10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN ATHENS

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Athens is regarded by many as the birthplace of western civilization. This ancient capital city is now home to numerous contemporary shopping centres and lively shopping districts infused with the clamorous energy of the East. A team-building event here lacks nothing in terms of diversity, with countless activities on offer including cocktail workshops, street-food tours, laser tag and more.

History fanatics are equally catered for in Athens, a city once home to ancient philosophers like Aristotle, Pythagoras and Socrates. A walking tour of the city takes you to famous sights such as the Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon, as well as other hidden gems.

If you’re planning a team-building retreat for your employees, you must consider Athens. In the following list, we’ve compiled some of our favourite local team-building activities.

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Hunt delicious street food in Athens with a local guide

  • Sample delicious Greek street food while exploring the city sights.
  • Discover the must-see food spots in Athens.
  • Explore the local food hotspots while learning about the history of the city.
  • Sample traditional foods that the locals know and love.
  • Learn about the heritage of classic Greek ingredients.
  • An experienced tour guide leads you through the city.

Learn about Athens’ impressive history on a guided walking tour

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city.
  • Tours are available in English or Spanish.
  • Embark on a fascinating adventure through Athens’ historical centre.
  • Learn about the city’s amazing past as the birthplace of western civilization.
  • Experienced local guides provide endless facts and stories of local myths and legends.
  • Group sizes of approximately 15 people are preferred for a personal experience.

Create authentic greek dishes with guidance from professional chefs

  • Learn to make delicious greek dishes with guidance from professional chefs.
  • The cookery school has experience hosting large corporate groups of up to 100 people.
  • Your experience can be tailored to suit your needs. 
  • All classes include wine and soft drinks.
  • The class takes approximately four hours.
  • Learn new skills from knowledgeable and patient teachers.

Take on a series of challenges in Athens’ first escape room experience

  • Take on a series of challenges and puzzles in the nations first escape room.
  • The escape rooms take place in a 120-square-metre neoclassical building. 
  • Choose from three beautifully-themed escape rooms.
  • Players can ask for hints and advice if they become stuck.
  • Experienced game masters provide a challenged and engaging experience.
  • The challenges are designed to flow between calm and excitement as the story unfolds.

Test your combat skills at the paintball centre

  • The field is in a great location and easily accessed by the metro. 
  • Changing rooms are available for both men and women.
  • The centre is equipped with information space, event space, party spaces, presentation spaces and a resting area.
  • The experienced staff provide a pleasant and engaging experience. 
  • All participants are provided with all necessary equipment including guns, paintballs, helmets and overalls. 
  • Game referees ensure the rules are adhered to and players are kept safe at all times.

Harness the power of the wind at the windsurfing school

  • Get sailing within ten minutes with guidance from experienced watersport instructors.
  • Windsurfing relies more on technique than strength, making it perfect for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Lessons are held at Yabanaki, Athens’ largest artificial sandy beach.
  • Participants are provided with all necessary equipment including helmets, wetsuits and buoyancy aids.
  • The instructors offer a range of lessons catered to beginner to advanced windsurfers.

Learn to make delicious cocktails with guidance from experienced mixologists

  • Learn to make delicious cocktails that you can recreate at home.
  • Include non-alcoholic drinks and smoothies in your cocktail making workshop.
  • Add tasty food and snacks while you learn to make professional cocktails.
  • Prepare delicious cocktails under the guidance of experienced mixologists.
  • The perfect team-building activity for building interpersonal bonds.
  • The workshops are scheduled to last approximately two hours but can be adjusted according to your needs. 

Learn the ancient discipline of Ashtanga yoga

  • Learn the ancient discipline of Ashtanga yoga with guidance from certified instructors.
  • Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that involves all parts of the body.
  • Each class is led by passionate instructors who add a unique spin to each class.
  • All participants are provided with yoga mats.
  • The yoga studio is clean and spacious.

Improve your climbing skills at the indoor climbing gym

  • Test your climbing skills on a series of challenging routes.
  • Multiple climbing routes are designed for all experience levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Get acquainted with the sport of climbing with guidance from experienced climbing instructors.
  • A well-equipped climbing gym is located inside the Olympic village.
  • Choose from a range of climbing disciplines including bouldering and rope climbing. 
  • The on-site staff prioritise your safety at all times.

Take on your colleagues in laser tag: the painless alternative to paintball

  • Laser tag is an action-packed yet painless alternative to paintball.
  • Laser tag combines action, adventure and modern technology for an adrenaline-fuelled combat experience.
  • Take on your colleagues in a series of dynamic game modes.
  • The experienced staff explain the rules before sending you into combat.
  • The 850-square-metre arena can accommodate groups of up to 20 players per game.
  • Participants are equipped with state-of-the-art laser tag equipment. 

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