Attica beach bar

More demolitions of illegal buildings in Attica has commenced, with a beach bar operated by a hotel on the beach of Anavyssos being torn down on Monday.

Customers of the hotel were left shocked when they heard police officers urging them to leave the beach bar because demolishing works were about to begin. Bulldozers had arrived early Monday morning to demolish four illegally constructed buildings and several kiosks on the premises of the hotel located on Sounio highway.

Beach bar Attica

According to the environment and energy ministry, the execution of a demolition protocol for the specific building had been pending since January 1997.

The authorities have examined over 50 illegal buildings in the coastal zone and in forest areas along the Athens-Sounio coastline, while demolitions in the area of Grammatiko, eastern Attica, are in progress.

Moreover, demolitions of illegal buildings obstructing watercourses in Mandra are expected to start shortly.

According to reports, the government is set to proceed with a number of demolitions across Greece, including areas of the Peloponnese and the Ionian islands.

*Main image courtesy of Protothema.gr