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License for building near Acropolis revoked by Greece’s Ministry of Culture


License for a building permit near the Acropolis has been revoked, announced Greece’s Ministry of Culture yesterday.

The nine-story building that is under construction near the Acropolis, on Missaraliotis Street in the area of Makrigianni, caused major protests by locals who said the building obstructed the view of the Parthenon.

The license had been granted in October 2018 and the Ministry announced that after an inspection by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the country’s top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, found that the structure is not in harmony with the surrounding cityscape and will disrupt the view to the ancient citadel.

The Ministry also found that the 2018 license was issued without a prior decision by the Environment Ministry on guidelines protecting a listed building inside the property.

The ministry said that any challenge to the decision by the property owner would require “an extensive archaeological survey,” as antiquities have been discovered on the site.

*Source: Kathimerini


This post was last modified on May 7, 2019 10:19 am

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