Greece Considers Legalizing Buildings Inside Ancient Sites



The “Old Town” on the Greek island of Corfu. Source: Wikipedia

The Greek parliament is considering a bill that will make the legalization of private structures located inside archaeological and historic sites easier, according to reports on Wednesday.

The proposed provisions, brought forth for debate by the Greek Environment Ministry, will apply to areas including the medieval city of Rhodes, Hora on the island of Patmos, the Old Town of Corfu, and part of the archaeological site of Delphi in central Greece, Kathimerini reports.

According to the proposed procedures, interested parties who desire to legalize buildings or structures must submit an application to the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE). The final decision for legalization will then rest with the Culture Ministry of Greece.