Where Ancient Marvels Meet Modern Wonders

captivating blend of experiences

AVA Residences strategic location at the crossroads of three major destinations, Athens historical centre, the port of Piraeus and the 60 km stretch of Athens Riviera, makes it a prime spot offering a unique blend of seaside charm, urban convenience and cultural experiences.

The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre

The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre (SNCC) complex itself is an architectural wonder designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano. It houses the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece. It hosts a diverse range of cultural events, including concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, art exhibitions, and educational workshops. The events are often free or have nominal admission fees, making them accessible to the public.

One of the highlights of the SNFCC park is its innovative water feature, which includes a large reflecting pool, cascading waterfalls, and a meandering canal. Visitors can stroll along the canal’s promenade, admire the water sculptures, and enjoy the tranquil ambiance created by the water features. The complex is home to several cafes and restaurants where visitors can enjoy snacks & dine with views of the park and the surrounding cityscape.
Overall, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center offers a dynamic blend of cultural, recreational, and educational experiences for visitors of all ages, making it a must-visit destination in Athens. Check the SNFCC website or event calendar for upcoming performances and activities.

Acropolis & Plaka

Opposite The Hadrian Arch is the pedestrian road Dionysiou Areopagitou, that leads to the Acropolis and The Acropolis Museum. The paralel road, Lysikratous streets is the starting point for visiting Plaka.

Acropolis (edge of the city / citadel) has been mainly utilized as a religious and residential district as well as the stronghold of the city of ancient Athens. Through the ages, it has also become an unsurpassed exhibit of architecture and sculpting. The Parthenon (house of virgins) is dedicated to Athens’ patron goddess Athena, a virgin goddess (Parthenos), whose priestesses were virgin maidens of Athens’ aristocracy.

As soon as you start walking around Plaka’s stone-paved, narrow streets, you will have the feeling that you are travelling back in time. This is Athens’ oldest and, thanks to the restoration efforts which went into its buildings in recent years, most picturesque neighbourhood. You will be delighted by the beauty of the neo-classical colours of its houses, their architecture, their lovingly tended little gardens, the elegance, and the total atmosphere of the area. 

Flisvos Marina

This modern marina is a popular spot for both locals and visitors and located just a short distance from AVA Residences. It features a picturesque waterfront promenade, various restaurants and cafes, where you can enjoy leisurely walk or simply admire the boats. For young kids there is Volta Fun Town, featuring a ship playground, trampolines, kid karts & boats, and a great variety of kiddie rides. You can also rent bicycles or Segways to explore the area at a more leisurely space. 
You can reach Flisvos Marina by car (5 min), or a 20-25 walk along the seaside or combine walking (15 min) with a short tram ride, line 2, (Tzitziphies to Trokantero)


The area is known for its historic past, natural beauty and ongoing development projects. Elliko was once home to the Elliniko International Airport, which closed in 2001. Since then the area has undergone significant transformations, converting the old airport site into a large-scale urban regeneration project. This project aims to create a mixed-use district with residential areas, parks, commercial zones, and cultural facilities. The Ellinikon Experience Park offers a mix of recreational and cultural activities, such as a forest playground, an interactive fountain, zen garden, outdoor fitness and exhibition centre.


The temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the god of the sea, is a must-visit destination for those looking to witness a breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea. As you approach Sounion, the temple comes into view atop the rocky promontory overlooking the sea. 
As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, the sky lights up in a kaleidoscope of colors, creating a magical moment that is sure to leave a lasting impression. 

The iconic route along the seaside to Sounion is a scenic drive (60 km) that offers stunning views of the coastline. Along the way, you may want to stop at one of the many seaside tavernas to enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and local delicacies.


There are several public and private beaches close by AVA Residences. You can reach those beaches by car, taxi and most of them with tram line 2. For the so called private beaches, you pay an entrance fee and/or for sunbeds and umbrellas. Besides these facilities, a combination of cafes, restaurants and water sport facilities make them an ideal spot for a day on the beach, promising a vibrant atmosphere up to in the evening.

The nearest beaches:

Faliro Beaches: Bati beach, aprox 3 km from AVA Residences, is a public beach with no facilities.  Edem beach, next to it, is also a public beach but has umbrellas (no sunbeds), toilets and access for disabled people.  Tram line 2, stop Batis and Edem.

Alimos Beaches: About 5 km from AVA residences, you find Akti Tou Iliou, a private beach (entrance fee and a fee per sunbed).  On this beach, there are several bars/clubs. Kalamaki beach, next to it, is a public beach with no umbrellas and sunbeds. Tramline 2, stop Kalamaki.

Glyfada Beach: Various public beaches next to each other, around 9 km from AVA Residences. Glyfada area is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops, making it an ideal spot for a day on the beach and/or shopping. Tram line 2, stop  Plateia Vergoti or  Paralia Glyfadas, or Palio Dimarxeio if you like to be close to the shopping area.

Voula Beach: Located approximately 12 km from AVA Residences, has a public beach, with no facilities. Tramline 2, last stop.

Voulgiameni Beach: A private beach, about 18 km from AVA Residences, a popular beach due to its crystal clear water, sandy beach, watersports and its facilities. This beach can only be reached by car or taxi.

If you are travelling by Tram line 2, Delta Falirou or Tztziphies Stop, is the stop at Niarchos Cultural Centre, a few minutes walk from AVA Residences.


Piraeus, the bustling port city of Greece, offers a variety of attractions and points of interest for visitors to explore.
Here are some of the top places to visit in Piraeus:
– Archaeological Museum of Piraeus: This museum showcases artifacts and exhibits from ancient times, providing
insight into the history of the region
– Municipal Theatre of Piraeus: Built in the early 20th century, this historic theater hosts performances and cultural
events throughout the year.
– Zea Marina: One of the largest marinas in Greece, Zea Marina is a hub of activity with luxury yachts, shops, and
waterfront dining options.
– Piraeus Flea Market: A bustling market where you can shop for antiques, souvenirs, clothing, and more.
– Church of Saint Nicholas: This beautiful church, located near the port, is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors
and offers a peaceful place for reflection.
– Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus: Housed in a neoclassical building, this gallery features a collection of Greek and
international art.

Kastella area in Piraeus is a charming neighborhood located on a hill overlooking the port of Piraeus and provides a peaceful escape from the bustling city below. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the narrow, winding streets of Kastella and admire the beautiful neoclassical architecture of the old mansions that line the hill. As you ascend to the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the port, the surrounding islands, and the Saronic Gulf.
At the foot of the picturesque Kastella, there are 2 yacht marinas. Mikrolimano and Pasalimani, at a walking distance to each other known for their vibrant atmosphere. These scenic harbor areas are lined with charming cafes excellent seafood restaurants. Here, visitors can indulge in fresh seafood, traditional Greek dishes, and international cuisine while enjoying views of the marina and the sea.