Athens city center is so beautiful and vibrant that captivates its visitors from the first moment. At the same time, it’s also worth visiting the Athens Riviera, a coastal area in close proximity to the Greek capital, offering a variety of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy.
It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking relaxation and leisure activities. Some attractions along the Athens Riviera include:
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
A modern and iconic cultural complex located in the Kallithea district of Athens. The center was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, a philanthropic organization, and it serves as a hub for cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Some of the key features and attractions you can expect to find at the SNFCC are the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera, park and gardens, panoramic view and cultural events.
The Hellenic Maritime Museum
Also known as the National Maritime Museum, it is located in south Athens and disposes an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, models, and exhibits related to Greece’s naval past. The museum provides insights into the country’s maritime traditions, naval battles, naval technology, shipbuilding, and the role of the sea in shaping Greek culture and identity.
The Battleship Averof and the Trireme Olympias
A historical naval vessel turned in a museum and docked in Athens. It showcases the naval history of Greece and offers visitors the chance to explore the interior of the ship and learn about its role in various naval battles.
Olympias is a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme and an important example of experimental archaeology. It is also a commissioned ship in the Hellenic Navy of Greece, the only commissioned vessel of its kind in any of the world’s navies.
An ongoing urban development project aiming to transform the former Hellinikon International Airport site into a mixed-use coastal destination with parks, cultural venues, and recreational spaces.
The Athens Riviera is easily accessible from the city center, and visitors can enjoy a mix of cultural exploration in the city and relaxation by the sea in the southern suburbs.
Experience the perfect blend of culture, nature, and adventure by joining our thrilling Athens and Riviera E-Bike Tour along the stunning coastline of Athens.