Those visiting Athens will soon have to add one more destination to their must-see list: Elliniko, which, among other things, will host Europe’s largest coastal park, effectively doubling Athens’ green space, a Forbes article points out with reference to Greece and the importance of the urban regeneration that is in full swing by Lamda Development in Elliniko.

Greece, noted in the Forbes report, is a nation adorned with monuments and classical antiquities, so it’s hard to imagine anything new in this bastion of antiquities, but Elliniko will have a lot of new things to offer visitors. In addition to Europe’s largest coastal park, the Hellinikon development will include a beachfront hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, a 50-story residential tower, two shopping malls, a sports complex, casinos and a marina designed to accommodate large yachts. .

Elliniko promises to transform the Athenian Riviera

The Forbes report emphasizes the fact that just 25 minutes from Athens airport and just 20 minutes from the Acropolis and downtown Athens, the revival of the Greek coastline from Elliniko promises to transform the Athenian Riviera. The author of the article writes that the visionary behind this monumental project is Odysseas Athanasiou, the CEO of LAMDA Development. “Athanasiou and his team saw an opportunity in neglected land along the city’s coastline, which was formerly the Athens International Airport and also the site of the 2004 Olympic Games. This place was 70% cement and will soon be 70% green. The entire microclimate of the region is about to change. Because we’re starting from scratch, we can build a 15-minute city where you can be anywhere you want in 15 minutes,” Forbes reports, citing Odysseus Athanassios.

The article particularly emphasizes that efforts are being made to reuse most of the demolition materials that remain on the site, to be reused instead of being trucked off-site and disposed of elsewhere, as well as the project’s LEED certifications during construction.

There is also a mention of the Ellinikon Experience Center as well as an Experience Park that give a glimpse of the upcoming project with interactive displays and features such as gardens, water mazes and a sustainable playground. The Greeks share a fascinating history of creating timeless architecture that continues to amaze centuries later. Elliniko promises to be a destination that will be enjoyed by future generations, the article states, among other things.

It is noted that both the Experience Park and the Experience Center are already the two new landmarks both for the residents of the wider area of ​​the capital and our country, but also for foreign visitors. The Experience Park is the first part of the Hellinikon Park with a total area of ​​2 million square meters that will cover a third of the total development of Hellinikon, it was opened to the public at Christmas 2021 and to date has been visited by more than 2 million citizens.

The Experience Center opened to the public in April 2022, is located inside the Experience Park and is one of the largest and most technologically advanced visitor centers in the world, which includes an interactive exhibition that presents the innovations of Hellinikon’s work. It is housed in an area of ​​4,800 m², in one of three hangars of the Air Forcewhich have been characterized by the Ministry of Culture as the newest monuments of Greek history.