The rich cultural and historical heritage of the country in conjunction with its powerful geographical location between Asia, Africa and Europe makes Greece one of the most ideal destinations for business including events of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. The organization of a conference in a country that flourished in the letters and sciences and was the cradle of western civilization, the birthplace of democracy and drama, the place where mathematics and medicine were developed and laid to the foundations for the physical sciences, indeed will have a significant character and historical importance. Blessed from the diversity and beauty of landscapes and perfect Mediterranean climate conditions, Greece can accommodate world-class conference tourism and incentive travels. 2004 Olympic Games have left an ever-lasting legacy to Greece in terms of infrastructure and fame filled with luxurious hotels and state-of-the-art facilities for experienced professionals. Whether by air, land or sea, Greece is easily accessible. In fact, the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos has been characterized as one of the most modern airports in the world, which has greatly enhanced the organization of international conferences, conventions and exhibitions. The tradition of philoxenia, an inextricable part of the hospitality tradition in Greece that continues up until today from the times of Homer, gives another strong touch to the dynamic profile of the country. If you desire to combine beauty, business, hospitality, luxury facilities, pleasure with the latest communication technologies and a safe environment, Greece has it for you! Combining excellent conference services with unique archaeological sites and museums, nightlife and shopping amenities, Greece offers more than fifty independent conference centers with extensive facilities. Favorable destinations for conferences in Greece include the cities of Athens, Halkidiki and Thessaloniki along with the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini and Skiathos. Conventions and Visitors Bureaus operate in the cities of Athens, Kalamata and Thessaloniki.