Hellas Group welcomes the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hellas Group welcomes the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs

7 November 2018

Hellas Group leadership (Mr. Pavlos Kontomichalos, Mrs. Sophia Kontomichalou & Fokion Drossos) had the honor to welcome the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, George Katrougalos. The Greek Minister was accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece to China (Leonidas Rokanas), the Minister Plenipotentiary for Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Greek Embassy (Emmanuel Stanzos), the Head of the Press Office of the Embassy, Euthymios Athanasiadis and the Consul General of Greece in Shanghai, Vassilis Xiros.
Within the framework of CIIE 2018, Mr. Katrougalos was interviewed by three leading Chinese media, 梨视频, (PearVideo), 凤凰卫视 (PHOENIXTV ), and 界面新闻 (Jiemian News) at Hellas House.

Greece – 365 days a year tourist destination

Greece – 365 days a year tourist destination

17 May 2018

Two special events were hosted at Hellas House on Thursday 17 May for boosting Greek Tourism and the links between the two countries, Greece and China.

In the morning, a press conference was co-organised with the Greek Ministry of Tourism where Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented to more than 30 prominent chinese journalists Greece as a 365 days a year tourist destination, referred to plans to boost the arrival of Chinese visitors and attract new tourist flows to Greece in current and coming years.

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura accompanied by Ambassador of Greece to China Leonidas Rokanas and the Consul General of Greece in Shanghai Vassilis Xiros.

Presented the investment opportunities that Greece offers as an attractive international destination and she also highlighted the actions made for the quicker issuance of visas for Chinese travelers on behalf of the country’s consular authorities in China.

In the afternoon of same day, Hellas House represented by Founder & CEO Mr. Kontomichalos, Athens International Airport represented by Director of Communications Mrs. Papadopoulou Ioanna and the Ministry of Tourism organised an event with the major China airlines. The aim of the event was for all parties to explore the possibilities and the need of the market for the launch of a new direct flight between Shanghai and Athens. During the event, Greece was introduced as an attractive destination to the Chinese market, the successful example of the Beijing – Athens route was presented while Athens International Airport presented benefits to facilitate both Chinese travelers in Athens and Chinese airline carriers for introducing a new direct route to Athens Int. Airport.

Pavlos Kontomichalos – Founder & CEO Hellas Group, Elena Kountoura – Greek Minister of Tourism, Ioanna Papadopoulou – Director of Communications AIA, Leonidas Raftopoulos – Senior Developer, Airline Development AIA, Marina Papageorgiou – Head Press Office AIA.

Hellas House, the new landmark of Hellas Group in Shanghai

Hellas House, the new landmark of Hellas Group in Shanghai

The Hellas House vision was ultimately completed in May 2018 after five years of detailed planning and structural renovations.  The remarkable Greek Culture & Lifestyle Centre resides in a completely refurbished Shanghainese villa, built in 1936, renovated and designed by the owners in association with noted architect Kostas Chatzigiannis. The heritage mansion combines Shanghainese and Old Europe influneces with distinctive design by Ancient Greece and monumental Greek art.

Born to reflect the far-reaching insight of the ancient sages, the originators of freedom of spirit and discussion, as well as the holistic approach to lifestyle, Hellas House strives to positively influence the Mind, Body, Environment and Nutrition – and to ultimately empower a Healthier & Happier life. Toward this goal, Hellas House will be the first Global Leaders’ Club in Shanghai – bringing together thought & business leaders, entrepreneurs, pioneers, legends and influencers from around the world. This prestigious community gathered together on a grand scale to celebrate the gala event.

Set on five levels, Hellas House offers the ultimate in contemporary lifestyle with elegant spaces for exceptional dining, socializing, corporate gatherings and knowledge sharing.

The distinguished interior showcases original copies of monumental Hellenic art at every turn.  Greek cuisine, heart of the Aegean lifestyle, is the focus of the Elaion Open Kitchen, creating a health –oriented menu of Greek gastronomic specialties prepared by Hellas House chefs. The Elaion is also the center of lively culinary activities, such as cooking classes and seminars. For the connoisseur of fine wines, the Dionysus Wine Cellar offers the largest selection of Greek regional wines in Shanghai. Hellas House Eros Garden with pool is a magical setting for all day dining during summer months, as well as an idyllic venue for exquisite wedding receptions, special occasions and corporate events.  The upper VIP floor is reserved for private dining in a suite of two rooms, the Minoan Hall and the adjoining Aegean Lounge for aperitifs and digestifs. The hospitable atmosphere of the Eros Lounge welcomes guests to socialize and enjoy all day dining in a sunlit, indoor setting.  Hellas House is a unique Greek Culture & Lifestyle Center dedicated to promoting knowledge and culture-sharing at a new level in the inspirational H-Hall, a multi-functional exhibition space for corporate gatherings, exhibitions and events.

The Hellenic Legacy has influenced peoples across borders and oceans, through the centuries to strive toward individual betterment and live well in harmony with nature. Today, Hellas House, Global Leaders’ Club in Shanghai, shares this legacy and the spirit of Greece in China, positively influencing the world.