Nikolas Georgiou Nikolas Georgiou

Photojournalist, born 1971, covering news in Athens, Greece. Work published in major outlets such as Le Monde, The Guardian, L' Humanite, Die Velt and others.

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Coptic Christians in Athens protest k...
By Nikolas Georgiou
28 Jul 2014

Coptic Egyptian Christians living in Athens, Greece protest the recent violence committed against the Coptic community living in Egypt. They staged a play depicting the attacks, followed by a prayer in both Greek and Arabic languages.

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The former Athens International Airport
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
29 Jul 2014

"Hellinikon", Athens' former International Airport closed its gates to passengers and it's runways to planes in 2001. Aviation services were transferred to the new "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport, built to cope with the demands of the 2004 Olympic Games that were hosted in Greece. Since then, Hellinikon has become a ghost airport in the outskirts of Athens, reminding passers by of another era. In 2014 the airport and the surrounding area was sold to the development company of the Greek tycoon Latsis. The development plan for the area, containing the former airport, is to be rebuilt with luxury villas, malls and casinos, sparking controversy with locals who would prefer to have a park open to everyone.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 4
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

A vintage shuttle bus of the once highly esteemed national carrier, Olympic Airways.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 5
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

An old Olympic Airways plane lays on flat tires at "Hellinikon", the former Athens International Airport.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 12
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

A view of the restaurant at "Hellinikon", the former Athens International Airport, which closed its gates to passengers and it's runways to aiplanes on 2001. Aviation services were then transferred to the all new at the time "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport that was built to cope with the demands of the upcoming 2004 Olympic Games that were hosted in Greece. Since then, Hellinikon has become a ghost airport next to the sea in the southskirts of Athens reminding passersby another era.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 2
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

An old Olympic Airlines Boeing 747 abandoned on the runway of "Hellinikon" Airport.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 11
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

The old VIP lounge, is now falling to pieces.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 8
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

"Hellinikon", the former Athens International Airport is seen through an abandoned aircraft.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 10
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

"Hellinikon", Athens' former International Airport, closed its gates to passengers and it's runways to airplanes in 2001.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 15
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
13 Jun 2014

The runway at "Hellinikon" that has been closed since 2001.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 22
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
13 Jun 2014

"Hellinikon", Athens' former International Airport closed its gates to passengers and it's runways to airplanes in 2001.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 23
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
13 Jun 2014

A terminal at "Hellinikon", Athens' former International Airport.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 24
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
13 May 2014

A sculpture outside Athens' old international airport, depicting a passenger boarding a plane.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 7
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

The former Athens International Airport, seen through an abandoned helicopter.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 1
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

The cockpit of an abandoned Boeing 747 in Athens' former International Airport "Hellinikon".

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 14
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

Old aviation control equipment at the former Athens International Airport.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 6
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

A view of the departure gates and the control tower at "Hellinikon", Athens' former International Airport, which closed its gates to passengers and it's runways to airplanes in 2001.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 3
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

Abandoned aircraft at the former Athens International Airport "Hellinikon".

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 13
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
03 Jul 2014

A destination sign lays on a baggage conveyor belt at the former Athens International Airport.

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 18
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
13 Jun 2014

An Olympic Airways airport shuttle bus at "Hellinikon".

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Athens' Forgotten Airport 16
Athens
By Nikolas Georgiou
13 Jun 2014

"Hellinikon", Athens' former International Airport, closed its gates to passengers and it's runways to airplanes on 2001.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. Pictured, a man walking in a corridor in ERT's headquarters.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. Pictured, the control room of one of ERT's studios.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. People shouted slogans requesting the restoring of ERT's signal.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. An employee is seen watching the crowds gathered to show their solidarity.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster ERT occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. A placard on ERT's fence reading, "fire PM Samaras, instead of ERT's employees".

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. Pictured, ERT's main entrance.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. Pictured a microphone, during speeches about ERT's future.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention. Protesters waved flags and shouted slogans accusing the govenment of a fascist act.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity guarding the headquarters from police intervention.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. ERT's logo seen through a banner.

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Greek State Broadcaster Under Occupat...
Athens, Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
18 Jun 2013

Employees at Greek state broadcaster, ERT, occupy the headquarters and keep broadcasting despite the govenrment’s decision to suddenly close down the company. Thousands of citizens showed their solidarity securing the headquarters from police intervention as for them, ERT's closure is a matter of democracy.