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.

 

Panathenaic Stadium

Panathenaic Stadium

- 23km from Astir
Τhe remarkable Panathenaic Stadium or “Kallimarmaro” (which means beautiful marble) is one of Athens’ most important and popular attractions. Located in the city center amidst pine-covered hills, it is a historic site that carries the Olympic spirit. During ancient times the stadium hosted games in which nude athletes competed (the so-called “gymnikoi agones”). Today, it is the finishing line for the annual Authentic Athens Marathon. 
It is the only stadium worldwide built entirely out of marble and was the home of the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896. During the 2004 Summer Olympics the stadium was refurbished to host the archery competition. Even today, a ceremony takes place to welcome the Olympic flame that travels from ancient Olympia. The flame is then delivered to the country hosting the Olympics. Also, many significant musical, cultural and sports events take place in the Stadium for an audience of 50,000 people. Immerse yourself in the stadium’s ambiance and embrace its everlasting radiance.