Greece; a country of art and scienceOver the last few years, Greece has more and more frequently welcomed people of letters, sciences and the arts, who have participated in symposia, conferences and exhibitions. Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, one of the most modern airports in the world in operation since 2001, greatly boosted the organization of international conferences.
Conference tourism is extremely interdependent: it requires of course a high level of background support from the host country, and at the same time it can actively contribute to improving the overall standard of services in the region. It is logical that a country chosen as a conference location should be involved in the cultural ‘product’, giving the public, both residents and visitors, the chance to experience human achievement and innovative thought.
The Greece of the pre-Socratic philosophers, of the great poets, of Pheidias the sculptor and Asclepius the physician, extends its hospitality and its warmest welcome, honouring people of intellect and creativity, commerce and scientific progress.
Scientific conferences in the land that gave birth to scienceGreece has a large number of esteemed scientists, both here in the country and abroad. Greek scientists, with their inventions, innovations and research work, play a leading part in the international scientific community.
Numerous important scientific conferences take place in Greece, reflecting the significance the country places on innovative science. Medical, architectural, natural and humanistic scientific conferences enrich Greece’s cultural life, and at the same time give participants the opportunity to experience the cradle of science.
Prestigious exhibitions at the crossroads of nationsGreece is situated at the heart of the Mediterranean, in close proximity to many nations. Major trade exhibitions, such as the Thessaloniki International Fair, are institutions whose prestige has gained them a significant place in the global market. Special exhibitions on architecture, building, hi-tech products, sustainable economy and development, and on many other subjects are held all year round in many parts of the country, attracting both professionals from all over the world and the public. The expertise and efficiency of Greek organizers ensures that the excellent presentation of products, techniques and support structures, at a reception level, guarantee participants a productive and unforgettable stay.
In the aftermath of Sikelianos’ Delphic FestivalsEvents in Greece involving poetry and more generally speaking, the literary adventure, can be traced far back in time. It goes without saying that a country that has borne so many great poets, from ancient Alkmanas to modern-day Elytis, has played a leading role in the world of letters.
Exquisite, emblematic locations, like Delphi in Central Greece and Arcadia in the Peloponnese, frequently host symposia and seminars on poetry, literature and modern prose writing, as well as tributes to great writers, both Greek and foreign.
Major universities, like those of Thessaloniki, the Aegean Islands, Athens, Ioannina, cooperate with corresponding institutions abroad to organize notable conferences that promote cultural contact between men, while at the same time giving participants and the public the chance to get to know beautiful Greece.