Ellinikon is a suburb of Athens
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, Greece
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. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Elliniko-Argyroupoli, of which it is a municipal unit.

It is the home of the Ellinikon International Airport
Ellinikon International Airport
Ellinikon International Airport , sometimes spelled Hellinikon was the international airport of Athens, Greece for sixty years up until 2001 when it was replaced by the new Athens International Airport. It is located south of Athens, and just west of Glyfada...

, now replaced by Eleftherios Venizelos. One third of the municipal unit is covered by the airport site. The Ellinikon Olympic Complex included the Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Centre, the Olympic Hockey Centre, the Baseball Centre and Softball stadium.

Much of the residential area is in the eastern part of Ellinikon, while the western part is smaller. A local controversy surrounds a new stadium to be built for Panathinaikos
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, as many favour the Goudi team instead. Forested land dominates around the beach and the areas has some nightclubs; the area is located near the quarter of Agios Kosmas.

Recent developments

Prices of residences have risen in recent years. This is due to several reasons: Ellinikon is not only well connected to the centre of Athens through the new line of the Athens metro
Athens Metro
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, but the biggest park in Attica
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 is to be formed at the former terrain of the Ellinikon Airport
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Government and infastructure

The Greek Civil Aviation Authority has its head office in Ellinikon.


Ellinikon has an average annual temperature of 18.2°C and receives 364.8 mm (14.36 in) of precipitation per year. with strong Mediterranean influences and sunny weather throughout the year.

Historical population

Year Population
1981 11,498
1991 13,517
2001 16,740

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