Ministry OKs tourism development but obstacles remain

The Environment Ministry has given the initial green light for a large tourist development at Atalanti in central Greece, but legal obstacles relating to the use of the land still have to be overcome.

The development, to be called Atalanti Hills, will consist of three hotels, three golf courses and 3,712 holiday homes.

It will cover 1,200 hectares but almost all of this area is registered as forestland, which cannot be built on.