Your Local DMC in Greece
Welcome to Greece.
FOR YOUR MEETINGS, INCENTIVE, CONFERENCE AND EVENT
Greece is so much more than what we were taught at school and what we have seen in photos! Rugged mountains, exotic, golden, sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters, exquisite sunsets, green valleys, quiet lakes and lush forests – Greece has it all! In a crossroad of colours and cultures, you feel the strength of History and the warmth of hospitality in country with a uniquely affluent historical past, whose people, do not rest on their laurels and are not stuck in that past.
Greece is a country of beautiful contradictions, a constant journey in time, from the present to the past and back again.
The islands are a key part of Greece’s morphology, culture and tradition. The Greek Archipelago offers a highly diversified landscape: beaches stretching over many kilometers, sheltered bays and coves, sandy beaches with sand-dunes, pebble beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and dark colored sand typical of volcanic soil and coastal wetlands. Greek islands are in fact heaven on the earth!
The overwhelming hospitality of Greeks is incompatibl. Greeks are extremely generous when inviting others; they exchange a lot of gifts and pride themselves on FILOXENIA and FILOTIMO; a concept to connote friendliness & hospitality. You will feel the joy of meeting Greeks, who will always appreciate your presence. Hospitality does not only exist in Greek homes but everywhere you go!
Founded in 1977 and with a dedicated team of 15 industry professionals, it specializes in the planning, designing and meticulous operation of major conferences, incentives, meetings, symposiums and is recognized as one of Greece’s top DMCs
Specialisms: Incentives Events. ASTA, HATTA, SITE.
Why This DMC?
I was born into the industry – ever since my father started the company in 1977. From my teenage years, I loved helping in the office and outside in operations. This became my love and passion…..along with long distance running.!
A true professional, very detail oriented, responded very quickly and produced solutions to every request. She is very positive and very proactive. We worked extremely well as a team to operate a very successful program.
Why choose Greece – Why choose Sensational Islands
THE POWER OF OUR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
Close your eyes and imagine… Conceptours will stretch the imagination of even the most inspired client!
Conceptours has been serving the travel trade exclusively for over 40 years, specializing in providing services to incentive users, conventions, meetings, special interest groups and discriminating FITs. Conceptours knows that its service and performance are a direct reflection on you: because your reputation is so valuable, we treat it as if it was our own!
To Conceptours “SERVICE” means the performance, accuracy, creativity and dependability of a world-class agency dedicated to you and your clients’ needs.
We know what gets asked a lot about bringing groups to Greece. Here’s our fast track answers, so you know.
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures, and a limited amount of rainfall. The sun is shining over Greece all year round. The climate is one of the best in Europe, with mild winters and very hot summers, ideal for tourism. So, you can Visit Greece whenever you like and it’s convenient to you to discover its history and culture and visit its beauties!
If you want to travel to the Greek islands in order to avoid the tourist-packed high season or/and the summer heat, you are advised to visit in autumn, September to mid-October, or spring and early summer, mid-April to end May.
Greece is a European Union member; euros have been the official currency of Greece since 2001. Having some euros in your pocket when you arrive can give you peace of mind for the start of your trip. Banks will have the best exchange rates but your best bet in getting local currency is to use your debit card via ATMs located everywhere throughout Greece.
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.
Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined the Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Greece. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Greece, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website and find out whether you require a Visa. Note: During your stay in Greece, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.
Although the official language is Greek, a large majority of people in the tourist industry speaks English. English is also part of the standard school curriculum, therefore, most Greek’s will have a good command of the English language as well as a few other languages as well (ex. French, German, Italian etc.).
Greeks are friendly people who are always eager to help, so you don’t have to worry!
Street signs in the cities are typically bilingual, but if you’re heading further afield, it’s worth learning the Greek alphabet as well, to help you navigate.
Greece is considered one of the safest destination countries in the world! Travelers are, of course, advised to use the normal precautions that they would in any other European country: be cautious of pickpockets and never keep money or valuables in your back pocket. Also, be aware of transfer scams, particularly from the port of Piraeus or the airport, so be sure to only use licensed services.