A charming series of coastal districts overlooking the Aegean Sea forms the Athenian Riviera, a serene escape from the constant activity in the city centre. A selection of high-end hotels line the pristine beaches to the southernmost point of the Attica peninsula. The renovated Four Seasons Astir Palace, with a history of hosting foreign dignitaries and film stars from the 1960s, is the most luxurious hotel in Athens, perhaps even in all of Greece. The nightclub, Island, brings back the glamour and excitement of 20th-century bouzouki clubs reminiscent of names like Melina Mercouri and Stavros Niarchos.
Athens is experiencing a revival - in art, nightlife and design. For a metropolis constantly associated with the past, modern strides in development and culture are sometimes overlooked in favour of ancient ruins and artefacts. When in fact the juxtaposition only enhances the beauty of both. Athens Riviera juxtaposes the old world with the new and a deeper understanding of this ancient capital emerges. With one leg in the past and one leg in the future; access to both the electricity of city life and the tranquillity of a beach resort, Athens cannot be defined in simple terms. One simply has to experience it for oneself.
The book is written in English, has 300 pages and measures 25 x 33 x 3.81 cm.