred because offer the opportunity for mini vacations combined with work which in international language called as ‘’business and pleasure’’.
You have to remember that some ‘’extra’’ details can make your product much more attractive and of course can offer pleasant experiences, good comments for the event, the company and the experts who are responsible for the meeting’s organization.
How to choose the perfect place for a conference in Greece
When deciding where to hold a conference, you should consider from where will come the participants. For example, if you expect guests from abroad, you have to search for an area which is near an airport. In Greece, there are over 25 airports located in islands and over 10 in the mainland.
Also, the image of the place is a very important factor you should think. An event or a conference with a culture central subject would be organized for example at Delphi or Olympia, places very famous for their cultural and historic value both for foreigners and Greeks.
Depending on the season will take place the conference, the coastal areas are perfect to hold an event during the summer while the center of cities is suitable for a winter organization. Locations as Crete, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Chalkidiki, Elounda and Corfu are a very good choice for summer events. Locations in the mainland and near to ski resorts are perfect for conferences during the cold months of winter.
Ideal locations to hold a conference in Greece
Santorini with the impressive caldera and the breathtaking volcano view is perfect destination for small and medium size meetings as well Mykonos is a much loved destination for internationals and Pan-Hellenic conferences. Both the islands afford airport and well-equipped places and services for a successful event. Rhodes is very popular destination because of its history and culture. Also, in the island are available a lot of large and modern conference centers. Kos, birthplace of the famous ancient Greek physician and father of medicine Hippocrates, is a great destination for medical conferences and symposiums. The summer months you can see full of emotion doctors from all over the world to take pictures in front the perennial plane of Hippocrates. For many years take place a large number of medical meetings at the island as the famous ‘’ International Congress of the History of Medicine’’. Thessaloniki is the star of the North. Every year numerous symposiums, international conferences and professional meetings of organizations in Greece and abroad take place in the beautiful city. Congress tourism is a very important part of the northern capital’s business life. Thessaloniki is very popular for the conferences and festivals which hosts every year and is considered as the cultural and educational center of northern Greece. It combines successfully the business trips and the company meetings with the quality entertainment. Peerless conference facilities in the heart of the city offer the ideal place for meetings of the academic elite. Pelion is a town 210km away from Thessaloniki, 26km away from airport and 18km away from port which combines the dew of the sea with the fresh mountain air. The town has ski resort and a plenty of choices for accommodation, food and entertainment. A town with traditional style and modern comforts which offers excellent facilities and possibility for business tourism all year round. Finally, Athens the capital of Greece is at the 20th place among 352 cities-conference destinations. Athens is the business, commercial, political and social center of the country. Countless companies and organizations have their headquarters in the capital, while almost daily are organized various types of conferences, presentations, symposiums, exhibitions, meetings, seminars and more. As has been already mentioned, the conference organization requires not only appropriate venues and convenient location but also and an excellent support. Luxuries hotels, conference centers, modern and high technology facilities and variety of services which are specified in organization of business events, parties and more create the conditions for an ideal result. Ultramodern airport and subway, new motorways and signs in perfect English make the city destination where the visitors can be easily negotiable. For entertainment, there are countless choices. Vibrant nightlife which meets all tastes and lifestyles and for real experience of the modern Athens nightlife recommended is the industrial district of Gazi. Most of the galleries, mainstream bars, restaurants, clubs and Greek nightclubs here are trademarked by their industrial design as many of them are housed in remodeled and abandoned factories. Also, the visitors can explore the culture treasures of Western history as the Acropolis, the temple of Olympian Zeus and the modern National Archaeological Museum.
Why to choose Greece to hold a conference
- Because the last years in the country is developed a high quality touristic background.
- Greece over-matches the other countries thanks to its climatic and geophysical advantages.
- There is a plenty of sport facilities, facilities for resuscitation and care of the body and places which enable people who accompanying the conference participants to spend pleasant hours while their partner attend the conference.
- As location, hospitality, entertainment, facilities and culture, Greece is the ideal place to hold a conference, so make the good choice and have a business and pleasure great trip!