Sat, 05 Nov 2022
at Athens Hellenikon International Airport,
Ellinikon International Airport was the international airport of Athens, Greece for 63 years. It was replaced on March 28, 2001 by the new Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos. The airport was located 7 kilometres south of Athens, and just west of Glyfada. It was named after the village of Elliniko, now a suburb of Athens. The airport had an official capacity of 11 million passengers per year, but served 13.5 million passengers during it's last year of operations. A large portion of the site was converted into a stadium and sports facilities for the 2004 Olympic Games.
The former airport is now the site of a major development for coastal Athens which came under criticism because well-preserved historic buildings were demolished. The Hellenikon Metropolitan Park is being constructed with work beginning in 2020 and will consist of luxury homes, hotels, a casino, the Inspire Athens tower, a marina, shops, and offices to be built by 2025.
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