Government agencies are intensively monitoring remote coastal areas across Greece using the MyCoast app, aiming to enforce new regulations that started January 1 of this year and prevent any irregularities in efforts to aid in sea protection.

Land registry officials will conduct field inspections, following tax audit protocols without geographical limitations to avoid jurisdictional complications.

The audit strategy begins with MyCoast, the platform where reports of misconduct are documented.

Among the roughly 8,900 complaints received, priority is given to the 1,100 cases involving identified complainants, categorized by region and concession type.

Already, 600 of these complaints have been reviewed, focusing on 10 specific regions slated for upcoming inspections. These efforts are not limited to high-profile tourist destinations like the islands of Rhodes and Paros in the Aegea Sea but extend to less frequented beaches as well.

Northern Greece’s Halkidiki region is particularly under scrutiny due to rising reports of violations and arbitrary actions.

However, cases related to business disputes require thorough investigation. For example, numerous complaints emerged from Parga, a seaside town on mainland Greece, prompting inspections by the Ministry of finance, though no infractions were detected.

Further analysis revealed that anonymous complaints originated from two IP addresses, leading to the identification of two entrepreneurs with conflicting interests in the area.

Despite these complexities, stringent audit procedures remain in place, highlighting the continued importance of reports through MyCoast to raise the effectiveness in sea protection.