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With state-of-the-art in­fra­struc­ture, ex­cel­lent con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties and easy ac­cess from all over the world with world-class cul­tural at­trac­tions, nat­u­ral beauty, mod­ern ameni­ties and di­verse en­ter­tain­ment, Athens is an ideal des­ti­na­tion for MICE.

Ac­cord­ing to Michael Chryso­choidis, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor & Founder, ASIT-Greece, “In­di­ans of­ten travel to Europe for busi­ness pur­poses. They pre­fer all in­clu­sive pack­ages and we are pro­mot­ing this through our com­pany.”

MICE Fa­cil­i­ties in Athens

Athens Con­ven­tion & Vis­i­tors Bureau (ACVB) The ACVB team also helps to stream­line a client’s ef­forts in or­gan­is­ing a meet­ing and en­su­rung that they deliver an un­ri­valled event ex­pe­ri­ence for their del­e­gates in Athens. It as­sists in plan­ning meet­ings with ser­vices, in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice con­cern­ing con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties, ac­com­mo­da­tion, lo­cal or­gan­is­ers and sup­port ser­vices that are nec­es­sary for the suc­cess­ful out­come of a meet­ing or event in Greece.

Athenaeum In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal The ho­tel is lo­cated in the heart of the busi­ness district with a spec­tac­u­lar view of the Acrop­o­lis, just a short dis­tance from many fa­mous mon­u­ments in­clud­ing the new Acrop­o­lis Mu­seum. It has newly ren­o­vated con­tem­po­rary state-of-the-art con­fer­ence and ban­quet­ing fa­cil­i­ties. The Athenaeum Ball­room is the largest con­fer­ence fa­cil­ity in Athens with a ca­pac­ity of 2,000 pax.

The con­ven­tion pack­age of­fers per­son­alised ser­vice. There is a ded­i­cated key con­tact per­son who han­dles the plan­ning, or­gan­i­sa­tion and re­al­i­sa­tion, help­ing to en­sure that the event goes smoothly. The Eth­niki Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, the new­est meet­ing fa­cil­ity in Athens, is lo­cated ad­ja­cent to the ho­tel, oc­cu­py­ing a to­tal floor space of 1,700 sq m / 5,666 sq ft and is suit­able for all types of events.

Athens Le­dra Ho­tel

Lo­cated near pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tions, the Acrop­o­lis and the Plaka, the venue boasts a to­tal of 1,694 sq m / 18,236 sq ft of meet­ing space. This in­cludes the Grand Ball­room which can be di­vided into two sec­tions and the Aegean Ball­room which is can be di­vided into five sec­tions. For a bet­ter ser­vice for ban­quet func­tions or groups, an event man­ager is as­signed to han­dle all as­pects of the group’s re­quire­ments. The con­ven­tion pack­age in­cludes meals, au­dio-vis­ual needs and guest room pref­er­ences.

Over­look­ing the Aegean Sea, the re­sort can cater busi­ness events of any size, from five del­e­gates up to a large con­ven­tion as well.

Michael Chryso­choidis Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor & Founder ASIT-Greece

Be­low: Odeon of Herodes At­ti­cus, Athens

Above: In­te­ri­ors at Athenaeum In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel Above: In­te­ri­ors at Grand Re­sort Lag­o­nissi

Above: Meet­ing room, Grand Re­sort Lag­o­nissi

Rana Roy, Di­rec­tor-Mar­ket­ing & Re­la­tions-In­dia, Ana­to­lia

Splen­did In­com­ing Ser­vices (ASIT), said, “Athens has seen a marked growth in its MICE mar­ket from In­dia. The MICE travel

is one of the most po­ten­tial out­bound mar­kets to look out for this year. In the re­cent past, the MICE trend has been to ex­plore

the cul­tural her­itage of the des­ti­na­tions they visit. They pre­fer des­ti­na­tions that high­light his­tory, art and cul­ture or of­fer unique

ex­pe­ri­ences to in­dulge in. Greece has the right mix of ev­ery in­gre­di­ent that a time con­strained

MICE trav­eller would seek.

Above: Grand Re­sort Lag­o­nissi

Above: Pool­side view of

Athens Le­dra Ho­tel

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