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CONCEPTOURS Greece, The DMC of Greece, was founded in 1977 and currently employs a full time multilingual professional staff of 14.
Conceptours is renowned as one of Greece's top Destination Management Companies specialising in the planning, designing and meticulous operation of major conferences, incentives, meetings, symposiums, and a distinct separate FIT department provides personalized services to leisure travellers.
Conceptours has received numerous awards of excellence including from major international travel trade associations and the Greek National Tourist Organisation. We are proud that the respected International Herald Tribune pronounced Conceptours as The Leading Destination Management Company in Greece.
Byron Argiri, founder of Conceptours, served as Chairman of ASTA International (American Society of Travel Agents, Washington DC), the Ethics committee of SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Executives, New York), Vice President of HATTA (Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies, Athens), the Tourism Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, has received the Crowned Golden Cross Medal bequeathed him by the Patriarch of Jerusalem Diodoros I, and was conferred the title of “Honorary Citizen of New Orleans”. He is also included in the “Who’s Who in the World” and the “Dictionary of International Biography” volumes.
Conceptours is a long time member in good standing of several trade-related Associations in the European Union and the USA.
During the Olympic Games held in Athens during August 2004, Conceptours was entrusted with the hospitality and transportation arrangements for Kodak, NBC, Sports Illustrated, France-TV, Meade-Westvaco, Nuance, Lloyd’s Bank, Osram, etc. amongst several other important Olympic sponsors and major corporations.
Conceptours' annual turnover is over three million Euros. References on Conceptours may be obtained from the Alpha Credit Bank, 14 Venizelou Street, Athens 10671. Additional references about Conceptours may also be obtained from the Greek National Tourist Organization and/or any major hotel or cruise line of Greece and/or any client that Conceptours has designed and operated Greece programmes for (see client list).
The Conceptours’ executive staff includes….
The birthplace of democracy, Athens offers visitors the benefits of two worlds; the strong echoes of the past are combined with the characteristics of the modern city. Athens is lively and vibrant from dusk till dawn, 24 hours a day.
Walking on the rock of Acropolis, with its breathtaking Parthenon (the peak of a man’s ability for architectural creation), the theatre of Dionysos and the wonderful Greek and Roman Agora, is an awesome experience which has kept on bringing travellers to Athens for more than two thousand years.
Although the islands have been an important part of Greece since ancient times, from the island that was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Rhodes, to Ithaca, famous home of Ulysses, hero of the Trojan War, today the Greek islands are more famous than ever. There are hundreds of Greek islands, each one uniquely different from its neighbour. From dry barren islands such as Kea to lush Greek islands such as Kerkyra. From holy islands like Patmos and Tinos to jet-set partying islands like Mykonos. And of course – Santorini. Fabled lost continent of Atlantis, the uniquely beautiful island is an unforgettable experience, with its sheer cliffs leading down to the sparkling waters of the Aegean. Within these beautiful islands, there is something for everyone.
Greece, a word that conjures up images of sparkling blue waters, sun drenched beaches, white-washed island houses, colourful sunsets and lazy afternoons. What better way to experience all that Greece has to offer than on a cruise?
A large number of cruises of varying duration from 1 to 14 days or more are available to select from. The variety of ports of call is endless, including not only Greece, but also Turkey, Egypt and Israel. A cruise is a superb way to see all these historical and exotic locations in minimal time.
(3 NIGHTS ATHENS)
Meet and greet at airport by Conceptours staff holding signs, just outside customs control from where they will be escorted to their waiting modern air-conditioned motorcoach. English speaking escorts will accompany them to their hotel.
Sky Cap: This porter service is available – two systems apply.
