Coworking spaces could be the next big travel trend in Greece
Families traveling together in Greece may opt for remote work in the future, and coworking spaces are likely to become the next big trend in travel and hospitality.
Benefits of remote work
Remote working has grown in popularity during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Offices have closed and many of their employees have found themselves confined to their homes or confined to foreign countries, forced to perform their duties remotely. When COVID-19 restrictions eased, some workers returned to their desks, while others still prefer to work remotely, encouraged even by their employers who see intrinsic benefits in such arrangements:
- reduce the costs of parking, coffee, snacks, office parties, commuting or public transport for employees, office clothing, utilities, maintenance, cleaning, furniture, etc.
- lower rental costs for offices: employees can work from anywhere in the world;
- promote a better work-life balance for employees, allowing them to plan their professional and domestic tasks at their own pace in a stress-free environment;
- expand the talent pool by employing workers otherwise unavailable to relocate;
- increase productivity by reducing commute time, coffee breaks and eliminating delays;
- increase employee loyalty and retention by trusting them to do their jobs responsibly, even when working remotely;
- get rid of politics and uncomfortable office confrontations, gossip, harassment and other negative situations that overshadow the office environment.
The list of benefits can also include better communication and collaboration, reduced absenteeism, and happier employees who will become good advocates for the company.
Employees enjoy similar benefits when working remotely:
- spend less on commuting, travel, lunches, snacks, office clothes and even childcare;
- find more flexibility in planning their professional and family life;
- like to work in a comfortable and familiar environment – set up a personalized home office or work from any room in the house;
- save time by eliminating long commutes;
- escape localization constraints: work from anywhere with a good Internet connection;
- reduce stress and improve mental health by eliminating stressful office policies, noise and other difficult situations.
Indeed, remote working is not limited to home offices. Employees can choose any location in any destination in the world to feel comfortable and get their jobs done.
This kind of flexibility is already defining the travel and work trends of tomorrow. Next summer, we’ll likely see families choosing destinations that have all the conditions necessary to live, work and relax together.
Hotels already offer extended stays and in-room work facilities, such as high-speed Wi-Fi, free phone calls, desks, lamps, fully-equipped kitchenettes, and other amenities to encourage workers to distance to reserve. However, beyond the typical hotels that adapt, there are new initiatives to consider as the next big thing in travel: coworking spaces in tourist areas.
Coworking spaces in Greece
In 2021, Greece announced its intention to introduce visas for digital nomads. There is already a 50% tax relief for digital nomads who choose to live and work here. When it comes to coworking spaces already available in the country, here are some of the best:
Tzaferi 16 in Athens
Tzaferi 16 is in one of the most popular tourist areas of Athens, in Gazi. It offers an all-inclusive office space with all the necessary infrastructure, services and amenities without worrying about installation, management and maintenance expense management. In addition, clients will have access to fully equipped and equipped office spaces, meeting spaces, event services and concierge services in Athens.
Athens has the most coworking spaces in Greece, most of them clustered around popular tourist attractions or trendy neighborhoods. Some examples include Regus, Stone soup, ViOS co-work, and Selina Theatrou Athens. Each has innovative features and compelling benefits for their customers.
COHO in Thessaloniki
COHO is a modern coworking space in the heart of Thessaloniki. It offers comfortable desks and all the facilities you need to worry less about office expenses and focus on your work instead. You will also have access to free coffee and tea throughout the day. During your break, you can stroll around the neighborhood to the open food market and nearby cafes and restaurants. In addition, COHO offers a reliable internet connection, fully equipped meeting rooms, fax machine, color printer, lockers, brainstorming blackboard and relaxation area.
Office12 coworking spaces in Heraklion (Crete)
Office12 is in Heraklion, Crete – Greece’s largest island and a popular summer travel destination. It offers an open space, private offices, team rooms for 2-4 people, a meeting room, a cafe area and a balcony with beautiful views, all in an energy efficient building close to the city center. city. Plus, you have access to coffee, tea, snacks, fast internet connection, printing services (for a fee), and secure storage.
Workhub coworking spaces in Chania (Crete)
Chania Work Center (Crete) is just outside the old town and harbor, in the Dikastiria district, with easy access to the city’s most famous hangouts, including the beautiful Platia Eleftherias. It offers a high speed internet connection (WiFi or cable), a hot desk, open space desks, private offices, Skype and chat rooms, conference and meeting rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, lockers, monitors , projector, printer, scanner, copier, whiteboard, webcams, and free coffee and tea.
ArIstea Coworking Lounge in Rethymno (Crete)
One of the most innovative coworking spaces on the island of Crete, ArIstea coworking lounge in Rethymno, is a coworking hotel offering leisure (i.e. business and leisure) experiences as well as excellent office facilities including a 50 inch screen and paper whiteboards, Blazing fast internet, coffee, refreshments and more.
OpenSpace Mitilini (Island of Lesbos)
OpenSpace Mitilini on the mythical island of Lesbos is the first company of its kind in this part of Greece. It offers access to excellent office equipment including computers, printers, scanners and projectors. In addition, guests enjoy high speed internet access, alternative workshops and other exciting activities on the island. This coworking space is close to the Byzantine Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Mytilene and the Town Hall of Mitilini.
Phaos ÎÎÎÎÎ£ÎÎ (House of Phaos) in Kalamata
Phaos ÎÎÎÎÎ£ÎÎ (House by Phaos) in Kalamata on the Peloponnese Peninsula is a coworking space promoting the social economy through social innovation. Customers have access to fully equipped workplaces, meeting rooms, social entrepreneurship programs and more. Facilities include a secretariat, one-stop phone numbers for long-term business needs, IT support, printers, scanner, copier, 100Mbps internet speed, projection TVs, presentation boards and a storage space.
Small Patras coworking space
The Small Patras coworking space is a comfortable place to work and collaborate with like-minded professionals. It offers open plan offices, meeting rooms, lounge, high speed internet access, free coffee and free parking. This space, however, is a ten-minute drive from the city center and not in a popular tourist area.
Open office in Volos
The Open office in Volos is another good choice for travelers looking to have fun with their family while working remotely in Greece. It has a shared space with free high-speed internet access, free Coffee Point access, free printing services, computers and more.
Forecast: Coworking spaces in Greece
With smart marketing, flexible planning and offerings for domestic and foreign clients, coworking space providers in Greece will bridge a much needed gap between business and leisure travel.
Before COVID-19, remote working was mainly favored by digital nomads and freelancers. However, with COVID-19, medium and large businesses have found unexpected benefits in giving their employees more flexibility and choice of workspace. Remote working is no longer limited to home offices – it’s a choice of destination that benefits mental health and the family as a whole.
Family comes – as has always been supposed to – first. More and more people will choose extended stays for the summer holidays in Greece while demanding good working conditions. Hotels must comply with it. Coworking spaces will provide the right environment and facilities similar to those once available in traditional offices. The most with coworking spaces is the community: the feeling of loneliness thus rendered irrelevant.
Greece will always remain an attractive travel destination. Coworking space is just another avenue that will potentially generate off-season income as well. Adopting this trend could also demonstrate the country’s commitment to meeting the needs and expectations of travelers with professionalism and balance.