Location

Athens: the city of history, culture, superb food and vibrant nightlife. Let its infectious rhythm enchant you.

The Venue

An excellent Conference Facility

Megaron Athens International Conference Centre is one of the finest and most technologically advanced conference venues in Europe. Surrounded by its own extensive landscaped gardens, Megaron offers a stunning meeting environment, exceptional aesthetics, outstanding acoustics & cutting edge technology. The place was conceived and built with great respect to the environment and green urban planning and is bound to offer an unrivalled conference experience.

In the heart of the city

The Venue is located in the heart of Athens, next to the Megaro Mousikis Metro Station – just a 10min trip from the vivid Syntagma square and Ermou Street, the most famous pedestrian avenue in the city centre. There is a plethora of choices for food & coffee near the Conference Centre, as well as an excellent range of hotels in the immediate vicinity, since the Megaron Conference Centre is a non-residential venue.

Athens: where classical meets contemporary

An ever-changing and vibrant metropolis bursting with creativity. From the iconic Acropolis rock and the historic neighbourhood of Plaka, to the exquisite New Acropolis Museum and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens’ inspiring ancient architecture blends with modern elements in a unique way. The city is not defined by a single architectural style; its multifaceted character and manifold spirit blend with one another, making a walk in the capital of Greece an eerie and rather engaging dialogue with its different eras. Within the past decade, Athens is continuously transforming to a contemporary urban environment, as the Athenian culture re-frames the past as a vital part of the present and modern architectural styles directly rival designs across Europe. Using this generation’s impetus, the city of today strives to shape its own history.

The city’s thriving cultural scene

Experience the evolving cultural heartbeat of the city through art galleries, impressive museum exhibitions, theatres, music acts, collectives, or street art. At the vibrant neighbourhoods of Kolonaki, Kerameikos & Metaxourgio you’ll find most of Athens’ art spaces. At an open-plan space in the Koukaki neighbourhood, the National Gallery of Contemporary Art is as intriguing architecturally, as it is for its interior exhibits: spanning from photography exhibitions and sculpture, to audio visual installations. Technopolis at Kerameikos has become a pole of attraction for music lovers. Among its numerous events, the international jazz festival taking place every summer attracts thousands of people. At the same time, the Onassis Stegi successfully manages to be “the place where contemporary culture meets aesthetics and science”: the venue hosts theatrical and musical performances, film screenings, art and digital shows, supporting emerging Greek artists in showing their work. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, is the city’s most recent cultural gem: apart from the Greek National Opera high-quality productions, the recreational center offers a series of exhibitions & performances open to the public, while its green surroundings and artificial canal make it the perfect destination for a relaxing break from the city. Save the date as SNFCC will be organizing its largest summer festival (Nostos Festival) during the ICONHIC2021 week!

Live in the city

 

The Culinary Experience:

Trying Greek cuisine should be high on the to-do list for anyone visiting Athens. Athens’ rich restaurant scene knows how to treat tradition, but also fuse it with creative gastronomy. The city’s endless culinary landscape includes both Greek and international cuisines, offering high-quality dishes combined with fresh ingredients.

The Night:

From chic seaside spots to bars set within Neoclassical mansions, Athens’s nightlife scene never fails to impress. With new places constantly popping up across the city, every neighbourhood is a potential entertainment spot. Within hundreds of options, you shall also find places like TAF, a contemporary art gallery and multipurpose cultural space hidden in the Monastiraki Flea Market, where exhibition spaces coexist with a bar in the open courtyard. During summer, numerous open-air festivals take place around the city corners: from outdoor film festivals, to jazz festivals and rock concerts by the seaside.

The Street & the Sea:

The pedestrian streets around Acropolis and Plaka neighborhood surely comprise the most scenic walk to take in the city center. During weekends, these streets are filled with performers, artists, and vendors. For a 360° view over the city, you can climb up to the Lycabettus Hill, while if you lure for a stroll along the shoreline, the Athenian Riviera, just 50 km south of Athens, awaits to indulge your appetite for scenic views of the bendy coastline gently blending with the Aegean sea.