Alternative a: Each guest is given a pre-paid luggage cart on which to place their luggage and push outside to the waiting motor vehicle
Alternative b: Guests identify their luggage and hand them to the Sky Cap personnel who will place it all on large carts and transfer it for your guests to the waiting vehicle
Optional welcome enhancements
Standard welcome package: (including useful information booklet, map of Athens, day-by-day itinerary)
Executive welcome package: (including useful information booklet, map of Athens, day-by-day itinerary, Greek worry bead, company logo)
Electra Hotel (4 stars)
Located in the heart of Athens, 50 metres from Constitution Square, on the main shopping street of central Athens, the Electra Hotel offers a comfortable lobby, pleasant environment and 110 modern rooms complete with colour television, music channels, mini bar, hairdryers etc. The hotel’s restaurant is continuously open from 7.00 am through to 10.00 pm for the convenience of guests whilst room services is available 24 hours a day. Although this hotel does not feature a pool, guests are free to enjoy the pool at its sister hotel, the Electra Palace, a short walk away.
Athenian Callirhoe (5 stars)
The Athenian Callirhoe is an exclusive 5 star boutique hotel located in the heart of Athens. The hotel is easily accesible, just 100 metres from the Syngrou-Fix Metro Station and an easy 10 minute walk from Plaka, the old city quarters. All 84 guest rooms were designed having in mind the needs of our guests and include features such as all-natural white linens, natural feather duvets, design spotlights in the wardrobes, private safe deposit boxes to fit even a laptop, internet connection through wireless keyboard, Interactive satellite and pay-tv, soundproof windows and much more. "CHIC" bar and restaurant located on the ground floor is an upscale casual restaurant serving mediterranean fusion cuisine. During the summer months guest can enjoy the superb cuisine on the roof restaurant while admiring the breathtaking views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus.
Thalatta . . .
Gazi is now filled with the sea breeze coming from the small, chic and beautiful restaurant "Thalatta" (sea in Ancient Greek). The owner, Costas Triantafyllidis, after many years of work in the maritime industry, made his dream come true and brought the sea freshness into the center of Athens by opening a restaurant serving excellent seafood.
In the house at Vitonos Str., one can sense the warmth of the old Athenian ambience combined with modern decoration. "Thalatta" has two areas, which are neatly linked to one another. The cozy yard, filled with flowers, is open in the summer allowing the customer to admire the full summer, while in the winter it is turned into conservatory where one can enjoy the starlight Attica sky or the rain.
On the other hand, the main room decorated with wood and discrete industrial elements is friendly, simple and relaxed. Filled with the Greek colors of sea and sand, perfect to the last detail, it has a distinctive style.
Your guests are free to enjoy a leisurely full American buffet breakfast.
* AM Conference
* Evening Dinner
The Palia (meaning old) Taverna is perhaps Athens oldest and most established Taverna. Operating during the first modern Olympics (1896) the taverna played host to many of the organizers, dignitaries and Athletes of that milestone in Athletic history. Situated just behind the Olympic Stadium, the Palia taverna serves traditional Greek food indoors in winter, outdoors in summer. The decor is rustic in style. Two strolling musicians play Greek and international music.
Your guests are free to enjoy a leisurely full American buffet breakfast.
Winerary tasting & Tour (option A)
The old joke….first prize a bottle of Retsina, second prize two bottles of Retsina – no longer applies. Certainly an acquired taste, Retsina used to be the main bottled wine of Greece. But those days are long gone. Greece, now produces are large quantity and variety of excellent wines, exported all over the world. Greek wines have in fact won a number of international awards.
Our tour will take you into one of the wine growing districts of Greece, to see a modern winery. The tour will include wine tasting. Depending on the winery and region selected, after the tour, stop in a local restaurant or small village taverna for a very typical Greek meal.
Go-Carts (option B)
A wonderful fun day outdoors, this day can be organized in any number of ways. First, just let them loose, go-carts available for people to get in and out of. Or, you may prefer to have your own formula 1 event individually or in teams, with lap times, pit stops and champagne shower by the winner. BBQ lunch at the center.
Athens Market – Wake up with the City (option C)
You’ve been on the city tour, learned some of the history, seen the sites, but what is Greece and their people really like. Experience some of that life, with one of the most basic of routines; early morning produce shopping and breakfast.
