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BRIDGING THE GAP

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

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 an attractive destination in its own, very special way. It is a unique combination of the old and the new, set in a spectacular Mediterranean landscape.

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MTLG INDEX / 2021 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 17,656
  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 176
  • Banquet hall maximum capacity: 9,500
  • The largest hall in the city (in m2): 13,050 m2
  • Destination population: 3,818,434
  • Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 15,000
  • Number of studios for digital and hybrid events NA
  • Average internet speed when organising event 12 Mbps
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2021

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings17 / 4.82
ACI Airport Connectivity Index*7.147 / 5.00
Numbeo Quality of Life Index**142,33 / 2.85
Numbeo Safety Index***67,80 / 3.18
Nomad List Overall Score3.74
Digital communication index80 / 3.95
Alexa ranking of website100 / 5.00

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX: https://kongres-magazine.eu/mtlg-meetologues-of-new-europe/


 

*ACI Europe Airport Connectivity (higher is better) is based on the SEO NetScan connectivity model, which measures airport connectivity in a more comprehensive way. It measures the number and quality of direct/non-stop connections as well as indirect connections via other airports. The NetScan model brings the most relevant connection components of every single market (frequency, travel time, connecting time) together into a single indicator: the Airport Connectivity Index. Find out more at www.aci-europe.org.

**NUMBEO Quality of Life Index (higher is better) is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula which takes into account purchasing power index (higher is better), pollution index (lower is better), house price to income ratio (lower is better), cost of living index (lower is better), safety index (higher is better), health care index (higher is better), traffic commute time index (lower is better) and climate index (higher is better). Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

***NUMBEO Safety Index (higher is better) is an estimation of the overall level of safety in a given city or a country. Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

MTLG CATEGORY

XL MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

ATHENS INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2021 
Natural and cultural factors4.90
General and transport infrastructure4.75
Tourist infrastructure4.98
Meeting infrastructure4.99
Subjective grade4.92
Marketing Buzz4.92
ICCA index - worldwide ranking4.82
Numbeo Quality of life Index2.85
Numbeo Safety Index3.18
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5.00
Nomad List Overall Score3.74
FINAL GRADE4.53
5 YEARS RESULTS20172018201920202021
FINAL GRADE4.414.514.504.534.53

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