Fines threaten: Greece wants to ban “private beaches”.

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The Greek government declares war on “private beach operators” who seek to prevent access to beaches through walls, buildings, fences, vehicles, planters or other obstacles. Fines of 60.000 euros flourish.

The Greek government wants to ensure that beaches are open to the public and free of charge. The new regulation is also aimed at rental companies of umbrellas and loungers who believe that access to the sea can only be used for a fee. Checks should be carried out by the police, among others.

Plaka Beach (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Plaka Beach (Photo: Jan Gruber).