Drive to the centre of Athens for a walk through the lively fish/meat & produce markets. Here the stall-holders loudly offer their wares to the passing shoppers. Various meats and seafood are spread across benches for selection. Across the road, the produce market offers fresh vegetables and fruit temptingly displayed and a little further the old warehouse style stores containing barrel upon barrel of any variety of olive. Guests are free to shop, many selecting purchase spices and mountain teas or herbs to take back home with them.
Tucked away in a corner of the meat market are 3-4 traditional 24 hour eateries. Here the market diners are at their liveliest in the wee small hours of the morning - especially on Saturdays when the crowd is a cross-section of Athenians, from society matrons in furs on their way home from the bouzoukia (night clubs) to workmen grabbing a quick breakfast on their way home. Shoppers, stall-holders and street workers all mix comfortably in this small extremely non-pretentious eatery with its glaring fluorescent lights, plastic table cloths and large neon signs.
Traditionally, workers, or those trying to avoid a heavy hangover, will eat “patsa” (tripe soup) and it is for this dish that the restaurants are more popularly frequented. However a very large number of other entrees are offered, served from large metal containers on a steam table in full view, in classic Greek taverns style.
A highly recommended function for a “fun” night. As the name suggests, the original building once housed livestock. Now superbly renovated and extended, its courtyard surrounded by trees and local flora, the Old Stables with its charming rustic atmosphere offers the patron a taste of the Greek countryside, cuisine and entertainment. Departing the hotel at 8.00pm, guests are driven by escorted deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach to Koropi, a small village 30 minutes drive from Athens in the heart of the Attica vineyards.
Greeted by colourful costume clad men and women, guests are offered a glass of Ouzo (a local anisette type drink) and a country sausage on a skewer which they heat on giant barbecues. On other large spits lambs and sucking pigs are being cooked. Guests then proceed to the dining and show area (outdoors from mid-May through September, indoors other months).
Your guests are free to enjoy a leisurely full American buffet breakfast.
ATHENS & SURROUNDING
In ancient Greek mythology, it is believed that each of the gods protected a part of Greece. Athena, daughter of Zeus, desired Attica, the area around Athens, forming the prefecture of Attica. The city of Athens took its name after her.
It was about 500 BC that Athens saw the rising of its Age, the most celebrated period of its history, called the "Golden Ages". The most significant places of visit are:
Athens Tour featuring the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum (Duration 4 hours approximately)
A must for any visitor to Athens, this tour is a superb introduction to the history and culture of this magnificent country. Drive past the neo-classical buildings of the Academy, the University and the National Library, and on to Omonia Square before moving on to Syntagma or “Constitution Square”(the heart of central Athens). Opposite is the Parliament building, thus the square’s name, where the National Guards (Evzones) in their colourful uniform skirts and pompom shoes, guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See the Pan-Athenian Stadium, the all-white marble stadium where history was made as the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Nearby the Temple of Zeus is separated from modern Athens by the tall stone structure Hadrian’s Arch. Also view the Pnyx (the meeting place for the Assembly of the ancient city of Athens), the Theseum and the Agora with the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. Then, on to the Acropolis, at the base of which stand the ancient theatres of Dionysos, and the Odeon of Herodos Atticus. Opposite is Philopapos Hill offering a magnificent panoramic view of Athens. The highlight is the visit to the Acropolis. This comprehensive visit will reveal to you the splendour and timeless beauty of the Parthenon as well as its other monuments including the Propylaea, the Temple of Wingless victory, and the Erectheum. A visit to the Acropolis Museum is included.
Then on to the National Archaeological Museum considered one of the world’s best museums, to view the unique collection of pottery, bronze jewellery and sculptures from the midst of prehistory to the end of antiquity. Features are numerous and include the superb frescoes from Santorini, but indeed the grandiose Statue of Zeus stands out.
