The glowing History of Astir Palace
At the start of the 1960s Greece took its first furtive steps towards becoming a global tourist destination, and a new, dynamic and well-heeled urban class with a strong cosmopolitan bent was seeking out its very own set of iconic symbols. It was at that time that the Astir was born.
Located among 30 pine-decked hectares on the Vouliagmeni promontory in the very heart of the Athens Riviera, this resort immediately became the favorite private club of the Athens elite for their holidays, because it offered something quite unique: total quiet and relaxation amid the verdant green of the Greek countryside, perfect infrastructure and an exclusive environment offering elegant, discrete luxury.
It all started in 1960 ...
The Astir’s famous cabins located on the golden sandy beaches at Vouliagmeni, so synonymous with nonchalance and the summer sensation of 'dolce far niente', were an immediate hit with their celebrity residents, and quite often as the years went by the cabins become a second home for many of them.
This carefree holiday scene was finished off with the Club House, a restaurant attracting a mirthful, worldly crowd of hotel guests; and the place where one of the first great chapters in the history of Astir Palace was written...
Arion (now Arion Resort & Spa) opens its doors in 1967