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Fresh Support for Tourism Businesses in Fire-hit Northern Evia

Aidipsos, Evia. Archive photo: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

A new measure that reduces leasing charges for seaside property is aimed at offering additional relief to tourism and F&B enterprises impacted by the deadly fires on Northern Evia last summer.

The sum reduced by 10 percent was announced by Christos Triantopoulos, minister responsible for recovery from natural disasters, and applies to the use of seashore and beach areas in Mandoudi, Limni, Agia Anna and Istiaia-Edipsos – all hit by the destructive fires.

“This additional measure aims to address the problems caused by last year’s wildfires to the economy of Northern Evia and in particular to the tourism sector. At the same time, the implementation of horizontal support measures continues,” said Triantopoulos, adding that property owners in Northern Evia are exempt from ENFIA property tax payments for 2022.

General view of the burnt forest in the mountain near the village of Avgaria on Evia island. Copyright European Union 2021 / Photographer: Sotiris Dimitropoulmos

Last August, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Evia residents and business owners impacted by the devastating fires that ravaged the island for nine days would be receiving financial support. Among others extensive infrastructure upgrades, road network improvements, forest regeneration and the development of tourism facilities are among the key priorities set out in the plan for the regeneration of Northern Evia.

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