About
Our fourth annual (can you believe it?) ChristosCon will kick off on Thursday, 9/19, with activities planned through Sunday, 9/22.  

We have planned a fantastic schedule of events that really allows attendees to get to know my home country, Greece. A highlight of our schedule is a private fashion show and shopping at the well-known Greek designer, Celia Kritharioti's, atelier. It promises to be a fashion experience we won't soon forget! Another not to be forgotten moment will be our trip to the "Athens Riviera" along the beautiful Athens coastline.

Expect fun, laughter, dancing, shopping, food and memories for a lifetime.

Στην υγειά μας! Can't wait to see you in the Mediterranean.

With gratitude,
Christos
Location
Athens, Greece
Date & Time
September 19 - 22, 2024
Schedule
Thursday 09/19
Welcome Dinner - 7:30 pm
Kalua Athens
Our first meal of ChristosCon Athens brings us to Kalua which offers a mix of Mediterranean and Japanese Fusion cuisine. Kalua is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city with an unrivaled, unobstructed view of the majestic Acropolis. To take in this stunning view cocktails will be offered on the rooftop of Kalua, followed by dinner and surprise entertainment.
What to wear: Evening attire. Make a strong and fashionable first night impression with a cocktail dress or dressy separates and, as always, showcase your personal style. No jeans, no shorts and no sneakers.
Friday 09/20
Beauty & the Beach
Buses Pick up at Hotel Grande Bretagne - 10:30 am
Attendees meet at Hotel Grande Bretagne for transportation to the White Party.

White Party - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Beach Vouliagmeni Club
We're all about the Mykonos vibe for this ChristosCon activity as attendees are transported to the outskirts of the city to the glamorous and exclusive "Athens Riviera". The entire beach is reserved exclusively for ChristosCon attendees. This White Party will have it all-cocktails, music, lunch, and shopping with vendors offering resort wear, jewelry and other Greek items.
What to wear: A white cover-up, white shorts and a white tee, white pants, white dress, anything you feel comfortable in that is white. If you are wearing a bathing suit under your clothes or plan to change into a bathing suit at Royal Beach you can wear whatever color bathing suit you like including white!

Buses pick up at Royal Beach to transport attendees back to Hotel Grande Bretagne- 4:00 pm
Take this opportunity to freshen up or should we say "fashion up" as attendees get ready for Celia Kritharioti's atelier and fashion show.

Buses Pick up at Hotel Grande Bretagne - 7:30 pm
Attendees meet at Hotel Grande Bretagne for transportation to Celia Kritharioti Couture atelier.

Fashion Show, Shopping and Cocktails - 8:00 pm
Celia Kritharioti Couture
@celiakritharioti
Celia Kritharioti, Greece's top fashion designer, will open up her atelier just for ChristosCon attendees. This is an incredible opportunity to see a private fashion show and indulge in shopping at the boutique while sipping cocktails. Celia Kritharioti has dressed the likes of Zendaya, Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Gwen Stefani and many more! Zendaya wore a custom Celia Kritharioti embroidered creation at this year's MET Gala. Celia's designs frequent the pages of Bazaar and Vogue. UK Vanity Fair has tapped her as one of the six couturiers to watch worldwide.
What to wear:  Dress to impress Celia! Think Oscars or Golden Globes red carpet. Shimmery fabrics, ornate details, tea length or floor length gowns, long skirts with a dressy top, or evening pants suits. Suits for gentlemen.

Food truck - 10:00 pm
Fancy a late night snack? Attendees can visit the ChristosCon Athens food truck outside of the atelier for a snack and pictures.

Buses leave to transport attendees back to Hotel Grande Bretagne - after 10:30 pm
Attendees are on their own for the rest of the evening.  We can recommend Greek Bouzoukis or nightclubs for those attendees not ready to end the night.
Saturday 09/21
Get Your Greek On, OPA!
Meet at the Hotel Grande Bretagne - 9:00 am
Attendees meet at the hotel to walk over to the Acropolis

Guided Tour of Acropolis - 9:30 am
Experience one of the world’s most iconic historical landmarks and pose for the ultimate #stossquad photo. There will be a lot of walking involved in this tour. If any attendees have issues with walking and/or climbing please note there is no handicap access at the Acropolis.
What to wear:  Light-weight clothing that is easy to walk in. Flat shoes and sneakers are encouraged.

Explore on your own - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Take this time to walk through the Plaka or Monastiraki one of the oldest neighborhoods of Athens or visit one of the restaurants on our list below for lunch.

Meet at Hotel Grande Bretagne - 3:30 pm
Attendees meet at the hotel and will be split into two groups for shopping in Kolonaki with Chanel and Luisa World.

