Greenways was founded in Athens, Greece in 1997 by Karolos Chanikian and Antonis Skordilis and operated as the limited company Chanikian-Skordilis until 2012. Currently the leading-edge landscape architecture, environmental and urban design practice is owned and directed solely by Karolos Chanikian. Greenways comprises highly skilled professionals with different disciplinary backgrounds, experienced in creating landscapes based on natural processes and addressing all the key issues of each project. A wide variety of mostly native plant species is used to create sound and sustainable landscapes. Forms and materials are chosen with an eye to preventative maintenance, creating environments of high spatial quality while enhancing the uniqueness of the Mediterranean landscape.