Conference tourism in Greece is a pretty challenging and developing tourism type in the country. A number of conferences, congresses, symposia and other events take place in various locations around Greece. Many of them are international conferences and attract participants and speakers from various countries. Some conferences take place repeatedly every year in specific places, while other events are sporadic.
Greece conference tourism is more active in spring and summer months, as many participants find it a good idea to combine a conference trip with holidays. If the conference is taking place in Athens or another mainland city, participants frequently hop to the islands before or after the event.
However, many such events also take place off season in Athens, Thessaloniki or another location. This is why conference tourism in Greece can give a great boost to year round tourism in the country and can support a stable and long-term development process.
Many conferences take place in congress centers that are found in the premises of an upscale hotel. Other events take place in congress centers that belong to the local municipality or to a private institution. Conferences are usually connected to the local character of a location. For example, Santorini is often the ground for a geological conference, whereas Alonissos is the ground for an ecological conference due to the local protection program for the Mediterranean sea monk.
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