Greece is a place of culture, the arts and sciences. Its tradition of contribution to global cultural and scientific communities, combined with its outstanding natural beauty and excellent infrastructure, has made it an ideal place in which to hold conferences. Over 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.
Conference tourism is extremely interdependent: it requires of course a high level of background support from the host contry, and at the same time it can actively contribute to improving the overall standard of services in the region. It is logical that a destination 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 science
Greece 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.
Corfu stands out as the best choice
Corfu’s direct connections by air with many European cities and the regular daily shipping schedules linking the island with Italy (via Igoumenitsa), make distances negligible, and help to promote Corfu as the ideal location in which to hold a conference. Thus every year the island plays host to conferences, seminars, symposia and festivals, with, as their themes, science and technology, sociopolitics, philosophy, ecology, and cultural issues.
Modern and unexpectable venues are available, with the most up-to-date equipment and with flawless organization. A large number of the island’s hotels have turned their attention to this type of tourism, offering luxurious facilities at attractive rates. Factors playing an important role in the choice of Corfu include the proximity to the sea, the unique sites of beauty and interest, the easy access to the historic Old Town and the opportunities for exploring it, not forgetting the many possibilities for relaxed enjoyment of the many events and all kinds of entertainment. Compared to other, traditional destinations popular for incentive tourism, Corfu stands out as the best choice, compact, historic, human, novel.