MICEport DMC in Greece

Welcome to Greece! The roots of Western culture are in Greece. Step into the ring where Olympians first competed. Climb steps hewn out of stone to Meteora’s monasteries, perched atop towering rocks. Contemplate the oracle’s insights from the grandeur of Delphi, take in a starlit drama at an ancient outdoor theatre and be stunned by massive marble sculptures dredged up from the Aegean. But then you’ll encounter bold modern art, the melancholic throb of rembetika (blues songs) and artisans creating new work from traditional techniques.

Whether it is a highly active incentive or meeting or a leisurely program, Greece has what you want, wander along cobbled Byzantine footpaths, hike up volcanoes, watch for dolphins and sea turtles, and cycle through lush forests. Meander through olive groves, idyllic villages and petrified forests or  simply hop on a boat and set sail into the glittering blue beyond.

Meet the locals and local flavor, the core ingredients of Greek cooking are often found in the chef's garden. Feta and olive oil are universal across the country, but unique regional produce and cooking styles make Greece a culinary adventure. Taste herbs and mountain greens you've never heard of, mussels steamed in ouzo, bread baked with olives, and fish straight from the sea. Find Italian influences in risottos and pastas and Turkish spices woven into delicate sweets. A traditional-cooking renaissance has chefs lifting time-honored recipes to new gourmet heights.

Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest. The result is an unforgettable incentive or meeting.

Language

Greek is the official language of Greece, however English is widely spoken.

VAT and Tax Refunds

Travelers to Greece from outside the EU are not entitled to a reimbursement of V.A.T. (Value Added Tax) they pay on all purchases. 

Preferred DMCs

Click here for our preferred Greek DMC partner.

Currency

Greece's currency is the Euro €. Traveler’s checks are still accepted throughout the country in large shops, hotels, and restaurants, but credit cards and Euros are really the most acceptable way to pay for your purchases. ATMs are now very easy to find. The best exchange rates are often found with the use of credit or debit (ATM) cards. Therefore it is almost always smartest to use these rather than change your currency at a cambio (exchange bureau).  Greek banks are generally open from 8am to 2.30pm (Mon-Thu) and 8am-2pm Fri.  All banks are closed on holidays, which are frequent in Greece.

Opening Hours

Shops are open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday- Friday) and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Saturday). Supermarkets are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday- Friday) and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Saturday).

Electrical Current

In Greece the power sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Climate

Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. 

Due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea, there is great variation in Greece's climate. 

In summer, the dry hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the meltemi, while mountainous regions have generally lower temperatures.

The winters are mild in lowland areas, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, yet, mountains are usually snow-covered. Moreover, a common phenomenon is the occurrence of different climactic conditions during the same season (for instance, mild heat in coastal areas and cool temperatures in mountainous regions).

MICEport Greece Preferred DMC

 

Year Company Started  

1999

 

Destinations Served

Greece

 

Office Location

Athens

 

Number of Staff

7

 

Liability Insurance
Yes

Services Offered

  • Dynamic Incentive programs 

  • Corporate meetings 

  • Association conferences 

  • Special interest tours 

  • Alumni groups 

  • International meetings 

  • Product Launches 

Past Group Sizes

10 - 1,500 People

Contact in the USA and Canada

MICEport LLC inspireus@miceport.com

Contact Us for any further questions

 

MICEport's Other Destinations & DMCs

USA & Canada (215) 253-8924; UK (020) 8123 1924; Ireland (01) 254 9924

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