Elliniko Casino, reviewing casino in Elliniko, Athens
This page is dedicated to the -planned to be built- casino in Elliniko, at the south part of Athens.
The casino and hotel complex looks quite futuristic in appearance on the plans and will be named “Inspire Athens”.
Gaming is a big thing within Greeks, but tourism is uncomparably bigger! ‘Inspire Athens’ will bring a huge amount of new or repeat visitors to the Greek capital.
It is planned to have 120 gaming tables and 1,200 slot machines, as well as a luxury hotel, a conference center and a sports center.
There also seems to be an infinity-type swimming pool halfway up the hotel’s towers.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Company, which is working with Greek contractor GEK Terna, has won the bid to build the complex in November, 2019.
The expected cost of the gigantic Hellenikon Airport redevelopment project will be close to €9 billion.
This will be Europe’s first integrated casino resort and will include gaming-integrated hotels, convention facilities, entertainment shows, theme parks, as well as lux retail and fine dining.
The Greek goverment has made sure there will also be a metropolitan park along with shops, offices, sports and conference facilities, luxurius accommodation, museums, and shopping malls.
Cultural venues, health centers, educational and research facilities and a marina will round out the many amenities of the new Ellinikon area.
Watch a video about the resort and Casino in Elliniko to be built, hopefully soon.
Explore the Past and Future of Athens, Greece
When you think of Athens, Greece, you probably think of the Acropolis, the ancient ruins, and the traditional Greek food (Okay, hot weather too, which is true for 9/12 months of the year). Although these are certainly important parts of Greek culture, there is much more to Athens than the “usual” tourist destinations. It is this lesser-known side that we will help you discover. Our blog post is a guide to all things Athenian that will help you learn about the city’s history, its culture, and its people.
Athens was named the “new Rome” in the ancient times, but it is actually one of a kind, as is Rome. Tourists’ focus is on history, culture, and food, rather than heritage or religion, while they visit the museums and palaces in the greater part of Athens to satisfy the travel cravings. If you reached this far down, you should know this is not all about the Casino in Elliniko.
The city’s history
The Greek city of Athens dates back almost two millennia. Known to the Ancient Greeks as Olympia, the city was the site of the first Olympic games in 776 BC. The city was also home to the greatest general in the Greek army, Themistocles, and it was from the city that the Athenian poet, Athenaeus, penned his legendary account of Aristophanes’ defense of Athens from the Persian siege of 457 BC. Despite being in close proximity to their Hellenic cousins, the Persians did not take long to destroy the city of Athens during the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC. However, Athens became a vibrant center for intellectual activity in the 5th and 6th centuries, with a city known for its literary activities and the promotion of science.
The Acropolis (and the Acropolis Museum) is by far one of the most famous places in Athens. Located near the city center, the site has changed little over the millennia. It is the most significant landmark in Athens, and its architecture and views of the surrounding city are the ultimate tourist attractions. The Acropolis Museum is in the same spot as the ancient Parthenon. The Hill of the Squares Although the modern city of Athens covers 12 square miles, only a small part of this area is used for its original purpose. In the late seventh century BC, the center of Athens consisted of four major hills that intersected with the acropolis. The oldest of these is The Spina, on which stands the New Acropolis Museum.
Traditional Greek Food
This is a topic that there has been written a lot about over the last years. The traditional food served by the Greeks varies by region and time period. For example, even though pasta is now very common in Greek restaurants and cafes, it is not part of the traditional Greek diet. Meat is very much a part of the Greek diet and restaurants in Athens are chock-full of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and seafood, not to mention lots of the healthy and less-healthy Greek snacks that the locals love.
History of Athens
From ancient Greek history to the present day, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Athens was founded in 711 BC by the Greeks and was originally known as Eleusis, where it was the southernmost city in Greece.
What to do in Athens
There is no better place to get the true feel for what Ancient Greece was like. The ruins are truly unique, and one of the most impressive sites in all of Greece. Don’t miss the world-famous Acropolis of Athens. It is often referred to as the “most famous ruins in the world,” and its ruins are indeed breathtaking. The ruins are the best preserved from the Classical Greece period.
As you can see, there are many ways you can get to know Athens better and make it your next travel destination. We hope you choose to visit the city soon even before the Casino in Elliniko is built!