Athens Tour and lunch in the shadow of the Parthenon (Duration 5½ hours approximately)
Any of the above tours can be enhanced by the inclusion of lunch at the Dionyssos restaurant in the shadow of the Acropolis. The restaurant is renowned for its food and its unsurpassed view of the Acropolis highlighted by the Parthenon. A number of menus at various prices are available.
Note: Adding the lunch to the city tour which includes both the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum will result in a full day tour - description under Full Day tour section.
Cape Sounion Tour and Dinner by Neptune's Temple (Duration 5½ hours approximately)
A leisurely afternoon tour combining dinner by the seaside. Leave the hustle and bustle of Athens behind for a relaxing and scenic drive along the coast of the world famous Aegean. View the splendid beaches and seaside resorts of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Lagonissi and Anavissos as well as dozens of natural bays, to Sounion (a fashionable resort) to visit the Temple of Poseidon, ancient God of the Seas, perched high on the cliff. The peninsular on which the temple is situated offers a unique view of the Saronic Gulf. Being there at the right time will enable you to view one of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen. Enjoy a four course dinner at either the Cape Sounion Beach hotel, or a typical Greek taverna in Sounion.
Corinth (Duration 4½ hours approximately)
Corinth, one of Greece’s most important ancient cities, is situated in the southern portion of Greece known as the Peloponese. The drive to Corinth will take you well out of Athens and indeed Attica travelling along the seaside highway past the Scaramanga ship building yards, viewing the isles of the Saronic Gulf. A short stop at the Corinth Canal will give you the opportunity to view and photograph its architectural splendour. This man made canal was built to join the Aegean with the Ionian seas. It was built on the same location where the ancient mariners dragged their ships across the land, thus avoiding the lengthy trip around the Peloponese. Then on for a visit of Ancient Corinth, the Temple of Apollo and the museum. To interested parties, a visit can also be made (at a supplement) to the Byzantine monastery of Dafni and to Eleusis, the centre of Eleusinian mysteries.
Athens City tour featuring the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis (Duration 6 hours approximately)
Drive past the neo-classical buildings of the Academy, the University, and the National Library, and on to Omonia Square before moving on to Syntagma or “Constitution Square” (the heart of central Athens). Opposite is the Parliament building, where the National Guards (Evzones) in their colourful uniform skirts and pompom shoes, guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See the Pan-Athenian Stadium, the all white marble stadium where history was made as the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Nearby the Temple of Zeus is separated from modern Athens by the tall stone structure Hadrian’s Arch. Also view the Theseum and the Agora with the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. Next visit the National Archaeological Museum considered one of the world’s best museums, to view the unique collection of pottery, bronze jewellery and sculptures from the midst of prehistory to the end of antiquity. Features are numerous, and include the superb frescoes from Santorini, but indeed the grandiose Statue of Zeus stands out. From here a short drive to the to the Dionyssos restaurant in the shadow of the Parthenon. The restaurant is renowned for its food, service and its unsurpassed view of the Acropolis highlighted by the Parthenon.
After lunch, continue the sightseeing tour to the Acropolis. This comprehensive visit will reveal to you the splendour and timeless beauty of the Parthenon as well as its other monuments including the Propylaea, the Temple of Wingless Victory, and the Erectheum. A visit to the Acropolis Museum is included.
Corinth (Duration 6½ hours approximately)
Corinth, one of Greece’s most important ancient cities is situated in the southern portion of Greece known as the Peloponese. The drive to Corinth will take you well out of Athens and indeed Attica travelling along the seaside highway past the Scaramanga ship building yards, viewing the isles of the Saronic Gulf. A short stop at the Corinth or Isthma Canal will give you the opportunity to view and photograph its architectural splendour. This man-made canal was built to join the Aegean with the Ionian seas thus avoiding the lengthy trip around the Peloponese. It was built on the same location that the ancient mariners dragged their ships across the land to achieve the same thing. The bridge over the canal connects mainland Greece or Attica with the Peloponese. Then on for a visit of Ancient Corinth, the ruins of which include the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, a theatre and the Roman Odeon. Next visit the museum where on display are finds from the pre-historic settlements which had existed in the Corinth district, consisting mainly of tools, pottery, weapons and ornaments. Noteworthy also are the so-called early Corinthian vases. One of the more complete sets is that of Roman portrait statues. To interested parties, a visit can also be made (at a supplement) to the Byzantine monastery of Dafni and to Eleusis, the centre of Eleusinian mysteries.
