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Why Plan a Company Retreat in Athens?

Here are our top reasons why you should host your next corporate retreat in Athens:

  • Walkable City-Centre: The city is very walkable and has great transit with scenery that will transport you back to ancient times
  • Famous Heritage Sites: Home to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Acropolis
  • Mix of City and Beach: It’s a fantastic mix of busy city center and beachside oasis
  • Close to Iconic Greek Islands: Just a ferry ride away from many stunning islands
  • The Food: Unlimited feta cheese!

As one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens usually falls on many bucket lists for plenty of reasons. Here are just a few facts why this ancient city is the perfect destination for fostering teamwork, rejuvenating spirits, and sparking innovation:

Quick Athens Facts
Best Suited For:
History & Food
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Nearest Airport
ATH (50 Minutes)
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Local Currency
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Top Corporate Retreat Venues in Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne

The breathtaking Hotel Grande Bretagne is the epitome of luxurious and refined accommodation. It has the feel of an ancient palace, making staying at this landmark a regal experience. A stunning corporate retreat venue in Athens, this 5-star property has plenty of amenities including a rooftop bar offering magnificent uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and Parliament.

Divani Caravel Hotel

This venue promises spectacular accommodation in an unbeatable location. Minutes away and mainly within walking distance from all major sightseeing points and museums, this is the ideal place where to start exploring the amazing city of Athens. These contemporary rooms are elegant, and spacious and even offer a pillow menu for your comfort.

Electra Palace Hotel Athens

This stately building exudes the charm of old Athens with a new contemporary take. Feel like a 21st-century Grecian God in the beautifully appointed rooms with marble-tiled bathrooms, plush duvets, jacuzzi bathtubs, custom furnishings, and all the modern-day amenities you would expect in an upscale hotel.

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How We Can Help Your Team in Athens

Hotel Accommodation
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Corporate Retreat Activities

Top Corporate Retreat Activities in Athens

Activities during your company retreat in Athens should seamlessly integrate work & leisure aspects while intensifying bonding between team members.

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Athens

In a city known for its history, make history! Whether it is which team won the company Olympics or who can dance like Zorba the Greek, the memories made here are sure to have your team reminiscing for years to come.

Open-Air Movie Night

On a warm Athenian night you may want to do as the Athenians do. Open-air cinema is an important part of Greek culture, with almost every neighbourhood hosting its own theatre. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a show under the stars on a private terrace that will be rented out for your exclusive use. After all, what could be better than popcorn, chilled beer and the Acropolis at night?

Mini Olympics

If you come to the birthplace of the Olympic games, you must give it a try! Split up into teams and choose a country to represent. Compete in a series of events that will test your team’s brains and brawn. Work together to win a tug of war, practice your precision skills shooting a crossbow, and steady your hands while playing giant Jenga. Winners get all the bragging rights! 

Athens Walking Tour

Live like an Athenian gives you the opportunity to experience Greek culture. With an English-speaking guide, you will walk through the streets of the Old Town Plaka, visit the monuments of different eras, and try delicious foods in order to better get to know one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. You will participate in a herbs and spices workshop, “Syrtaki” dance lessons, Greek coffee tasting, and so much more.

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Top Tips for a Company Retreat in Athens

Expert Advice for a Retreat in Athens

Planning a corporate retreat in Athens can be both exciting and overwhelming, but we are here to lend a hand! Here are some top planning tips to help you create lasting memories in this captivating city steeped in history and charm:

1. Visit in the Shoulder Months: Visit in the shoulder months (Spring or Autumn) to avoid large crowds and extreme heat. 

2. Plumbing Tips: Considering that it is a very old place with even older plumbing! It is important to let your guests know about the bathroom etiquette. 

3. Charter a Boat: Chartering a boat to a nearby island is a must to experience the sweet life on the Mediterranean. 

4. Take Your Time at Heritage Sites: Be sure to set aside about 3 hours to see all the archaeological sites. 

5. Explore the Neighborhoods: The Plaka is a great neighborhood to let your group break off and wander as it is mostly pedestrian only. 

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in Athens

Athens has established itself as a mainly safe destination. However, like any major city, it has its share of petty crime and scams. Stay vigilant in crowded areas, keep your belongings secure, and be cautious of pickpockets, particularly in tourist hotspots and on public transportation.

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FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

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