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Athens hotel ordered to demolish top floors blocking Acropolis view

Campaigners ‘overjoyed’ at landmark ruling but say review of planning laws still needed

A battle over the right to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Acropolis has resulted in a five-star hotel being ordered to demolish its top two floors, in a landmark ruling hailed by residents of Athens.

  • Helena Smith
  • The Guardian

Owned by Coco-Mat, the Greece-based mattress maker, the hotel — whose “breathtaking terrace” had been its selling point — opened its doors barely a year ago.

Citizens enraged about the ten-storey establishment blocking their own views of the citadel took the…

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