The Ministry of Tourism hopes to activate the plan as soon as a legal framework is ready

The Ministry of Tourism in Greece and Minister Harry Theoharis recently decided to investigate a plan to develop the country’s peripheral marinas, especially those on some of the smaller islands.

The plan involves the simplification of the legal framework in order to involve less bureaucratic procedures, so the plan to be implemented within a year.

A fundamental part of the project is that the marinas will be autonomous and financially independent, while keeping to a minimum standard.

Currently, every island has some sort of small harbour or marina that can host around 10-20 boats. Most spaces are occupied by either local fishermen or boats that are hardly used, as they’re normally not subject to fees.

The plan is expected to be activated as soon as the legal framework is ready, starting with those islands that have either a commercial interest or play a vital role in the sea tourism of Greece.