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Greece sells 110 of its best beaches in the name of “development”
Keep Talkin Greece ^ | 21 May 2014

Posted on 05/26/2014 8:48:07 AM PDT by Lorianne

One hundred and ten of Greece’s best beaches are on sale by Greece’s privatization agency, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) in the name of supposed “development” and “utilization of public assets”. In fact a sale off of Greece best beaches for cash so that the debt-ridden country can pay back its lenders.

The beaches plots are to be on sale with “50 years of utilization by the new owners.”

In the list of TAIPED are featured among others Myrto Beach in Kato Achaia, Vasiliki Beach in Lefkada, Kalmitsi beach in Chalkidiki and – what a shame – two beaches in Elafonisos, the small island between Peloponnese and Kythira, famous for its blue-green waters and light colored sandy beaches.

From the list of 110 beaches

Myrtoula beach, Kato Achaia area, West Achaia Municipality, Achaia

Korfoxylia, Magouliana area, Municipality of Gortynia, Arcadia

Agioi Anargyroi area, Municipality of Ermioni, Argolida, Peloponnese

Koronissia area, Arta

Kalamitsi, Municipality of Sithonia, Chalkidiki

Nea Propontida, Nea Irakleia, Chalkidiki

Nea Fokea area, Kassandra Municipality, Chalkidiki

Porto Koufo area, Toroni, Sithonia Municipality, Chalkidiki

Filizi area, near Naousa, Paros island, Cyclades

Apokofto or Agia Kyriaki, Agios Ioannis area, Tinos island, Cyclades

Ixia, Rhodes island, Dodecanese

For sale is a 175,000 sq m plot of Sarakino beach. While TAIPED warns the future buyers of Forestry, Enviromental and Legal restrictions, it notes that the investor could build Hotel and/or vacation homes.

However after the outcry in Greece and the fierce opposition by residents and local officials in Elafonisos, TAIPED announced the island beaches will not be for sale “now” but on a later point.

As the new draft bill for the ‘regulation of seashores’ foresees that the sold beaches must allow a small space for the public to use for free, it is really hilarious to see the plot of Sarakino beach for sale: it is marked with red ink. A tiny strip of beach is foreseen for free access for the public. The free beach is so small that it will allow swimmers to enjoy sun bathing most probably standing on their feet.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: greece; greecebeaches; seashoreregulation; taiped
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1 posted on 05/26/2014 8:48:07 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

“The beaches plots are to be on sale with “50 years of utilization by the new owners.” “

That’s not a sale...that’s a rental.

Not a very long rental at that...


2 posted on 05/26/2014 8:53:35 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

Greece will become a Russian colony before too long.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lorianne
I'm sorry! I thought it said Bit*hes.

My mistake!

4 posted on 05/26/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: dfwgator

Probably true.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 9:06:10 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: moovova
"That’s not a sale...that’s a rental." Beaches!!!!!!!
6 posted on 05/26/2014 9:11:27 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: moovova
Every warranty deed in America is actually a rental agreement with local government, in which they own, we rent.
7 posted on 05/26/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

And.....The majority of the rent goes to pay for the godless K-12 schools that preach the religion of godless secular humanism and teach children to worship at the altar of godless statism.

So?....Each time anyone writes a check for property taxes they should remember that government K-12 indoctrination camps are a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 9:21:57 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The beaches plots are to be on sale with “50 years of utilization by the new owners.”


9 posted on 05/28/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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