During the tour, lunch will be served at one of the area’s better restaurants or taverna.
Delphi (Duration 10 hours approximately)
Central Greece or “Sterea Ellada” to the Greeks, north-east of Attica and Athens, is one of the most mountainous. In winter locals and visitors alike head to one of its ski-resorts to enjoy not only the sport but the breathtaking scenery. It is in this region that Delphi is situated. Drive along the National highway, past Thebes, Levadia and the typical village of Arachova; a mountain town with an intensely traditional flavour and picturesque houses. A short stop to enjoy this quaint town is included. Then on to Delphi. The ancient site here is one of the most popular spots for visitors to Greece. The sanctuary, one of the oldest in Greece, became famous for its oracle. Here can be seen the remains of the stadium where the Pytheian Games were held, the Gymnasium, and the Temple of Apollo located at the end of the Sacred Way which was lined by elegant buildings such as Treasuries, Arcades and the Stoa of the Athenians. A visit to the museum to see the finds excavated from the site is included. Exhibits include metopes and friezes from the Treasuries, and unique sculptures including the twins Kouri and the famous charioteer statue. Four course lunch will be served at a restaurant in or near Delphi. A visit to the Byzantine Monastery of Ossios Loukas can be arranged at a supplement. This involves a slight detour from the main route.
Argolis-Corinth, Mycanae and Epidauras (Duration about 10 hours)
The Peloponese area of Greece is literally a treasure-trove of ancient monuments, archaeological sites, and historical milestones. Within the Peloponese are located the ancient cities of Olympia, Sparta, Argos, Mycenae and Nauplia. Argolis occupies the north-east region of the Peloponese. It is a mountainous area surrounded on three sides by coastline. The Argolis region houses the ancient cities of Argos, Mycena, Nauplia and Epidaurus. On leaving Athens, drive along the seaside highway past the Scaramanga ship-building yards, viewing the isles of the Saronic Gulf to Corinth. A short photo stop to view the architectural splendour of the Corinth Canal then on for a visit of Ancient Corinth, which includes the Temple of Apollo and the museum. Continue on to Mycenae visiting the Lionesses Gate, the tombs of Agamemnon (leader of the Greeks in the Trojan war) and Clytemnistra, the Palace, etc. Four course lunch will be served at a taverna in Mycenae or Nauplia. After lunch drive through Argos, one of Greece’s most important ancient cities and inhabited since prehistoric times. Continue to Nauplia, the beautiful waterfront city which became the capital of Greece for a short time after the War of Independence in the early 19th century, and then on to Epidaurus to visit the remains of the most important sanctuary erected in the 4th century BC as well as the world-famous ancient and best preserved theatre in Greece capable of seating some 15,000 people, and boasting amazing acoustics. A visit to the museum which exhibits many of the medical and surgical instruments as well as many inscriptions of prescriptions for medicines and descriptions of cures found on the archaeological site.
Marathon and Sounion (Duration about 7 hours)
The valley of Marathon is today most known to the world for having given its name to long distance events. It was from here in ancient times, during the war between Greece and Persia, that the soldier in full armour ran from Marathon to Athens, a distance of 42kms, to deliver the message that Greece had won. On arriving in Athens, he uttered the word victory to the waiting masses and collapsed, dying of exhaustion. The drive to Marathon will take us through some of the more elite residential suburbs of Psychico, Filothei Kifissia, Ekali, and Dionysos offering a panoramic view, as well as the sea side resort of Nea Makri. On arrival in Marathon, visit the site of the famous battle of marathon. Then continue through the Attica plain, with its reputed vineyards, via several small towns including Markopoulos and the port town of Lavrion to Sounion. A four course lunch will be served at one of Sounion’s tavernas. After lunch visit the Temple of Poseidon, God of the Seas, perched high on the cliff. The peninsular on which the temple is situated offers a unique view of the Saronic Gulf. The relaxing return drive to Athens will be along the sea coast viewing the splendid beaches of the Aegean coast and the resorts of Legrena, Anavissos, Saronis, Lagonissi, Varkissa, Vouliagmeni, etc.
