A historic city with excellent connectivity to the rest of the world and where you will find infrastructure befitting a major European capital, but with better weather and in a more interesting location. The Athens allure includes 300 days of sunshine a year, more than 30,000 hotel rooms in 439 hotels, 95,000 sq.m of conference space, 1,000+ restaurants and 200,000 flights per year. All major hotels in the city underwent a refurbishment for the 2004 Olympics.
Athens is also famous for its vibrant nightlife. There are plenty of options that will appeal to all tastes and lifestyles. The city offers a combination of quality services and facilities at very competitive prices. Accessibility is improving; Aegean Airlines, which acquired the state carrier Olympic, has introduced many new European flights to its overall route map.
A damaged image of Athens in the midst of the crisis has been improved by the active marketing of the destination, which has seen the return of quite a few reliable clients. However, despite becoming very good value, Athens did not become a fire-sale, with the city sticking to the normal European hotel and service prices. The Athens congress industry definitely has a clear vision and enough reserves of energy for a second break into the premier congress league, but for the moment it has been a little bit compromised by the crisis. Once this ends, Athens will be able to hit the heights once again.