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.

 

The Great Theater of Epidaurus

The Great Theater of Epidaurus

- 160km from Astir
Known for its architectural magnificence, outstanding symmetry and excellent acoustics the Theater of Epidaurus is a finely-preserved ancient theater and an archaeological site of great significance.  Today, the monument attracts countless visitors from all over the world who wish to admire its architectural and artistic value. Also, during the summer Festival of Epidaurus the theater is flooded with crowds arriving to enjoy ancient Greek drama as well as other modern plays. The Theater of Epidaurus was built around 340-33 BC by the architect Polykleitos the Younger and is situated within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asclepios in Epidaurus, Greece.  The Sanctuary was dedicated to Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of medicine. With a capacity of 14,000 spectators, the theater hosted dramatic performances and rituals that honored the God of medicine.  Take a day trip and discover an extraordinary living ancient theater by the sea!