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Exploring Greece’s Abandoned International Airport • AVIATION ANALYST

An Olympic Airlines 747, once the proud flagship jet of an airline enjoyed by the likes of Hollywood actors, high-profile heads of state, and even Jackie Kennedy, glistens in the sun while sitting idle just South of Athens.

Hellenikon International Airport is abandoned and derelict, a living example of ‘when time stood still’.

For six decades, the airport served as the Greek capital’s main hub for commercial airliners. It was the Greek home of the ‘golden age’ of air travel, handling around 12 million passengers per year.

Olympic 727 at Hellinikon Airport

The airport had…

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