The City of Athens and the Athenian Riviera
Located on the distinguished Vouliagmeni promontory among 30 pine-decked hectares, in the very heart of the Athens Riviera, the destination offers total seclusion amidst its lush Mediterranean countryside and seafront surroundings. Hailed as the ultimate base camp to explore everything that Athens has to offer, Astir is only 30 minutes from the Greek capital’s city center with its framed theater, museums, shopping and, of course, the Acropolis and other ancient sites. The new Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Cultural Center – with its new opera house – and the National Museum of Contemporary Art are also nearby.
Namely, the new Benaki Museum on Pireos Street is an impressive multipurpose cultural center covering a total area of 8,200 m2 with a beautiful internal courtyard of 850 m2. Visitors arrive to an inspiring and welcoming environment which dynamically reflects a deep appreciation for culture and the arts. After strolling through the captivating exhibition halls one can browse in the bookshop. You may end up spending the entire day there, because there’s always something going on and the surroundings are extremely welcoming.