CONCEPTOURS

Incentives, Meetings, Conferences, Product Launches, Special Themed Events & Functions, Gala dinners, Cruises, Special Interest Groups, FIT's, ConceptGifts, Team Building, etc.
THE DESTINATION & EVENTS MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF GREECE
Conceptours provides its clientele with preferential rates based on its purchasing power with hotels, cruises, venues, restaurants, entertainment, audio-visual & staging, transportation, top-notch licensed guide lecturers, etc. nationwide in Greece.

Conceptours was founded in 1977 is renowned as one of Greece's top Destination Management Companies specializing in the planning, designing and operation of creative itineraries for discerning FIT's as well as for incentive, conference, meeting and symposium groups. All requests are replied to in detail within 24 hours of receipt.

Conceptours have a proven track record for innovations and creativity and has received numerous awards of excellence including that the respected International Herald Tribune pronounced Conceptours the leading DMC in Greece.

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Opening of the new Acropolis Museum...

July 2009


Since its founding 32 years ago, Conceptours has pioneered several innovations for their incentive clientele. One of these innovations includes unique modes of transportation for city sightseeing tours and/or for transfers to/from venues.

The new Acropolis Museum

The New Acropolis Museum, which costs $200 million and sits near the base of the Acropolis with a direct view on the Parthenon, is one of the highest-profile cultural projects undertaken in Europe in this decade. It was inaugurated on Saturday June 20th, 2009. The public opening came a day after a lavish ceremony attended by foreign dignitaries including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura, and foreign heads of state and government.

The museum holds more than 4,000 ancient works, including some of the best surviving classical sculptures that once adorned the Acropolis. The new facility, 21,000 square meters (226,000 square feet) of glass and concrete, was designed by the New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi. The new Acropolis Museum is one of the largest in Europe and houses the archaeological findings related to the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon.

Three concepts turn the unusual constraints and circumstances of the museum into a simple and precise artistic context with the mathematical and conceptual clarity of ancient Greece. The Acropolis museum, with its exceptional and significant collection of classical Greek sculpture, is arguably one of the most advanced in the world. More than in any other museum in the world, the New Acropolis Museum makes careful use of natural light. As much as the daylight in Athens differs from that in other major museum cities, so does the light for the exhibition of sculptures differs from the light involved in displaying paintings or drawings. The museum not only houses a specific magnificent collection but is also pre-eminently a museum of ambient natural light, concerned with the optimal presentation of its sculptural objects.

The Acropolis Museum is open from 8:00am to 8:00pmdaily, except Mondays. Conceptours will feature the new Acropolis Museum with specially selected guide lecturers that will make Greece’s ancient history come alive to its guests.

Other Updates from Athens

The 5-star Athens Hilton Hotel recently added 16 new junior suites to its property, further enhancing the choices provided to its customers for a luxurious stay. The 16 “jewels” of the Athens Hilton were designed by the renowned Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis with comfort, luxury and elegance as reference points. It is not just the comfort of the 80 m2 (861 sq. ft) but also the details of Italian design that make a difference, such as the Flos lights, the B&B Italia couches, the FIAM tables and the handmade carpets made in Pakistan.

With the new “juniors”, the Hilton Athens has now 34 suites in total. The Athens Hilton has totally remodeled and refurbished the hotel in 2004 and its continuing major priority is to renew their facilities to constantly adapt their world class product to the needs of customers and the trade. The new suites meet the high demand for privileged stays and reflect the perfect minimal design that runs through the hotel.
 
Bicycling in Athens. A different way to see the glory of Athens... Ride through the paths of ancient Athens with professional guides to view ancient Greek temples, monuments, churches and other sites that are otherwise not as easily accessible.

Michelin Star Restaurant and Fine Dining. Although a good number of restaurants in Greece have earned their coveted Michelin stars, exquisite cuisine can also be experienced in neighborhood “tavernas”. Of importance to underline are the fine Greek wines. From the assiduous efforts of Greek vintners, Greek wines presented at international competitions have won significant world awards.

Gazi is the neighborhood surrounding this former 19th century foundry-turned-arts complex and has evolved into the place with the hippest restaurants, edgiest art galleries and trendiest nightclubs in Athens. The former Gas foundry’s smokestacks are now illuminated at night by red lights pointing the way to art shows, performances, concerts and happenings in the rapidly expanding nightlife scene growing up around it. The former foundry is now home to Technopolis that spreads in an area of about 30,000 m2 that Conceptours utilizes as a venue for its clientele’s gala events.

Conceptgifts, a division of Conceptours, currently offers a choice of over 200 items ideal for pillow gifts.

 

For updated productions and creative itineraries that will enhance your client’s program to Greece, please contact: Michael Argiri at greece@euromic.com

New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum

Athens Hilton Hotel

New Suites

Gazi Technopolis