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Businesses to Follow New Rules When Renting Space on Greek Beaches

Greek_BeachThe Greek ministries of Finance and Interior recently signed a decision that includes new rules for businesses interested in renting spaces on beaches to operate bars and cafes, local press reports said on Thursday.

According to the decision, Greek municipalities will be allowed to rent a space on a beach to an enterprise for up to two years. However, they will be obliged to share a sum of the revenues they receive from such agreements with the state (from 20 to 30 percent).

Stricter rental rules

Beaches_walkways_1The decision also sets out terms and conditions in regards to the types of structures that can be placed on beach sections when rented for commercial purposes.

Sunbeds and beach umbrellas must now be placed in a five meter distance from the sea as opposed to last year’s three-meter distance restriction.

Tables and chairs are no longer allowed to be placed on beaches by enterprises, while decking is banned as well, unless it is to construct wooden walkways for bathers. Enterprises will also not be allowed to put up awnings or other shade structures on the section they are renting.

In addition, only 15 square meters of space (as opposed to 30 square meters last year) can be rented to mobile canteens. The canteens are also forbidden to have sound installations.

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  1. Beaten up Greek Reply

    Truely the dumbest laws yet again from uneducated Greek politicians. Instead of promoting or assisting small to medium size business in Greece they pass new laws to create more unemployement ,which this will lead to. cut for the goverment 20%-30% +sales tax 23% +income tax 28% + costs doing business in Greece like social security + devaluation on capitol investment . Do they stop to think at all before they pass stupid laws ,NO. THEY KEEP FORGETTING THEY ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS THAT WERE VOTED IN TO HELP THE PEOPLE ,BUT THEY END UP KILLING THE PEOPLE.That is why Greece is in such a mess. In the birth place of democracy we are all guilty of theft before we are giving the opportunity to prove we are innocent .All Greeks are branded as thieves.The truth is all the politicians who pass these laws stole all the money and the man in the street is stuck with the bill. Thanks for destroying Greece you stupid public SERVANT

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