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Greece starts clearing ground for Athens plan after long delay

Project aims to turn the Hellenikon airport, abandoned for nearly two decades, into one of Europe's biggest tourist resorts

On the plot, Lamda Development plans to build a complex of luxury homes, hotels, offices, a yachting marina and a casino at a total cost of eight billion euros.


GREECE started work clearing ground on Friday for a real estate project that plans to turn a disused airport on the Athens coast into one of Europe's biggest tourist resorts, three times the size of Monaco.

The former Hellenikon airport, a sprawling site of disused runways,...

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