SYRIZA’s Skewed View Blocks Athens Riviera Dream

Τhe old Hellenikon International Airport site. Photo: Eurokinissi/Georgia Panagopoulou

It’s about 11 kilometers, or almost seven miles and a 20-minute drive, depending on traffic, from the port of Piraeus, where the Englishman first met Zorba, to the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport on Athens’ coast, but you can walk it, although it will take a couple of hours, during which you can stroll along the sea.

This is the beginning of what’s laughably called the Athens Riviera, and extends, from Piraeus to the dramatically impressive Cape Sounion, some 62.8 kilometers (39.02 …

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