STAR Your World has just returned back from a fantastic welcome visit to Athens where our team Optimum Events Greece gave us a warm welcome at their offices and guided us around the City showing us some of the fabulous options for events.
Athens is one of the oldest capital Cities in Europe and we understand why it’s so popular for corporate events and incentives. We explored a lot of the destination during our trip with visiting hotels, golf clubs, venues, restaurants and landmarks not forgetting the idyllic island of Aegina. This Athens trip was valuable for STAR Your World to see the close relationships the team has with event suppliers.
Our first few nights were spent at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens which is one of the most sought-after European hotels for large events, catering up to 1,500 delegates and we can see why with the impressive ballroom, air walls, high ceilings, conference areas and how well the event space works also for those automotive events. The hotel prides itself in giving as much bedroom allocation as possible with some of the bedrooms overlooking the beautiful Acropolis archaeological site. There are plenty of neighbouring hotels close by to take the overflow of bedrooms.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Athens without visiting the ancient citadel, the Acropolis! Wow and it didn’t disappoint with the amazing views of the City, the remains of the different monuments which have occupied the hill since the 5th century BC. We recommend at least a few hours for a guided group tour or we build this into the programme as a half day activity.
Whether you are wanting a casual dining experience in the old town of Plaka, an exquisite eight course taster menu with home grown products and Greek culinary delights, an exclusive takeover of a restaurant or venue overlooking the sea or views of the Acropolis, a roof top at the top of the Opera house, a luxury setting next to Vouliagmeni Lake or a banquet for 1,200 people we will work closely with you to create the wow factor delivering the most memorable events and celebrations.
Thinking about a multi-trip for your next Incentive group combining one of the Islands like Mykonos. Enjoy the buzzing atmosphere for incentives between May to September at only a short distance from Athens. Alternatively, you can explore incorporate a one day cruise to the close by island of Aegina and explore the quaint cobbled streets lined with cute shops finishing off with a glass of Ouzo at one of the seafront bars Did you know that the Aegina Island is known for the first minting of coins in Greece.
In terms of activities, we will tailor make programmes to suit upon request. Some of the activities can include hiking, golf, show cooking, olive oil tasting, rowing ships, jeep tours, ipad tours, swim in the coves, cookery and sustainable activities too.
We finished our trip staying on the Athens Riviera at the Divani Apollon Hotel & Thalasso Spa which is open all year round all the hotel bedrooms have a balcony and sea views, many restaurants within walking distance a large conference area and outdoor terrace. The hotel has fantastic meeting space with a capacity up to 800 delegates and natural daylight.
For larger meetings and congresses, there is the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre which can cater for events up to 4000 delegates in different halls with the largest one hosting up to 2000 people. Of course there are plenty of hotel rooms across the City where we can arrange the bedroom allocations keeping the whole event close by.
Stay tuned to find out about the exciting new luxury hotel opening for 2022 in the stunning area of Costa Navarino and the new event venue which will be located on the sea, we look forward to sharing this with you to work with you on your next event.
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