It was front-page news in Greece when it was announced in September 2013 that the Astir Palace Resort largely owned by the Greek government and the National Bank of Greece) would change hands for an enormous sum. The marina is being expanded, and everyone expects that the Astir will flourish under its new owners. That said, it is a good idea to check on progress of the sale and any work underway before booking. With three hotels (Arion, Westin Athens, and W) and some 25 bungalows, this place is just too big and impersonal for me, although I have Greek friends who count the days until their next visit. The 74 acres of gardens, with palm and pine trees, are admittedly wonderful, with lots of hiking trails. Almost all the accommodations have sea views, and there are extensive facilities for tennis, wind surfing, and sailing. Of its seven restaurants, one, Galazia Hytra, is a 2012 Michelin star winner.
Astir Palace Resort
Our Rating Neighborhood Vouliagmeni Transportation Tram to Glyfada, then either taxi or bus 114 Phone 210/890-2000 Prices €340–€450 double, free parking Units 526 units Amenities 7 restaurants, 7 bars, 3 pools (1 indoors), lighted tennis courts, free shuttle service to Athens, free Wi-Fi Web site Astir Palace Resort
Map40 Apollonos Athens
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