Athens has been voted as one of the top European destinations for Conference Tourism and received the Certificate of Excellence in the Meetings Star 2018 awards that took place during the Conventa trade show. Hotels and congress venues in European cities are listed and rated during this event which has been established as a major and reliable institution in the field of conference tourism. It is organised annually in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Kongres Magazine in collaboration with Conventa trade show.
This award further strengthens the position of the Greek capital as one of the most popular urban destinations in Europe for any form of tourism. Athens offers 300 days of sunshine and it is a treasure trove of monuments and cultural assets. You will enjoy the variety of arts events and its vibrant nightlife. Access to the city’s long waterfront as well as to nearby islands is easy, prices for your stay, entertainment and buys are fair, the airport and other means of transport are efficient, international connections are very good and there are numerous new or refurbished conference venues, exhibition centres and cultural hubs for you to visit during your stay.
A recent survey conducted by Euromonitor International, a leading international provider on strategic market research, has demonstrated that Athens and Heraklion, Crete are standout performers in 2017 and the most popular European tourist destinations. The Greek capital has reached a record high in tourist arrivals that exceeded 5 million, denoting a 10% increase compared to 2016.