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Greece Leasing Out Beaches for Business Use

The Greek finance ministry is moving full speed ahead with the lease of public beaches for business use including the rental of sea sport equipment, the placement of tables and chairs, umbrellas and recliners completing over 90 online auctions thus far and announcing an additional 130 in the pipeline.

The online auctions were launched as a pilot project last year granting the use of 61 beaches at rates 50.3 percent higher than the starting sums.

Hydra. Photo: © f8grapher, Shutterstock

Aiming to ensure maximum participation as well as transparency in the leasing and licensing procedures, a new law allows parties wishing to make use of shoreline, beach or river bank, to bid online. A total of 130 beaches across Greece, including Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Aegina, Rhodes, Crete and Kefalonia are up for lease.

Interested parties can apply online on the ministry’s Diavgeia site within seven working days of the ministry announcement.

In relevant news, extensive checks will be carried out by a Financial Crime Squad team during the summer months in order to ensure the shoreline law is being kept to.

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  1. Tom Mein Reply

    Full speed ahead, don’t make me laugh. I live in Crete and they have only just released the licenses for the beaches to have sunbeds and it is the middle of May.

  2. Peter Murry Reply

    These are PUBLIC beaches, SURELY they can’t do THIS

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