The revival of the Asteria development is a project of great responsibility, because of both the natural beauty of the location, and also the historical value of its architectural heritage.
Sitting on a natural cove, only minutes from the Athens center, and being part of what is referred to as the Athenian Riviera, the plot stretches over a lush unspoilt landscape and kilometers of beach, conditions that all make it a unique destination.
It was conceived in the 1950’s as a holiday destination, as part of a greater scheme of rebranding Greece from the Bank of Greece and the National Tourism Organization. Three young at the time, modernist architects, Vourekas, Dekavalas and Georgiadis, were appointed to design the beachfront facilities, cabanas and bungalows that successfully attracted local and international jetset.
When Nafsika took on the arduous task of reviving Asteria, along with One&Only with the vision to develop a new resort destination, the complex was partially in disuse due to years of exposure to elements and neglect.
Almost as a nod to the history of the place, 3 architectural practices, A6A, AUDO and K-Studio were appointed to collaborate and join forces with the Interior Designers Muselab, in order to bridge the 60 year gap and bring Asteria into the contemporary scene.