Ellinikon International Airport

Ellinikon International Airport, sometimes spelled Hellinikon (Greek: Ελληνικόν) was the international airport of Athens, Greece for sixty years up until 2001.
The airport was built in 1938. The Nazis invaded Greece in 1941, and Kalamaki Airfield (as the site was then known) was used as a Luftwaffe air base during the occupation. After World War II, the Greek government allowed the United States to use the airport from 1945 until 1993.
The airport was the base of operations by the Greek national carrier Olympic Airways.


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About Stamatis Gr

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10 Responses to Ellinikon International Airport

  1. Anna says:

    Πόσο όμορφο αφιέρωμα…

    Αναρωτιέμαι πού ακριβώς ήταν τοποθετημένο το άγαλμα του επιβάτη πάνω στην σκάλα επιβίβασης. Δεν το έχω ξαναδεί.

    Κρίμα που δεν το φύλαξαν για να δημιουργήσουν ένα μικρό μουσείο.

    Ο χώρος είναι προσβάσιμος;

  2. sky2bleu says:

    An incredible and moving series. Missing Athens…

  3. tms says:

    Great series Stamatis, it makes me sad to see the decay, but also happy because it brings back memories of the city I so much like (with the heat and the light and the dust all part of it). I am, in fact, glad I am subscribing to your blog!

  4. dave beaty says:

    great series Stam!

  5. sergio.leyva says:

    Wow, really impressive mate! Looks like a nuclear disaster or a war happen there. Powerful photos btw.

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