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New online database shows listed buildings

A government database containing details of more than 10,000 listed buildings and traditional hamlets across the country can now be accessed by the public online following a decision by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, the Environment and Public Works Ministry said yesterday. The database catalogs 9,567 listed buildings and 824 traditional hamlets, each with a brief history and photographs, according to Deputy Minister Stavros Kaloyiannis. Site visitors can search http://estia.minenv.gr for buildings by region or street name. «This database is proof of our intention to showcase our cultural heritage,» Kaloyiannis said. «Now every citizen can quickly and easily discover how, when and why… a particular building was listed,» he said. According to the database, the greatest concentration of listed buildings – 2,868 – is in the municipality of Athens.