Hellinikon Airport

Construction of Hellinikon Resort Casino by Mohegan Gaming Set to Begin

Once the company is given final approval, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment plans to begin construction immediately on its 8.9-million-euro ($1 billion) integrated resort casino at the abandoned Hellinikon Airport in Athens, Greece. The resort casino is part of the larger...

The Three Investments that Could Change Greece’s Fate

The Greek government’s turn towards realism has raised hopes that foreign and domestic investors would grab the opportunity to transform Greece's economy and help bring the country out of the decade-old crisis. Already three massive investment projects are promising to...

CultureMin: Declaring Old Airport an Archaeological Site Doesn't Affect Future Investments

Declaring the site of the former Athens airport at Hellinikon an archaeological site will not affect the investment in any way, Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said on Monday during a visit to Crete. The Culture Ministry’s General Directorate for Antiquities...

Salting Greece

Historians claim that when Scipio sacked Carthage in 146 BC, he salted the earth to guarantee nothing would ever grow on Carthaginian soil. To further punish Hannibal’s mighty defense, Rome imposed impossible terms of war indemnity on those they...

Reenactment of Onassis' Jumbo 747 First Flight [Video]

The Olympic Airlines Workers’ Cultural Center, (POL.K.E.O.A) organized an event on December 8, aiming at promoting the historic space of Hellinikon airport, and the necessity of establishing an Aviation Museum and raising awareness on the subject. “Greece is the only...

Olympic Air: From Onassis Golden Age To Aegean Takeover

The merger of Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines symbolizes the end of a whole era. The gilded crockeries, stunning fashionable uniforms for flight attendants and pilots, as well as seminars of Olympic officials enrolled in Monte Carlo in the...

Captain Wei: We Will Turn Hellinikon into Dubai

“I will encourage Chinese businesses to invest in your country”- A Chinese fund is interested in the site of the old Athens airport in Hellinikon. The powerful man of COSCO, Captain Wei Jiafu, used the example of the artificial island-hotel...