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The Olympic Airways Plane That Almost Crashed Into Athens

It was August 9, 1978 when an Olympic Airways Boeing 747 almost crashed into central Athens, with the pilot avoiding the disaster in the last second

Elliniko Project to Start as Lamda Set to Pay First Installment

Lamda Development, the firm that is responsible for redeveloping the old Ellinikon Airport, will pay its first down payment next week.

Officials Say Mohegan Casino Project Could be Ready in Three Years

The CEO of Mohegan Entertainment, Mario Kontomerkos, announced on Wednesday that the gigantic casino development in Hellinikon would be ready within 36 months after building licenses are issued, while reassuring the public that his company is ready to take...

Athens Area Poised to Get First Skyscrapers at Hellinikon

After breaking ground Friday, signaling the beginning of work for the Hellinikon Project - the largest development and investment project in Greek history - the construction of the very first skyscrapers in Athens is set to begin. The project, on the...

Olympic Airways Museum to be Housed Inside Ellinikon Development Project

An Olympic Airways Museum will be built inside the site of the former Athens airport at Hellinikon, housed inside the airline hangar, as part of an 8 billion euro development project. Bulldozers have already started demolishing the airport buildings and structures...

American Gaming Giants Battle for Athens Casino Rights

American gaming giants Mohegan and Hard Rock International will battle for the rights to build a casino on the site of the former Athens airport at Ellinikon, as part of an enormous resort on Attica's coast. Mohegan has proposed a...

Central Archaeological Council Clears the Way for Investment at Former Athens Airport Site

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) on Wednesday removed the last obstacles to the re-issue of the joint ministerial decision which will pave the way for investment at the Ellinikon Metropolitan Park by Lamda Development. The decision of the Central Archaeological...

Greece's Ghost Airport Ellinikon Gets New Life (Video)

Ellinikon (which in Greek literally means ''Greek'') was the international airport of the city of Athens for nearly sixty years, from 1938 until 2001. Located only four miles from the city center of Athens, it was constructed just before WWII,...

Syriza Undermines Greece's Biggest Development Project (video)

Syriza lawmakers continue to block the biggest development project at former Athens airport at Ellinikon, which would open 10,000 jobs immediately and 40,000 in the long run while 7 billion euros would be invested. This is further proof that...

Greece Says 44,035 Refugees were in its Territory on Sunday

The ministry of migration policy said on Sunday 44,035 refugees were in Greece’s territory, with 8,904 located on the islands of the eastern Aegean, 10,987 in the region of Attica and 12,000 stranded in Idomeni, in northern Greece. According to...