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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The Beautification of Athens …

March 2003


The Beautification of Athens

With the 2004 Olympic Games just 17 months away (the opening ceremony is on August 13th, 2004), the city of Athens is already showing marked improvements, including but not limited to:

  • The new Metro system (inaugurated in 2001) not only has vastly improved the Athens traffic, but it is one of the most modern, efficient and spotless in the world.
  • New and efficient modern highways have significantly improved the city’s traffic conditions.
  • All Athens hotels have been refurbished significantly, but more important have been the total and complete renovations of the Athens Hilton and the perennial Grande Bretagne hotels, closed down for 18 months and just re-opened in shiny elegant splendor.
  • Highly improved and efficient port facilities that greatly facilitate the embarkation and disembarkation of Cruise vessels.
  • The Acropolis area has now become strictly pedestrians only, much to the appeal of visitors and natives alike.
  • The world-renowned Athens Archaeological Museum is closed to re-open in the spring of 2004 with new important exhibits from the glory that was (and continues to be...) Greece.
  • Super-fast ferryboats to whisk you to the furthermost island in half the time of conventional ships.
  • The new Athens international airport, declared one of the two best in Europe.
  • Increased daily air-schedules to & from most Greek islands -- and to & from every major European city, as well as North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Athens\' new Mayor (since January 2003), Mrs. Dora Bakoyanni, has pledged even more beautification of the city, which is already starting to be evident, whether elegant street lampposts, sidewalk railings, etc. … amongst other special touches.
  • Special performances of ancient Greek drama, concerts, opera, ballet, jazz, pop, with world-renowned artists are all part of the on-going Cultural Olympiad that visitors should not miss.



Dining in Athens can be a unique experience with its several cordon-bleu restaurants that are rated amongst the top in Europe, with fine international cuisine and delicate wines. Seafood restaurants serving fresh catch-of-the-day, and taverns specializing in home cooking continue to be favorites amongst visitors. Connoisseurs rate several Greek wines to be world-class.

Shopping in Athens is advantageous for visitors who realize that imported name-labels are less expensive in Greece than in other countries of the European Union. Shopping also includes jewelry, furs, shoes, liquor and the world\'s best virgin olive oil and pistachio nuts - amongst many other items.

Of importance to the travel trade is that Conceptours has discovered new venues to hold special functions for upscale incentive and conference clients. Such venues include the Achilleon Palace, the ex palace of Queen Elizabeth (better known as Sisi) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, wineries, stately mansions, museums... and the list grows constantly.

Certainly it is not only for such reasons that the respected International Herald Tribune named Conceptours THE Leading DMC in Greece, for Conceptours in its 25+ years of history is synonymous with value-for-money quality services.

Visitors to Greece will experience a new Athens, particularly with a creative itinerary specially designed by Conceptours.

Meeting Planners are cordially invited to place their requests to Mr. Byron Argiri at greece@euromic.com
Attikometro

Athens Hilton

Grande Bretagne Hotel

Archaelogical Museum

Athens Intl. Airport

Achilleon Palace