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Lamda Ready to Pour €2bn into Hellinikon Phase 1 Projects

Lamda Development plans to invest some 2 billion euros in the Hellinikon project in the next five years, up from its initial 1.1 billion euro plan.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closes, Announcement in Two Months

The winner of a tender for an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in Athens is expected to be announced in two months.

MGE Confirms Interest in 30-year Hellinikon Casino Tender

US-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has confirmed its interest in a tender for a casino resort to open at Hellinikon in Athens.
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Greek Minister Confirms Six Skyscrapers to Go Up at Hellinikon

Greek Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis has confirmed that six skyscrapers will be erected in Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.

Hellinikon Park, Casino Get Greek Gov’t Clearance

Greek authorities have cleared the next two projects of the multi-billion-euro Hellinikon venture, giving the green light for the construction of a resort casino and a park area on the premises.

‘Ithaca Odyssey’ to Move Ahead as Fast Track Tourism Venture

The Greek government is looking to speed up the procedures for the “Ithaca Odyssey”, a 650-million-euro tourism investment on the island of Ithaki.

Greek Gov’t Speeds Up Approval of Tourism Investment Projects

The Greek Development Ministry is speeding up procedures for a number of delayed infrastructure projects including Hellinikon, Kassiopi, and Afantou.

Greece in Talks with Investors for Hellinikon Casino Tender

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and Hard Rock International are said to have expressed interest for a license to operate a casino on the Hellinikon premises in Greece.

Hellinikon and Skyscrapers Get Green Light

Greece’s highest court has approved a presidential decree covering the terms of the Hellinikon master plan, including the construction of six skyscrapers along the Athenian Riviera.

Hellinikon Mega Project Incoming Gov’t Priority

The long delayed "Hellinikon" project for the development of Athens' former airport into a multipurpose hub, has moved to the top of the new Greek government’s agenda.

Lamda: Hellinikon Project Up in the Air

Lamda Development is claiming that the Greek government is creating “insurmountable obstacles” to its Hellinikon mega investment, putting the whole project at risk.

Lamda Blames Greek Government for Hellinikon Project Delays

Lamda Development, the consortium to take on the urban development of Athens’ former airport in Hellinikon, claims that delays on the project were strictly a result of government stalling.

Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

Messolongi Marina Project One Step Closer to Completion

A marina project in the Greek town of Messolonghi, is moving ahead, after revisions made to the spatial planning and environmental terms.

More Suburban Railway Stops Added to Peloponnese Line

Suburban railway services to the coastal town of Aigio in the Peloponnese, are set to start in August, and be extended to Loutraki.

Greek Modern Monuments Council Approves 3 Hotels for Piraeus Port

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given the green light to Piraeus Port's managers to convert the “Pagoda” building into a 5-star hotel.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Master Plan for Thessaloniki Expo Center Makeover on the Table

The creation of a metropolitan park is among the proposals tabled as part of a master plan for the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center's revamp.

Bidding for Greece’s Hellinikon Casino Opens

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has announced a tender for a casino license slated to run at Hellinikon, an €8 billion project to develop Athens’ former airport complex into a multi-purpose hub.

Athens-Thessaloniki Rail Line Opens for Travel

Greek railways operator Ergose has announced that the Athens-Thessaloniki rail line is now open and will be fully operational by the end of the month, following the completion of the Lianokladi-Domokos segment near Lamia.