Greece removes ancient sites, museums, from development list

North Portico in Knossos, Crete, Greece
North Portico in Knossos, Crete, Greece Image: Bernard Gagnon (wikimedia)

Greece’s government has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development under the country’s bailout terms.

The culture ministry said Tuesday that following careful cross-checks, 2,330 properties were taken off the portfolio of state-owned real estate scheduled for development over the next 99 years.

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