A protest rally was held on Glystra beach in southern Rhodes on September 5, 2021 against an illegal development. The controversial construction, apparently a beach bar/restaurant, apparently commenced in February 2021, in winter and during quarantine, so as to go undetected. According to reports, the beach umbrella rental operators have only obtained a license from the municipality for a small canteen on wheels. However the new construction somehow managed to be connected to the electricity and water grid. The nearly completed building, which the antiquities authority, among others, are now trying to demolish is on a public land and within an archaeological zone. Such illegal constructions used to be the rule on many popular Greek beaches however central authorities have become more determined to stop this corruptive phenomenon in recent years. But it seems not all local authorities are on board yet.

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