April 6th, 2022

Opa! Five Reasons To Host Your Meeting or Incentive in Greece

Greece is an open-air museum -- a civilization that gave birth to worldwide values -- covered by light 365 days a year, which illuminates its 6,000 islands. Meetings can take place in a resort hotel only 30 minutes away from Athens city center, combining history and relaxation, even during the winter time.

1. Sustainable Practices

Tourists can expect a more refreshed, sustainable and progressive destination. Despite the hardships, during the pandemic, Greece has proven its resilience by trying to change, grow and preparing to be more sustainable. The hospitality sector is continuously working to improve their energy efficiency levels, their renewable energy use, water conservation and waste minimization. Transitioning to sustainable operations is imperative not only as an answer to the ongoing climate emergency but also as a way to recover financially. Hotels and venues that implement sustainability see higher occupancy rates, better profitability and happier guests. 


2. Quality of Service

When organizing your special event, it’s only natural to want the very best for your guests. Lucky for you, Greece offers premium services, lots of luxurious venues and high-end vendors for your event, such as refined florists, passionate photographers and to-die-for gastronomy. There is an astounding number of world-class hotels, resorts or even museums that can accommodate sophisticated events and we offer peripheral services like luxury cars, yacht rentals, or private cruises to give that exclusive and luxury experience. The expertise and efficiency of Greek organizers, the modern techniques and support structures guarantee participants a productive and memorable stay.  


3. Variety of Settings and Surroundings

Although mainly famous for its islands and beaches, Greece is much more than sea and sun. Privileged with impressive mountains, thick forests and refreshing rivers and lakes, Greece is a destination blessed with stunning landscapes to discover. Athens comes, of course, on top of the list with the selected conference centers in Greece, since it is the cultural and economic center of Greece and one of the most historically significant cities in the world. Yet, the countless available destination options can surely satisfy every travel style and preference. In Greece you’re sure to find a location that speaks to your heart. 


4. Greece’s impressive progress and serious approach to digital transformation 

The interest in Greece as a business destination is exceptionally high for this year, helped by the country's focus on its digital transformation. 2020 involved shutdowns and the need for digital platforms, while 2021 experienced a comeback for meetings and events. We anticipate that 2022 will see an even more significant resurgence. Virtual tours can help travelers and event attendees feel like less of a stranger in a strange land. Ιnteractive digital maps allow attendees to tour the event space ahead of time, helping them make more informed and timely decisions. 


5. A Budget-Friendly Destination

Here in Greece, you will actually find affordable prices. Many people are under the impression that it’s both tough and costly to go to the Greek islands, or enjoy Greece’s best services, but it is not. While it is true that there are a lot of fancy and expensive establishments in Greece, it is viable to explore this diverse country on a budget. Traditional tavernas and kafeneia are usually affordable, and there are numerous beaches of rare beauty, with free access for all to enjoy. And the nice weather is the icing on the cake; keep in mind that Greece is a destination that has perfect weather for at least 8 to 9 months out of the year.


Ready to give your attendees an unforgettable experience in Greece? Please contact your Global DMC Partners Sales Advisor or info@globaldmcpartners.com.