Aiming to help with the current climate crisis, Athens will begin construction on two new parks in the Votanikos area.
With the construction of the new Panathinaikos stadium and the removal of the current stadium from central Alexandras Avenue, the area will be converted into a green space.
Covering over 60 acres, the park will be designed to improve the microclimate of the area and to contribute to the reduction of the urban heat island phenomenon.
According to the Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis, the new park will protect the city from the dangers of the climate crisis and will be preserved as a legacy for all future generations.
The new park is anticipated to be finalised in 2025 and will form part of Athens circle of major green areas which include places such as Lycabettus, the National Garden and Akdimia Platonos.