The Athens Circuit (formerly the Aftokinitodromio Megaron or Αυτοκινητοδρομίο Μεγαρών in Greek) was the first permanent circuit to be built in Greece, opening a few months ahead of the country's only other circuit at Serres.
The track is a multipurpose space that can accommodate any car and motorcycle activity and is also home to a branch of the California Superbike School.
Located on the outskirts of the town of Megara, the track is just 35k from the capital Athens, hence its change of name in more recent times. The brainchild of Christos Anastasiades, construction of the circuit began on the 200-acre site in 1994 and took four years to complete.
The course has a length of 2.1 km, with six right and four left turns and an average width of 11-12 metres. With the longest straight measuring just 580 metres this is not a facility on which you can get too much of a head of steam, resembling something of an oversized kart track. Indeed, while there is a full kart facility located alongside the main track, karts have also been know to use shortened variations of the road course as well.
During its lifetime the track has hosted domestic car and motorcycle racing, as well as events for names such as McLaren and Prodrive, a Ferrari festival and even a Supermotard world championship event.
The collapse of the Greek economy has had an inevitable effect on circuit operations, with few racing events currently scheduled. Things have recovered somewhat in recent years, with track day events being the mainstay of activity at the circuit.