Athens Global Round


The Global Round in Athens (July 18-23) will offer the same events as our Hanoi Global Round in a slightly smaller setting: the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre.

You’ll experience scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, our signature Scholar’s Ball, and, of course, all the competitive and community-building events that drew you to the World Scholar’s Cup in the first place, from the Debate Showcase to the Scholar’s Bowl.

Just as at the Global Round in Hanoi, many of the top teams will prequalify for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University. And, just as at the Global Round, participants will learn, debate, and build new friendships among fellow scholars from all over the world.

Teams From New Countries

Are you from a country looking to join us for the first time? Email us to request a special exceptional berth and other assistance.

Recommended Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our recommended hotels. Special negotiated rates include breakfast, WiFi, and taxes.

Our main hotel is the Intercontinental Athens.Certain events such as the Cultural Fair and Scholar's Ball will be hosted by the Intercontinental Athens. Rates begin at Eur 139 inclusive of taxes.
Intercontinental Athens Booking Form

Other hotels (selected to accommodate a variety of budgets) include:
Ilissos Hotel | From EUR 57 |Booking Form
Dorian Inn | From EUR 63 | Booking Form
The Stanley Hotel | From EUR 69 | Booking Form
Athinais Hotel | From Euro 72 | Booking Form
President Hotel | From EUR 77 |Booking Form
Athenian Callirhoe Hotel | From EUR 80 | Booking Form
Athens Atrium Hotel | From EUR 87 | Booking Form
Best Western Ilisia Hotel | From Euro 87 | Booking Form
Titania Hotel | From EUR 88 | Booking Form
Acropolis Select Hotel | From EUR 93 | Booking Form
Airotel Alexandros Hotel | From EUR 98 | Booking Form
Athens Avenue Hotel | From EUR 100 | Booking Form
Divani Caravel Hotel | From Euro 127 | Booking Form

*All hotels are subject to availability

Transportation by bus will be offered from all hotels not within easy walking distance from the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

Airport Transport

Transfers by coach or van to and from the airport are available through Kipling Events, our official ground handler in Greece. Download airport transfers booking form.

Optional Excursions

We encourage teams to take the optional Athens city tour on the day they are not "in play." Tour options include a three-island cruise, a visit to Delphi, and more!
Description of optional tours
Download optional tours booking form

Invitation Letters

If you qualified for the Global Round at a regional round and now need an official letter of invitation to show your school, potential sponsors, or a consulate (for visa purposes), please complete the form below. You can also request certificates and score reports.

Request a Letter


Global Round Alternatives

Can't make it to Athens? Learn more about our Hanoi and Cape Town Global Rounds! Held in June and August respectively, these gatherings will feature the same events as at the Athens Global Round. Just as at the Athens Round, top teams will qualify for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.