The Ellinikon

About The Ellinikon

A multi-dimensional development gaining presence on the Athenian Riviera.

The Ellinikon is a multi-dimensional development gaining presence on the Athenian Riviera.

The Ellinikon will set new benchmarks for the future of Mediterranean coastal development — for integrated, sustainable living; for iconic placemaking; for smart-infrastructure; and for its broad base of business potential, from tourism to innovative commercial properties to ground-breaking destination retail.

A collection of several communities will be home to thousands, supported by essential services available to all – such as education and healthcare.

All drawn together by The Ellinikon Park — one of the largest coastal public parks in the world.

The Ellinikon

  • The Ellinikon Park

  • The Ellinikon Riviera

  • Marina

  • Branded Residences

  • Coastal Residences

  • Park Residences

  • Health & Medical Facilities

  • Private & Higher Education

  • Sports Facilities

  • Sports Academies

  • Culture Venues

  • Hospitality & Hotels

  • Retail Destinations & Malls

  • Commercial Offices & Towers

  • Integrated Resort

Driven by world-class partnerships and led by LAMDA Development SA, The Ellinikon represents the largest privately funded investment in Greek history.

LAMDA specializes in the development, investment and management of properties across Greece. Noted as the undisputed leader in the shopping centers sector, LAMDA’s portfolio extends to the commercial, residential and entertainment sectors.

LAMDA Development is a member of the Latsis Group.

The Ellinikon leadership team

Odisseas Athanasiou

CEO Lamda Development

Odisseas Athanasiou, with a long experience in senior executive positions in Greece and abroad, holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at LAMDA Development S.A. for more than 15 years.

In his 9-year career in the U.S., he worked at Ernst & Young and Emerson Electric. He has served as CFO for Western Europe at Barilla, based in Paris, CFO at Diageo Hub Greece-Turkey and CFO for Greece at Titan cement company. He holds a BSc in Economics and Political Science from the University of Athens and an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin. Mr. Athanasiou is a member of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Greece and has served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Dimitrios Kitsios

Chief Controls Officer

Dimitrios Kitsios is the Chief Controls Officer of Lamda Development.

He has a 20year experience in managing / advising large scale Development programmes in the Midde East, Asia and North America across Real Estate, Energy, Aviation and Oil & Gas Industries. Before joining Lamda Development, Mr. Kitsios has been working for Archirodon Group in Managerial roles in Project & Programme Management, for Parsons Corporation as Programme Director, for Damac Properties as Vice President- Risk & Planning and most recently for Musanada as Performance Monitoring Director. Mr Kitsios is a Civil Engineer, having graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and holds a MSc in Construction Engineering & Management from Stanford University.

Μelina Paizi

Chief Development & Investment Assets Officer

Melina Paizi is the Chief Development & Investment Assets Officer of LAMDA Development for The Ellinikon.

She brings experience of more than 23 years in positions of General Management, Retail and Marketing at various multinational corporations, in Greece and abroad, including the ΜcArthurGlen Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Τoyota and L’Oreal. Ms Paizi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA degree from the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.

Angeliki Touziou

Chief Development Officer Residential, Sports & Mixed Use Tower

Angeliki Touziou, has been employed at LAMDA Development since 2003 and currently holds the position of the Chief Development Officer Residential, Sports & Mixed Use Tower.

During this period, she held key roles in project management, design and construction of the Shopping Malls (The Mall Athens, Golden Hall) as well as in the development of projects in the Balkans (Romania, Serbia), whereas since 2012 she has dealt exclusively with the Ellinikon Project. Prior to working for LAMDA Development, she worked for Freyssinet (Group Vinci) in Spain and Greece. Mrs. Touziou holds a BEng. in Civil Engineering from University College London and a MSc DIC from Imperial College London.

Our design & development partners

Lead Masterplanner

Foster + Partners Limited

Landscape Architecture


Project Management Consultant

Hill International, Inc.

Planners and Architects

Tombazis & Associates Architects
Urban Environmental Reformations S.A.

Design Management

RACE Consulting Engineers LP

Engineering Consulting

LDK Consultants
National Technical University of Athens
Hydroexigiantiki Consulting Engineers

Environmental Engineering and Consulting

Enveco S.A.
INTERGEO Environmental Technology Ltd

Maritime Engineering and Consulting

Rogan Associates

Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting

Edafomichaniki S.A.
National Observatory of Athens
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Geotopos S.A.

Other Partners

SLM Services
Ergonomia S.A.

Be part of The Ellinikon

At The Ellinikon, you will be part of a fully-integrated team of industry experts — working together to create an exceptional community and contribute to the future success of Greece

Explore our current job openings here

Create your candidate profile here

Be part of The Ellinikon

Directions & Visitor Information

Our goal is to promote public transport as the main way of access to and from The Ellinikon.

