Celebrating 50 years of the Chaîne in Greece
The Bailliage of Greece was established in 1966, therefore this year’s Grand Chapitre was held in parallel with the celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Headlining the programme was the Induction Ceremony and the Gala Dinner which took place in the Hotel Grande Bretagne, on the Saturday evening.
Held in the hotel’s magnificent Golden Room, the Induction Ceremony was presided over by Klaus Tritschler, Member of the Conseil d’Administration from Germany. He was assisted by International Vice-President Marie Jones whose participation in our special programme did nothing but add to the formal recognition of the Bailliage’s significant anniversary.
The Gala Dinner, in the majestic atmosphere of the Grand Ballroom, was an extraordinary gastronomic ensemble of six courses. Accompanying them were eight wines from Greek winemakers (all Chaîne members!) which made a special souvenir for all the attendees.
The event was very festive with a wonderful quartet of musicians from the Athens Concert Hall who performed a musical selection, both classical and contemporary.
On Friday, the first day of the Grand Chapitre a welcoming dinner was organized at the brand new Electra Metropolis Hotel. Located in the heart of Athens, it has one of the best views of the Acropolis. After taking in the spectacle we enjoyed five delicious courses and the excellent matching wines.
During the evening, Gerasimos Fokas, President of the Electra Hotel Group, was bestowed with a Bailliage commemorative gift in acknowledgement of the warmth of welcome and quality of service.