ONE DAY 3 ISLAND CRUISE .... AEGINA, POROS, HYDRA (Duration 11 hours approximately)
A trip to the magnificent Greek islands is a must for visitors to Greece, with this one day cruise which includes three different islands and operates daily, 365 days a year. This cruise is also ideal for those whose time in Greece is limited but who wish to include a cruise to the islands in their itinerary. Only the best quality vessels are booked (such as currently the Hermes, the Aegean Glory, and the Giorgis). Depart the hotel for Paeleon Faliron pier from where your sleek cruise vessel sails to Aegina, once an ancient commercial port and the first capital of modern Greece but today more famous for its pistachio nuts. An optional excursion to the Temple of Aphaia is available. Next port of call is the island of Poros with its enchanting little harbour, pleasant landscape, and elegant neoclassical houses. Then on to Hydra an island that has captured every artist’s delight with its quaint waterfront cafes, good shopping and no motor vehicles. You may wish to take the opportunity to swim in the limpid blue waters of Hydra. This cruise includes a buffet lunch. Sail back to Paleon Faliron pier.
Note: The sequence of the itinerary may differ.
The charter of these fine vessels (ranging in passenger capacity from 200 to 700) is possible for a full day’s cruise.
As an alternative to the usual buffet lunch served aboard, we recommend instead lunch in one of the quaint tavernas on the islands.
Half Day Tours
Achilleon Palace and Corfu town
Achilleon Palace and Corfu town with carriage ride
Half day boat trip and Corfu town
Full Day Tours
Achilleon & Paleokastritsa
Boat trip to Kassiopi
Grand island tour - Paleokastritsa - Kassiopi Albania
Half Day Tours
Rhodes City tour
Full Day Tours
Half Day Tours
Palace of Knossos Tour
Palace of Knossos & Archaeological MuseumTour
Full Day Tours
Exploring Crete Tour
A very successful function we organize on Mykonos is a Street Party. Held in Alefkandra Square, located under the island’s famous windmills and overlooking the sea from where guests will view one of the most beautiful sunsets. We adorn the square (which also houses 2 churches) with garland colour lamps and add such props as a local fisherman weaving his nets (he is very picturesque and has acted in every movie that has been shot on Mykonos), a donkey carrying large baskets of flowers or fruit, and the island’s mascot; Peter the Pelican as the “guest of honour” to greet our guests. The function commences around 7.30pm, after guests have had enough time to wander through the labyrinthe of shop lined streets in Mykonos. Guests walk to Alefkandra Square (a 5 minute walk through the shopping area) which is flanked on one side by two churches and on the opposite side by the resplendent setting sun. A bar station or stations will have been set up as well as a buffet of rich local dishes, lobster, shrimps, chicken, veal, suckling pig, rice stuffed vine leaves and tomatoes, as well as various desserts, including fresh fruits, and sweets. The area will include enough tables and taverna chairs for everyone. The scene is now set. A few “local patrons” (the musicians) are seated at a centre table (enjoying wine and food). As they become merry they begin to play. The dancers will then get up and dance, some having mingled with the crowd, encouraging guests to join in on the merriment, Mykonos-style.
On the Beach
This event is totally different from any other. Conceptours may, upon a client’s request, organise several different events on the beach in Athens or Greek Islands, so as to enjoy the spectacular and unique Greek sun and sea.