Together we will reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

The Ellinikon will be easily connected to Athens through its many transport connections:

Questions & Answers

1. When will The Ellinikon infrastructure development be completed?

Most of the phase 1 developments will be completed and open to the public by the end of 2025.
The Experience Park is a place for new experiences; a park that connects people with nature. It covers an area of 280 acres and includes 500 trees, approximately 55.000 plants, 4 plazas and many surprises! Also, do not miss the Experience Centre within the Experience Park!
Take a look into the past, present and future of The Ellinikon - Europe's most prominent urban regeneration project - through an extraordinary, interactive exhibition.

2. When can I visit the Experience Park and the Experience Centre?

The Experience Park operates daily, 9.00 – 22.00 and is easily accessible to everyone. You can find more details about the Park, as well as navigation directions, on our official website:

The Experience Centre is open from 9.00 to 21.00, daily. Book your free spot in advance and enjoy a unique, interactive exhibition that presents the innovations behind the most ambitious and sustainable urban regeneration project in Greece. Learn more, on our official website:

3. Where is The Ellinikon located ?

The Ellinikon is located in the south part of the city of Athens - the capital of Greece and the birthplace of the world’s first known democracy, with archaeological treasures such as the Parthenon.

Situated in a Greek landscape by the Mediterranean coast and surrounded by the metropolitan Athens, The Ellinikon is utterly unique in terms of position, scale and potential. It is located for maximum connectivity to central Athens, Piraeus Port and the Athens International Airport.

4. Will The Ellinikon be accessible to all ?

The Ellinikon will be open and easily accessible to all. Everyone will be able to visit The Ellinikon Park, the new Beach, the Marina and enjoy the site's 50 km of walking and biking paths. Easy access and the warm hospitality of people of every ability is a primary focus.

5. What is the timeline for The Ellinikon completion ?

The project has a planned development timespan of 25 years; this will be completed in several phases. In the first 5-year phase we will complete 45% of The Ellinikon Park including a network of pathways and open spaces, upgrade of the Coastal Front including creation of a new public Beach, as well as upgrade of the existing Marina of Ag. Kosmas. Additionally in this initial phase, transportation and operational infrastructure projects will be completed. This will include two new shopping malls and integrated resort, the creation of new sports facilities, the renovation of pre-existing buildings, as well as residential developments and hotels.

6. What are the social and economic benefits for Greece ?

The Ellinikon will be a significant development project internationally. Our goal for The Ellinikon is to become a leading center of economic, environmental and innovative development, an important tourist destination, and Europe's 'go-to' business center. The project will provide an € 8 billion investment in the national economy and is expected to contribute 2.4% to the Greek GDP, and over €14 billion in state tax revenues. The Ellinikon project is expected to create more than 75,000 new jobs.

7. How will The Ellinikon make a difference in everyday life ?

The Ellinikon will be a pioneering model for urban development with significant public areas dedicated to the common good. This will drive multiple benefits for all citizens.

It will be a new city with thousands of permanent residents and employees who will live and work in the area. It will attract new visitors, increase the tourist traffic in the wider area, and benefiting both the local and national economy.

At the same time, the The Ellinikon Park will offer 2,600,000 sqm of open public areas which will be an enormous benefit to the daily lives of citizens and visitors alike — a place to have fun, play sports and attend various events and exhibitions. The Ellinikon will be a new international cradle of culture.

8. How will The Ellinikon be integrated into the urban fabric of Athens?

The project follows a new model of urban development which is based on large common areas open to public. In The Ellinikon Park, green areas will be open to all Athenians. Additionally, kindergartens, primary and secondary education institutions, cultural centers and healthcare facilities will be created — all supporting new standards for higher quality of life.

The project will redevelop the wider Hellinikon area, while retaining the character and the cultural heritage of the area.

9. What is the estimated environmental footprint of The Ellinikon during and after the project’s first development phase?

The investment in The Ellinikon sets new standards for sustainable urban development. It seeks to become a global model for large scale "green” development projects.

Driven by a deep respect for the natural ecosystems, we plan the development of sustainable and technologically advanced infrastructure. This includes an advanced waste management system and alternative ways of saving energy. We will ensure easy access to The Ellinikon by public transport, by bicycle or on foot in order to avoid traffic congestion and achieve a reduction of pollutants. And, of course, a large part of The Ellinikon will be used for the creation of green and recreational spaces – open to all.

During the building phases, we have planned for the effective management and disposal of materials coming from the demolition and construction works. Also, our holistic planning ensures that construction is carried out with limited nuisance in the surrounding areas.

10. What will make The Ellinikon a ‘Smart City’?

The Ellinikon will be a model of urban regeneration with the integration of the most advanced technologies. This will include smart irrigation systems, smart water management, smart lighting, modern connectivity to the residents and visitors, and even smart buildings equipped with the most innovative infrastructure that ensure ergonomics and comfort.

At the same time, we will integrate smart mobility capabilities and infrastructures with intelligent traffic and transport management systems, and intelligent energy resource management systems to ensure sustainable energy consumption. Finally, the intelligent waste management systems will optimize waste- and waste-sorting efficiency with an emphasis on recycling and reuse of materials.