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.

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

- 20km from Astir
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is not to be missed. The outcome of a large project funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, now houses the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. A myriad of performances, concerts and events take place at this magnificent multi-functional center which is equipped with excellent facilities.  The impressive 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park offers plenty of open space due to clever landscaping. 
Considered an architectural treasure- an arts and culture powerhouse- amidst lush greenery, the SNFCC is also the perfect place to wander around, admire the view of Faliro Bay, socialize and relax, or read a good book in the library. The park is a breath of life for the city, with lots of trees, plants, water fountains, paths, and playgrounds making it ideal for everyone; kids, adults and pets. An oasis in Athens for you to enjoy any time of day. A place worth re-visiting many times!