Walking in Glyfada, in the neighborhood of the old airport of Elliniko. A nice place to live especially after the final decision of building a metropolitan park along with residential and commercial areas. The old airplanes, of Olympic airways, remain as a reminder of another era.
Ellinikon International Airport, sometimes spelled Hellinikon (Greek: Ελληνικόν) was the international airport of Athens, Greece for 63 years up until 28 March 2001, when it was replaced by the new Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos. The grounds of the airport are located 7 kilometres south of Athens, and just west of Glyfada. It was named after the village of Elliniko (Elleniko), now a suburb of Athens. The airport had an official capacity of 11 million passengers per year, but had served 13.5 million passengers during its last year of operations.
The former airport is now the site of a major development for coastal Athens which came under criticism because well preserved historic buildings (from the 1930s) 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.
Places i walked in this video
0:00 El. Venizelou avenue
11:20 Athens old Airport
12:30 Pergamou str
15:30 Kritis str
25:50 Ikarias str
23:28 Irakliou str
39:40 Ilias str
47:20 Charilaou Trikoupi str
55:28 Rethimnou str
58:17 El. Venizelou avenue
Location: Glyfada, Athens, Greece
Filmed: August 2021
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