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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 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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ATHENS FACT SHEET

Destination population:3,818,434
The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms:17,656
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels:176
The size of the largest hall in the city (in m2):13,050
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style (largest hall in the city)15,000
Banquet hall maximum capacity (largest hall in the city):9,500
The number of professional studios for digital and hybrid events:NA
Average internet speed when organising events (Mbps):12
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2022

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking 20223 / 4.98
ACI Airport Connectivity Index*6.404 / 5.00
Numbeo Quality of Life Index**147.33 / 2.98
Numbeo Safety Index***67.80 / 3.73
GDS IndexNA
Nomad List Overall Score4.37

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX AT: 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 an 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 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 2022 
Natural and cultural factors4.90
General and transport infrastructure4.75
Tourist infrastructure4.99
Meeting infrastructure5.00
Subjective grade4.93
Marketing Buzz4.94
ICCA index - worldwide ranking4.98
Numbeo Quality of life Index2.98
Numbeo Safety Index3.73
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5.00
Nomad List Overall Score4.37
FINAL GRADE4.62
6 YEARS RESULTS201720182019202020212022
FINAL GRADE4.414.514.504.534.534.62

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WHO TO CONTACT

ATHENS CONVENTION BUREAU
7 Filellinon, Syntagma 105 57
Athens, Greece
E: acvb@thisisathens.org
W: https://www.thisisathens.org/acvb/