Athens’ Abandoned International Airport

Athens’ Abandoned International Airport

Athens' Abandoned International Airport Konstantinou Karamanli Glyfada Notios Tomeas Athinon Greece Κωνσταντινου Καραμανλη Γλυφάδα Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών, Greece The old airport of Athens , some people call as a Athens' Ghost Airport…Opened in 1938 and closed in 2001 after a new airport was built for the Olympics, Ellinikon International Airport sits abandoned without any hope for redevelopment.The Ellinikon International Airport has a colorful history that involves America, too. Built in 1938, just 4 miles south of Athens, it was soon taken over by the Nazis only to serve as a Luftwaffe base from 1941.Learning from that, the Greek government signed an agreement with the United States Army Air Forces, who used it as early as 1 October 1945. Greece came very handy for Mediterranean, African and Middle-Eastern operations in the next five decades.

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