“The birthplace of civilisation, with a history dating back thousands of years, Greece is the beating heart of European culture, full of stunning ancient monuments and UNESCO sites that lend themselves to impactful events in Greece”.
Beautiful Mediterranean scenery combines with a sunny climate, bustling cosmopolitan cities and over 6,000 islands that are a highlight for incentives in Greece as well as popular conference destinations.
Modern 21st-Century efficiency is effortlessly blended with ancient history and luxury accommodation to make Greece a MICE destination full of possibilities. Cities like Athens and Thessaloniki are home to world-class conference facilities ranging from small meeting rooms overlooking the ocean to a stadium once used in the Olympics. Inspiring archaeological sites and museums serve as unique event venues for a sensational cocktail or gala dinner.
Incentives in Greece are filled with endless opportunities. Charter a yacht and sail the aquamarine waters and islands of the Greek Archipelago, from Santorini and Mykonos to lesser-known gems. Ride a donkey through the soulful whitewashed villages and discover the vibrant nightlife, enthusiastic Greek hospitality, mouth-watering delicacies and rich culture and history at every turn.
“Sunny skies year round, world-famous cuisine and welcoming people are just some of the attributes making Greece a favourite MICE destination. With world-class concert halls, amphitheatres and festivals, Greece hosts large events well, but with 7,500 kilometres of coastline, countless museums and archaeological sites it is also a prime location for a rewarding incentive.
Island hopping is the perfect inspiration for incentives in Greece, starting with Athens’ ancient monuments as a launch pad before sailing azure waters, exploring cobbled streets and whitewashed villages, sampling the freshest seafood and trying your hand at Greek dancing, making Baklava or even smashing plates – it’s all part of the fun.
The birthplace of civilisation, is a ready-made event theme perfectly suited to conference clients seeking to host inspirational launch events. By association, the country’s Olympic heritage creates powerful motivational messages and purpose built venues from the 2004 Olympics that can be used to drive the message home. These include the Panathenaic Stadium, which was built on the site of an ancient stadium used in the 1896 Olympic Games, as well as the Peace and Friendship Stadium, which can host a congress or exhibition for over 14,000 people.
Whilst Athens & Thessaloniki are the dominant locations for meetings & conferences in Greece, Rhodes, Crete & Kos also have solid meetings infrastructure for up to 2,000 delegates, with each location offering a different ambience. Greece’s cities are very different to its laid back island destinations, but what is constant throughout is the fascinating culture, delicious, fresh cuisine, splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea and a fabulous climate offering year-round event appeal, with the promise of winter sun.
As a relatively affordable destination, you can host an event fit for emperors without needing an imperial budget.
Pacific World Greece offers destination management services throughout Greece, introducing clients to the soul of the country. The multilingual team provides unrivalled local knowledge and buying power, objective service, up to the minute and on-trend knowledge and partnerships that provide the best destination management services possible in Greece. They will introduce you to local hidden gems, secure access to privileged private areas and provide creative solutions, bespoke to your needs”.
Greece is appealing to:
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Clients seeking a conference venue with a difference
So many alternative conference venues can be found in Greece. Organise a meeting at the world famous Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and watch a cultural event after a day’s hard work.
Conferences seeking alignment with Olympic venues and themes
From 1856 to 2004, Athens’ Olympic heritage is inspirational for motivational conferences in Greece, and its venues can host more than 14,000 people for a conference.
Groups that enjoy food and wine discoveries
Fresh seafood and delicious produce bursting with Mediterranean flavour combine with winery visits to sample some 20 different varieties of Greek wine and culinary classes to prepare tasty Greek delicacies.
Incentives seeking voyages of discovery
Greece is renowned for the many characters and flavours of its different destinations and a multi-destination private cruising expedition encompasses all of its island delights in one.
Events seeking to create a vibrant street party
Greece is renowned for its festivals and street parties, filled with tradition, food and fun. Hold a costume party in the streets, indulge in vibrant Greek dancing, music and plate smashing for a fun-filled memorable event.
Groups interested on destination inspired themes and venues that celebrate the old and the new
Celebrate history with a toga party in World Heritage UNESCO sites or celebrate the future at the Athens Planetarium – one of the biggest and best equipped digital planetariums in the world.