Kolonaki Shopping - 4:00 pm
Chanel
Chanel Athens will graciously close their doors for ChristosCon attendees to treat them to a VIP private shopping experience.
Luisa World
Luisa will also be closing their doors for ChristosCon attendees to allow them to be part of the "Luisa World fashion tale" for an exclusive VIP shopping experience. The Athens store is their world headquarters and offers contemporary luxury brands such as Alaia, Jacquemus, Loewe, and Miu Miu.

Traditional Greek Dinner and Dancing - 8:00 pm
Time for attendees to get "Greek" and sweaty from dancing. Authentic Greek night in the Plaka, the heartbeat of Athens, with family style food, special guests and fun activities.
What to wear:  Up-scale casual with some sparkle. Sundresses, maxi dresses or skirts, fancy separates. No jeans, no shorts.
Sunday 09/22
Yassas Brunch  - 11:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dionysos Zonars
We bid farewell to Athens under the shadow of the Acropolis. Dionysos Zonars' brunch features high-quality, traditional Greek and international dishes and it also happens to be the spot where movies are often filmed. The world's glitterati have made it the dining spot for decades.
What to wear:  Dressy casual. Sundresses, maxi dresses or skirts, linen pants with dressy tops, tailored separates. No jeans, no shorts.
Hotels
For assistance booking your stay and for travel arrangements to Athens, please contact our preferred agent at Mondee, George Bekios.  The best way to reach George to discuss your travel needs is via email at [email protected].

Recommended hotels in Athens.
Click on the name of the hotel to be taken to the hotel's website.

ATHENS CAPITAL HOTEL
4.6 stars
Athens Capital Center Hotel MGallery Collection offers chic elegance and excellent service. Enjoy stunning views of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace and pool, savor Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant, and admire fine art at Galerié Café.

GRAND BRETAGNE
5 stars
Nestled in the heart of Athens, opposite the vibrant Constitution Square and the historical House of Parliament, Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, offers a window to the city's rich past and lively present. From the rooftop terrace, guests are treated to unparalleled views of the city's landmarks, including the Acropolis and the original Olympic Stadium, making every moment a postcard-worthy experience.

Each room at the Grande Bretagne is a testament to refined taste, featuring sumptuous furnishings and marble bathrooms with a vanity counter, separate bathtub, and shower. Select accommodations boast balconies that present a live tableau of the Acropolis or the ceremonial changing of the guard at the parliament building, adding a touch of historical spectacle to your stay.

THE DOLLI
4.7 Stars
Plenty of Athenian hotels are set within sight of the Parthenon, but few do as much with the view as the Dolli at Acropolis. It’s set in a neoclassical building from 1925, to which has been added a rooftop infinity pool and an upscale international restaurant that takes in an extraordinary panorama. And what’s inside is far from shabby — this is not just a stylish boutique hotel but a luxurious one as well. The high ceilings and oversized windows make the rooms feel even larger than they are, and the décor is both visually distinctive and tastefully high-end.

KING GEORGE PALACE
4.5 stars
A neoclassical grand dame hotel, in the historic Syntagma Square. Opulent interiors with hardwood floors, classical furnishings and stunning views of the Parthenon. Everything you would expect of luxury city base — with some contemporary twists.

NYX ESPERIA
3.5 star
The NYX Esperia Palace is a haven for those who seek a vibrant, youthful and artsy life experience. The hotel is situated smack dab in the center of the Greek capital and captures the city’s dynamic spirit. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or a full-blown rock & roll adventure, spending your time here will leave you feeling energized and alive.

ERGON HOUSE ATHENS
3.5 star
Situated at the foot of the Acropolis in the historical heart of Athens, Ergon House is a seventh heaven for food enthusiasts, complete with ‘rooms above the inn’. A spectacular marketplace, a modern-day Agora with a constellation of greengrocers, a butcher’s, fishmonger’s and bakery, a delicatessen and roastery, along with a bar and restaurant which celebrate the best of Greek cuisine culture. Ergon House has expanded on the unique experience of an epicurean boutique hotel by creating cool common ground in which to cook and lounge, a gym for good conscience, as well as a roof terrace planted with olive trees that has unbeatable views of the city.

ONIRO CITY HOTEL
3.5 star
A new destination in the heart of Athens. Poised along a leafy, tree-lined boulevard, Oniro City, puts you in the heart of fashionable Kolonaki.  Kolonaki has a mix of restaurants, designer stores, and avant-garde art galleries.

Oniro City provides all the rejuvenation you need while also offering you the chance to immerse yourself into local life.

COCO-MAT Athens
There are two locations.
3.5 star
In the heart of Athens and the elegant district of Kolonaki, contemporary urban living joins in harmony with the comfortable hospitality that COCO-MAT offers. In an impressive building, designed by architect Emmanuel Lazarides, known for designing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Greek Parliament, urban cosmopolitism has found its hospitality destination.







Restaurants
For your convenience, here is a list of recommended restaurants in Athens.
Click on the name of the restaurant to be taken to the restaurant's website.
 Join us on September 19
We look forward to hosting you!
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

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