The Ellinikon Experience Park. A Park for all, a new way of life in our city.
Athens, 13 December 2021 – Just six months after the contract for The Ellinikon was signed, Lamda Development opens the Experience Park, part of the Metropolitan Park, to the public on 20 December and invites us to discover all it has to offer daily, from 17:00 to 22:00.
The Ellinikon Experience Park covers an area of more than 70,000 sq.m., which is part of The Ellinikon Metropolitan Park, at the site of the former Athens International Airport. It lies next to the three Aviation hangars, declared by the Ministry of Culture as Modern Monuments.
The Experience Park is the beginning of a new way of life. It is the ideal destination that awaits us all to get away from the daily life of the city, to explore, to relax, and to enjoy unique experiences close to nature. There, we will discover the spectacular interactive fountain with hundreds of water jets that create unique choreographies. An outdoor fitness area invites us to exercise and to stimulate our body and mind. For our young visitors, a wonderful world unfolds at the playground, with a variety of equipment, built in an environmentally friendly way, offering fun, adventure, education, and opportunities for exploration. Finally, the Zen garden is an oasis that offers the opportunity to connect with nature and relax in a place where a water element and Mediterranean nature dominate.
In the Park, designed based on the area’s biodiversity, 500 trees and 55,000 plants of Mediterranean varieties were planted. The project has been designed and built according to the principles of sustainable development, signaling a new, more environmentally friendly approach, from collecting rainwater to cover irrigation needs and minimizing the use of pesticides and fertilizers to utilizing existing materials to create architectural elements, such as benches and paths.
Especially for the holiday season, from 20 December to 9 January, the Experience Park, decorated and full of sparkle, invites us to live the most beautiful Christmas experience. For the first time in Greece, two exceptional light installations create a unique immersive experience. The Stalactite, an imposing installation, with particularly bright patterns, synchronized to music, with the signatures of artists Christopher Bauder and Boris Divider, and the Helios, an impressive light installation, designed by the Algorithm team that creates a landscape full of light, movement, and rhythm.
What is more, our Park is adorned with an imposing Christmas Tree, 17 meters high, with bright lights, consisting of 180 real trees that will be given for reforestation after the end of the holiday season.
Finally, around the Christmas Tree we will enjoy wonderful flavors from Akis Petretzikis, Elias Skoulas, LUKUMAΔΕΣ, ÉSOPHY, as well as ethnic proposals from Εsteban and Falafeladiko, in combination with many other surprises.
The Ellinikon Experience Park is much more than a park. It is the beginning of a story full of experiences, images and emotions. A special meeting place. Here, for everyone, forever.
Days and Hours of Operation
During the holidays (20 December 2021 to 9 January 2022) the opening hours are as follows:
Weekdays, Weekends and Holidays: 17:00 – 22:00
The Experience Park is easily accessible, with an entrance on Vouliagmenis Avenue, very close to the Elliniko Metro station. The Park offers free parking for the convenience of our visitors.
For the safety of visitors, the relevant procedures and recommendations adopted by the competent health authorities are followed.
For more information please visit: experiencepark.theellinikon.com.gr
About Lamda Development
Lamda Development, listed on the Main Market of the Athens Stock Exchange, is a holding company and is active in the development, investment and management of real estate. The company plays a leading role in the sector of large shopping and leisure centers in Greece and has successfully made a difference by developing office premises and residential structures. The development projects of Lamda Development include three shopping and leisure centers (The Mall Athens and Golden Hall in Athens and Mediterranean Cosmos in Thessaloniki) with 157,000 sq.m.available space for use, office complexes, residential complexes, and Flisvos Marina in Faliro. Lamda Development has undertaken the complete regeneration of the site of the former “Ellinikon” airport, which will be the largest private investment in Greece and the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. The company is a member of the Latsis Group.
Corporate Communications Director