Athens Riviera


Overlooking the Aegean Sea, a charming string of coastal neighborhoods form the Athens Riviera, a serene escape from the constant activity in the city’s center. A selection of high-end hotels lines the pristine stretch of beaches down to the southernmost point of the Attica Peninsula. The revamped Four Seasons Astir Palace, with a history of housing foreign dignitaries and film stars of the 1960s, is the most luxurious hotel in Athens, perhaps even in all of Greece. The night club, Island, is bringing back the glamour and excitement of the twentieth century bouzouki clubs reminiscent of names such as Melina Mercouri and Stavros Niarchos.

Athens is experiencing a revival—in art, night life and design. For a metropolis constantly associated with the past, the modern strides in development and culture are sometimes overlooked in favor of the ruins and artifacts from antiquity. When in fact, the juxtaposition only enhances the beauty of both. Athens Riviera puts the old-world beside the new-world and a deeper understanding of this ancient capital emerges. With one foot in the past and one foot in the future; access to both the electricity of city life and the tranquility of a beach side resort, Athens cannot be defined in simple terms. One just has to experience it for themselves.

Stéphanie Artarit: The French Author of Assouline’s Athens Riviera Book Analyzes the Greek Psyche, Beyond Greek Salad Online (Greece), March 2021

Feed Your Wanderlust With These Ways To Escape At Home; By: Angeline Villa-Clarke, Forbes Online (USA), May 2020

Athens Riviera Gets its Own Coffee Table Book, Athens Insider Online (USA), May 2020

Athens Riviera, le livre qui rassemble les plus belles photos de la côte athénienne; By: Jade Simo, Vogue Online (France), June 2020

Assouline Releases Gorgeous 'Athens Riviera' Coffee Table Book; By: Jack Archer, Airows (USA), June 2020

Travel to Greece’s Best Kept Secret with This Book, Daily Beast Online (USA), July 2020


  • 300 pages
  • over 200 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in May 2020
  • W 9.85 x L 13 x D 1.5 in
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781614289463
  • 6.33 lb

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