The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) National Federation held its first co-organised event to promote The Ellinikon project in Athens to Australian audiences.

On the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport the massive urban renewal project promises to revitalise the enormous grounds of the former airport.

The HAACI NF hosted numerous events across Australia last week as they introduced the AUD$13 billion project spanning 620 hectares currently under development in Athens.

Events were hosted by the respective Hellenic Australian Chambers in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and the Northern Territory, in collaboration with the Limnios Property Group, Marketing Partners, with roughly 400 people in attendance.

(L-R) Dr Elena Limnios, President HACCI WA, Antiopi Orkopoulos HACCI WA Committee member, Gina Karasiotou Consul of Greece in Perth and James Limnios Managing Director Limnios Property Group, at The Ellinikon event held in Perth. Photo: Supplied

The guests at the events in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Darwin all got a glimpse of the project and the promised positive implications it could have for future residents and visitors.

The events brought together members of the Hellenic Australian business community, industry leaders, government representatives, prospective investors, and friends of the Greek Australian community.

The events included live-stream presentations directly from Athens by Andreas Kambanellas, Commercial Director Residential at LAMDA Development, with the Perth event also featuring Stratos Chalkiadakis, Senior Residential Sales Operations Manager.

The presentations highlighted the project’s unique design, innovative use of space, and its commitment to environmental responsibility, including recycling existing concrete from the site.

The entire site will include 2 million square metres of parkland, high-rise buildings, shopping, leisure, sports and entertainment precincts, and a state-of-the-art marina, with The Ellinikon designed as a 15-minute city.

James Limnios Managing Director Limnios Property Group and HACCI National Federation Council Chair Fotini Kypraios, at The Ellinikon event held in Melbourne. Photo: Supplied

Several neighbourhoods of the project are set to be completed by 2026, including the Ellinikon Riveria Tower, which will be Greece’s tallest building.

Fotini Kypraios, Chair of HACCI NF and HACCI Victoria, stressed her pride in presenting the project to Australia as an avenue to strengthen ties between Greek and Australian business communities.

“It was such a great privilege to have an exclusive guided tour of this visionary project; it is truly a case where legacy meets innovation, and this why it is perfectly aligned with HACCI, with our vision and our mission,” the HAACI NF Chair said.

“The Ellinikon is exactly the type of connection we had in mind. A world-leading development project, it places Athens in the forefront of modern sustainable urban planning.”

Andreas Kambanellas, Commercial Director Residential at LAMDA Development S.A., taking a question from the audience via video call, at the HACCI National Federation event held in Melbourne. Photo: Supplied

She added her admiration for this project as a sign of Greece’s forward-thinking and modern entrepreneurship.

Dr Elena Limnios, President of HACCI WA, praised The Ellinikon as an illustration of the “next generation of governance, economic prosperity and sustainable development in Greece”.

Angela Tomazos, Chair of HACCI NT, added that “The Ellinikon showcase truly highlighted the commitment to redefining the urban landscape”.

James Limnios, Managing Director of Limnios Property Group, who coordinated the presentation and discussion, addressed their intention to promote this project further in the country and the significant investment opportunity.

“We plan to implement an innovative marketing campaign that will ensure that a wide cross section of Australians is aware of the once in a lifetime opportunity of investing in unique global urban development that is already achieving a 25 per cent capital growth rate for early buyers because of the prime coastal and geographical location of the development,” Limnios said.

James Limnios presents The Ellinikon development at the HACCI National Federation event in Adelaide. Photo: Supplied