Syngrou avenue connects Athens’ city centre with Piraeus and the south suburbs. Andianos Gate “works” both ways as a gate to the city centre and also as a gate to Syngrou avenue which is the city’s exit to the sea. Is a highway with 4 lanes for each direction and it’s only 5 km long but has many sideways and underpasses for the public. Syngrou avenue is an interesting commercial, business and cultural centre. Many international hotel brands operate in the area (Intercontinental, Marriott, Metropolitan), international companies house their offices, the new National Museum of Contemporary Art is constructed, the Cultural Centre “Stegi” of Onassis Foundation operates there, also Planetarium of Eugenides Foundation and Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre. The Syngrou Avenue complex will be at its best in 2015 when the new Opera House, the new National Library and a metropolitan park area will be completed, funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
ACCESS – TRANSPORT
Syngrou avenue is a main road of Athens (connecting city centre with the coastal area) thus the access is easy by private cars, Taxis, busses, TRAM and METRO line (up to Syngrou-Fix metro station). Syngrou avenue leads both to Athens Riviera and Piraeus Port (the biggest in the country).
INFRASTRUCTURE ( HOTELS-CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION CENTRES)
Syngrou area gathers both small and large hotel units which can guarantee well-organised events. Meetings, conferences, incentives of any scale can be hosted in every hotel separately or in combinations with different hotels, due to the proximity of the units. State-of-the-art technological equipment and specialised staff ensure the success of any high quality event. Hotels excel in quality in terms of catering, business lunches, dinners, cocktails offered in stylish halls, restaurants and roof-gardens with breathtaking view and prepared by awarded chefs.
More information and details about the special characteristics of each hotel you can see: sections “BE A PART – Conference & Events at Hotels”, “STAY” & “TO DO”)
More Conference – Exhibition Centres
- Ethniki Conference Centre
With total surface 1.700sq.m can host up to 600 conference participants. Allocates functional spaces with technological efficiency designed by the famous Italian architect Mario Botta.
- Planetarium – Eugenides Foundation
High quality multiplex with hosting capacity of 400 conference participants. Mostly organises Greek and International scientific and professional congresses. The multi-venue facilities and technological infrastructure are complemented by comprehensive conference services, guaranteeing the success of any event. www.eugenfound.edu.gr
- Stegi – Onassis Cultural Centre
Multiple spaces and halls form a total of internal surface of 18.000sq.m which are spread over 7 floors and 9 underground levels. Has the capacity of holding conferences, corporate events and meetings for 880, 220, 100 participants. It also makes its well-appointed café, bar and restaurant available for professional dinners and other corporate events. www.sgt.gr
- O.L.P. – Exhibition Centre
Exhibition centre of Piraeus Port Organisation is one of the most well-known and efficient exhibition centres of Attica basin with hundreds of national and international fairs on its history. Various indoor spaces with total surface over 10.000sq.m and 700 parking lots is consisted as a reliable choice in Piraeus area (next to the commercial port and the cruise-boats premises). OLP is accessible by METRO, busses, TAXI. www.olp.gr
- S.E.F. Stadium – Exhibition Centre
S.E.F. Stadium ( aka Piece and Friendship Stadium) allocates spacious areas for quality professional and commercial exhibitions. Is located 4km away from Piraeus Port, 10km away from Athens city centre, 24km from “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport. Can be easily accessed by METRO, busses and TAXI.
AREA CHARACTERISTICS – SIGHTS – MARKETS
As already said Syngrou area offers the visitor easy access either to the centre of Athens or the south suburbs-coastal zone and Piraeus as well. Having this area as a base you can form a full service business travel package and a conference travel program.
* Syngrou avenue’s proximity to Piraeus port makes the area ideal for combined trips to Argosaronic islands (Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses), mini cruises and sailing.
* Piraeus area, like the coastal zone, has its own marinas (Mikrolimano, Zea, Pasalimani) with various choices on restaurants, traditional taverns and bars, apart from nautical tourism companies.
* With Athens’ city centre at a close distance, Syngrou avenue can be your starting point for a guided tour around the historical and commercial centre, Athens’ archaeological sites, Acropolis Hill and the New Acropolis Museum.
* Hotels operating it the area offer great choices for lunch or dinner with a view, gym, spa and wellness facilities. Also the surrounding neighbourhoods have vivid nightlife with restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
For details on the conference -and other- potential of the area, visit the Athens Convention Bureau official website: www.athensconventionbureau.gr while on: www.hapco.gr and www.seoes.gr you may contact directly professional experts in organizing conferences and exhibitions. Also professional experts in nautical tourism and yachting you can find at www.hpyoa.gr