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Mykonos illegal constructions : Hefty fines worth millions or euros, demolition threat

Authorities have imposed hefty fines to illegal constructions by two prominent bar-restaurant facilities on the island of Mykonos, media report, adding that the facilities are threatened with demolition.

A cumulative fine of 33 million euros has imposed on a beach bar in the Panormos area of the island.

An amount of €22.5 million concerns the fine for the construction of unauthorized structures and another of €11 million has been imposed for every year that the illegal construction was in place.

as the report in the main Mega news bulletin states, the cumulative fine imposed on a beach bar in Panormos amounts to 33 million euros.

According to local media cyclades24, a high fine of over 14 million euros was also imposed on another beach bar on the same beach.

The owner has the right to appeal within 10 days. Once finalized, the law allows for the suspension of the business if the owner does not proceed with the demolition of the illegal/unauthorized structures.

In addition to the fine imposed on this particular establishment, a demolition order for unauthorized structures at a beach bar at Psarou was signed on Friday.

The order was issued following inspections carried out by the Environment Ministry on the popular holiday island on April 4-11.

The owner in this case also has the right to appeal within 10 days against the demolition decision. Otherwise authorities will reportedly demolish the construction with the owner paying the cost of it.

According to the inspectors, the areas to be demolished exceed 500 square meters.

At the same time, there are many complaints about illegal villas and other buildings that have been erected near or even on ancient monuments of Mykonos.

Fact is that everybody knew about illegal constructions on the island, but authorities were mobilized only after an archaeologist in charge of construction permits was beaten up and injured last March.

*thumbnail: archive photo

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  1. what about wind turbines in NATURA zones?
    total silence….