Government cracks down on sun lounger sprawl as public mood towards tourism sours

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tourism

With the holiday season in full swing, a growing swell of public protest against the over-expansion of businesses on beaches has forced the government to promise stricter enforcement of the rules on the use of public space.

The so-called “beach towel movement”, in which locals have taken to the beaches to protest against what they describe as the illegal occupation of the seafront by businesses, is the latest sign that public sentiment is turning against some of the excess...

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