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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

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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.

Athens

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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