Forty percent of illegal homes are in Attica

About 40 percent of illegal homes that have been declared so far as part of an initiative to give them semi-legal status are in Attica, according to new data presented by the Environment Ministry this week.

Of some 244,000 properties that have been entered into the database after owners submitted applications to pay penalties that would protect the homes from further action — including demolition — for the next 30 years, 99,503 are in Attica, 44,287 are in central Macedonia, which includes Thessaloniki, 15,645 in the Peloponnese, 15,103 in central Greece and 12,692 in the southern Aegean.