Athens Ellinikon Airport

Hellenikon Air Base, Αθήνα, Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Αθηνών

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Αθηνών, Old Athens Airport

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CoordinatesN375320 E0234355 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLGAT

In the 1940s

Athens Hassani airfield aerial view 1945
Aerial view from January 1945 - Viewing direction is approx. southeast. The image was classified as "Restricted". (Source: US DoD)
Athens Hellenikon Airfield in Word War II, 1945
Enlargement: Eastern part - Three aircraft hangars are visible here. The field is occupied by many airplanes. (Source: US DoD)
Athens Hellenikon with runway in Word War II
Enlargement: Runway and western part - Numerous aircraft are also parked here. (Source: US DoD)
Departed plane, Athens 1945
Departed plane (Source: US DoD)
Map of Athens Hassani airfield, Greece 1945
Aerodrome map, 30 June 1945 - At that time the airfield was called Athens Hassani. There are two runways - 025/205: length 1829 m (6000 feet) asphalt, 155/335: length 1829 m (6000 feet) asphalt. The map is classified as "Restricted". (Source: US DoD)
Range approach chart, Athens Hassani airfield, 1945
Range approach, 28 July 1945 - The Range beacon, identifier "HK", is located north-northwest of the field. Other airfields: Eleusis (Elefsis), Tatoi, Skaramanga und Phaleron seaplane bases. (Source: US DoD)

In the 1950s

NDB approach chart Athens Ellinikon Airport, Greece 1953
NDB approach (September 1953) (Source: US DoD)
Landing chart Athens Ellinikon Airport, Greece 1953
Landing Chart (September 1953) - There are two runways - 155/335: length 2250 m, width 50 m (7382 feet x 164 feet), 03/12: length 1800 m, width 60 m (5905 feet x 197 feet). (Source: US DoD)

In the 1970s

Old Athens Ellinikon Airport satellite image 1973
Satellite image from 20 July 1973 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s

2140th Information Systems Group, Hellenikon Air Base, Greece
Hellenikon Air Base (US) - Original title: "Members of the 2140th Information Systems Group conduct a standup for all of its operating locations" (Source: National Archives, 6413996)
Communication stations Greece: Mt. Pateras, Mt. Parnis, Levkas, Araxos
Enlargement left - Left panel: Communication stations, from top to bottom: Mt. Pateras, Autovon Sw.(telephone system), Mt. Parnis, Levkas, Araxos. Right panel: Hellenikon, ComSec (Communications Security), ... (Source: National Archives, 6413996)
Enlargement center - Left panel: Commanders special interest items, ... Wideband, Autovon Sw., Command & Control, ... Mobile HF, SAC, MAC. Right panel: Map of the telecommunications network, including 486L Medcom; left: Italy with Martina Franca station, Troposcatter line to the southeast to Levkas (Greece), from here branch off to Araxos or further east to Athens. From Athens to the north, east (Turkey) and south (Crete). The panel below shows "9MAY86" as date. (Source: National Archives, 6413996)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Radio beacons with identifier:

  • Athens Ellinikon / Ελληνικόν: Range "HK"
  • Eleusis NDB "LS"
  • Glifadha: NDB "HN"
  • Hassani: Range "HK", NDB "CR"
  • Kavouri / ΚΑΒΟΥΡΙ: NDB "SWA"

Air traffic control / Communications:

  • Athinai Approach Control, Athinai Tower


  • Aegina / Αίγινα, Anavyssos / Ανάβυσσος, Arsida / Αρσίδα
  • Fleves / Φλέβες
  • Glyfada / Γλυφάδα
  • Kalyvia Thorikou / Καλύβια Θορικού, Keratea / Κερατέα, Kifissia / Kifisia / Κηφισιά, Koropi / Κορωπί, Kouvaras / Κουβαράς
  • Legrena / Λεγρενά
  • Markopoulo Mesogeas / Μαρκόπουλο Μεσογαίας
  • Paiania / Παιανία, Paleo Faliro / Παλαιό Φάληρο, Patroklos / Πάτροκλος, Piräus / Πειραιάς
  • Salamis / Σαλαμίνα, Saronic Gulf / Σαρωνικός Κόλπος / Saronikós Kólpos, Spata / Σπάτα
  • Vari, Voula / Βούλα, Vouliagmeni / Βουλιαγμένη

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)


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Map of Araxos Air Base, Greece 1952
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