Fresh obstacle to Elliniko, this time by culture minister


Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has raised a new obstacle to the development of the old Athens airport plot at Elliniko, whose implementation has already been delayed for years.

Koniordou has sent a letter to her ministry’s Central Council for Modern Monuments asking for the reversal of its decision on listed buildings in the area.

The council had decided that just one building should be listed, but the minister is now asking for the revision of three other buildings, partly accepting the objections of the "Struggle Committee" for Elliniko, which is against the development of the plot.

A Piraeus forestry office verdict on protected spots at Elliniko is also pending.