Athens offers a variety of things to see and do, and more often than not, under favorable weather conditions. Boasting a history of 5,000 years with monuments incorporated into the modern city, coupled with world class museums and a vibrant contemporary cultural life, Athens is a stunning destination. If you add to this the city’s lively nightlife – numerous bars and clubs for all tastes - and Mediterranean cuisine, you get some idea of how many different segments of the tourism market it can cater for.
Athens is considered one of Europe’s safest capitals and its state-of-the-art transport network allows for easy and quick transportation at a very low cost.
Is probably the single European capital where it takes you less than 30 minutes from the vibrant city center to get either to the beach or to the mountains. It takes less than 2 hours drive from the capital to reach places that have both archaeological or historical interest and exceptional natural surroundings such as Sounio, Nafplio or Delphi.
Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros – four small and picturesque islands of the Saronic Gulf– are also ideal for daily tours, since there is a regular service from the port of Piraeus every day.
The city’s geographical position and its proximity to areas such as the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East provide easy, and in many cases, very affordable access for delegates coming from economically developing Since it’s opening in 2001, the multi-awarded Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos”, is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. Year by year the airport enriches its network with new carriers and destinations.
The variety in state-of-the-art meeting venues is such that you are sure to find a venue tailored to your needs. Today there are 40 Conference Exhibition Centers and 89 Hotels with meeting facilities offering the latest technology and high quality services.
Athens and the greater Athens region offer a total of 927 rooms in 664 hotels of various categories. What is even more important is the fact that the majority of this infrastructure constantly continues to improve the services and facilities provided.