The Hellinikon Project
The Hellinikon revitalization, the site of the old Athens International Airport, is one of the most ambitious development projects ever undertaken in Greece. This prime unexploited parcel of 6 million sqm will include a Metropolitan Park of 2 million sqm and a “prototype” city aimed to include business, research and student campuses and residential developments. It will also feature recreational and commercial uses: Attica’s largest retail mall, hotel complexes and leisure activities, and a new beach of 1km. According to estimates, Hellinikon will attract over 1 million new tourists to the region.
The Faliro Revitalization Project
The area of Faliro in Athens’ coastal suburbs has undergone a radical re-invention with the creation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. This outstanding new culture hub is now home to the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece, as well as the Stavros Niarchos Park, a spectacular green oasis and community resource.
The Βasil & Elise Goulandris Foundation
The newest blockbuster museum in Athens opened its doors in 2019 in the hip neighbourhood of Pangrati. The collection offers a panorama of the most important 19th and 20th century artists—including Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Pollock, Bacon, and Chagall, along with two floors devoted to 20th century and contemporary Greek art.
The Arsakeio Food Court
A major property lease agreement is set to transform the Arsakeio arcade in the heart of central Athens into a multiplex food court and mini shopping centre, with an emphasis on traditional Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet.
Τhe National Art Gallery of Greece
The new building of the National Art Gallery of Greece was unveiled on March 24, 2021. After eight years of renovation After a bold refit, one of Greece’s most important art museums has now reopened its doors to the capital’s art enthusiasts. In its new incarnation, the National Art Gallery joins the ranks of the other great cultural institutions that Athens has welcomed in the past 12 years. Today, it boasts a collection of more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures and engravings dating from post-Byzantine times to the present.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)
Housed in an iconic former 1950s brewery in Koukaki, the 18,142m2 National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) hosts over 1,000 modern works and plugs a key gap in the city’s cultural canvas. The permanent collection of 172 works by 78 Greek and international artists spans the genres of “paintings and 3D objects”, “photography and new media” and “architecture and design”.