Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, formally inaugurated on Monday the Ellinikon investment project on the site of the former Athens airport.
During the event, Mitsotakis said the project signalled the start of a new era for Athens’ coastal front and for Attica.
“We are now turning towards the future,” Mitsotakis said, adding that “economic prosperity must proceed in step with social cohesion, so that the benefit spreads” to the entire Athens-Piraeus metropolitan area.
Mitsotakis noted that the Ellinikon project will create wealth, over 70,000 new job openings, and provide an impetus to dozens of Greek production sectors.
“All these confirm the resilience of the Greek economy in the midst of a globally uncertain landscape, with the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis. Despite obstacles, large projects in Greece are moving ahead,” the Greek Prime Minister said.
Lamda Development’s Ellinikon project is a planned city of 2.3 square miles on the outskirts of Athens situated between Mount Hymettus and the beaches of the Athenian Riviera.
The development will consist of a luxurious hotel, entertainment venues, conference centre, shops, restaurants, casinos, a Global Centre of Pontian Hellenism, as well as a complete combination of high quality services.
Greece’s first-ever skyscraper, the 200-metre ‘The Riviera Tower,’ will also be built as part of the project.