Destination Athens for your event
"When professionalism and fun are smartly merged, great results happen!"
Perhaps not a destination that immediately springs to mind after its recent economic and political upheaval - but things do seem to be on the mend - as the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras recently stated “the economy is still wounded, but healing”.
As a city, it has many attractions in its favour for major delegate appeal – lovely weather, especially out of season, as well as tremendous cultural and historical interest. And from a meeting planner’s point of view, it offers a wealth of advantages in terms of access, venue options, social program potential and budget.
Athens is a good flight hub with the International Airport serving 13 million passengers annually. There is an abundance of international hotel chains (Hilton, Intercontinental, Melia etc) as well as national chains like Divani and Grecotel - providing a choice of properties for all group sizes and requirements. Our DMC partner, Optimum Destination & Event Management Greece, hand-picked for us a small selection of fantastic offsite dinner venues including Athinais Cultural Centre, Ble Pavillon and the beachside Septem Prive with its open air deck and resident DJ!
Athens offers great value for money – group rates at a 4* property can be as little as €100 for bed & breakfast, €28 for a buffet dinner and €35 for a day delegate rate. All of which make Athens, a destination we are happy to recommend and use in the future.
“Finding the right venue is crucial to setting the tone of your event”
How SWM can help you source a venue for your meeting
Identifying a venue that offers suitable accommodation, meeting space and business facilities is no mean feat and ultimately every business has to ensure that a chosen venue is within budget.
SWM work with you from the start of the project to identify your venue requirements, source venues, deal with any negotiations and inspections on your behalf, which is just the tip of the iceberg…