* Beach Barbecue
* Mini Olympics – Beach and water sports
* Wine festival
* Gala Evening with Entertainment – Toga Party
Treasure Hunt in Plaka
In Plaka, the folk quarters of old Athens City, adventure takes place. Wander around the narrow almost labyrintic streets and pathways of Plaka, pass through the famous Flea Market in Monastiraki and end up…???
Pirate teams unite to find a series of clues, solve a number of riddles and discover maps leading to a buried treasure. But, it is not as easy as it seems. Pirate teams must also answer questions on the Greek history, mythology and life. There are no losers; the real treasure is a Greek Feast with ouzo and mezes (Greek tidbits) in a local "ouzeri" under the shadow of the eternal Parthenon.
Give each group member a day that will never be forgotten. A Marathon Run can be arranged from 1km to 5kms. Starting from the exact spot where the illustrious soldier, named Fidipides, began his 42 km run to Athens to report the victory of the Athenian Army against the Persian invasion in 490 BC, your group will have the chance to experience the ancient Greek spirit.
Fireworks over the Volcano
What better location for the excitement and splendor of a fireworks display than Santorini. Whether your guests are enjoying cocktails or dinner in a cliff top restaurant in Fira or on a cruise vessel, having been called on deck for a special surprise, the sight of Santorini’s volcano erupting in a continual explosion of colour will remain in their memory for an eternity.
The best way to see all this island has to offer is of course to leave the usual tours and get off the beaten track by car. A car rally will lead your people to the more interesting and historical spots whilst adding fun and interest. In pre-determined teams of 4, groups are given a rally kit which includes a scavenger collection bag, questionnaires, pencils, checkpoint cards, emergency contact envelope and more. The route is designed to take them all across the island to visit spots that most tourists don’t get to see as well as to get them to get out of the car as much as possible for the collection of necessary scavenger items. Checkpoints throughout the rally will keep track of all participants. The degree of activity and difficulty can be increased by the inclusion of trivia questions whilst at the various checkpoints throughout the rally and fun competitions earning bonus points can be included. Lunch and refreshment included at various checkpoints. For organizers who prefer the car rally to the usual tour, but don’t want their guests to miss out on the historical knowledge of the island, guides can be located at the checkpoints as part of the rally to lecture accordingly. Results and award presentations can be arranged at the next group dinner. A number of car rally options are available to select from, from simple half day to more complex full day rallies to suit any requirement
Greece has a modern conference infrastructure in conference centres and hotels throughout the country. The conference centres cater to the most demanding organiser, with the ability to combine the use of modern conference equipment and infrastructure with culture and natural beauty, at a destination of high specifications.
ATHENS & SUBURBS
Peace & Friendship Conference Centre - Conference facilities from 80 up to 14,690 people
Megaron: The Athens Concert Hall - Conference facilities for up to 450 people in the main concert hall (Theatre style)
Athens College Theatre (Auditorium) - Conference facilities for up to 830 people (Theatre style)
Zappion Conference Centre - Conference facilities for up to 600 people
Aegli Conference Centre - Conference facilities from 60 up to 600 people
Eugenides Foundation Conference Centre - Conference facilities up to 400 people
Helexpo Exhibition & Conference Centre - Conference facilities up to 400 people
Hellenic War Museum - Conference facilities up to 400 people
Athens Golf Club - Conference facilities up to 450 people
Helexpo Exhibition & Conference Centre - Conference facilities up to 2000 people
Rodos Palace - Conference facilities for up to 1200 people
Rodos Hilton - Conference facilities for up to 800 people
Sofitel Capsis Rhodes - Conference facilities for up to 400 people
Aldemar Paradise Royal Mare - Conference facilities for up to 650 people
Creta Maris - Conference facilities for up to 800 people
Capsis Beach Hotel - Conference facilities for up to 1200 people
Aldermar Knossos Royal Village - Conference facilities for up to 800 people
Neptune Hotels - Conference facilities for up to 650 people
Kipriotis Village - Conference facilities for up to 2000 people
Facilities for conferences and meetings also available in Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Kalamata, Patras and other cities in Greece.
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