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Greek Ministry Decides Hotels with Ports to Pay Rent

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Hotels which operate tourist ports or marinas on their premises will be required to pay an annual rent, according to a decision issued this week by Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

According to a ministry statement, the decision is aimed at “restoring” conditions of fair competition and including hotel marinas or berths under the law for all port facilities.

Photo © Anthony Kitsopoulos

Photo © Anthony Kitsopoulos

More specifically, the annual fee will be determined on the basis of a formula as foreseen by Law 4582/2018 and applicable to all tourist boat shelters, marinas and mooring facilities.

Greek hotels with port or marina facilities currently in operation, according to Greek daily Naftemporiki, are: Porto Elouda Mare (28 berths), Nana Beach (20 berths), Creta Panorama (45 berths), Mirabello Beach (30 berths), Fodele Vip Thalasso (50 berths), Blue Palace (11 berths), and Hellas Holiday Hotels SA (17 berths) – all on Crete; Porto Bello, Kos (26 berths); and Club Mediterranee Gregolimano, Evia (32 berths).

The decision comes as part of the tourism ministry’s efforts to increase revenues. Theoharis told public broadcaster last month that the ministry was taking “corrective actions” for the year ahead.

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