The shipwreck beach Zante – authorities are idle while tourists are watching it with binoculars

In short discussions are still ongoing regarding access to shipwreck cove (Navagio)  beyond our previous article explaining the idea of zones
Pressure is growing from tourist professionals to get access finalised for the season but not happened yet.

Meetings at meetings and outcome, scratch … Unfortunately, the days go by and after almost one month of the extended meeting in the Shipwreck, there has been no change or progress to solve the problem … However, what has changed is that every day the interest of tourists who want to visit the Shipwreck grows! They do so, of course, but then disappointed, as the boats can only reach a certain point in order for visitors to take a shot at the unique beach of beauty.
It is recalled that the decision of the Port Authority published in the Official Gazette Issue B ‘907 / 15.03.2019 states: “In view of the continuing need for emergency measures to protect human life and safeguard order and security and, by extension, it is in the public interest that, as a result of the natural phenomena of 13 September 2018 and of 26 October 2018, the fact that the provisions of this decision do not incur expenditure against the state budget and the current legislation, we decree: prohibitions approach-anchoring each motorized or non-motorized watercraft and the marine bath shooting ban in the Bay “Shipwreck” Zakynthos for the period from the publication of the present and until the relevant (n) and (p) relevant institutions are properly institutionalized and institutionally competent for the elimination of the risk due to the natural phenomena (s) concerned. 2. Infringements of this judgment, irrespective of the concurrent criminal or civil liability, shall be subject to administrative sanctions in accordance with Article 157 of Law no. 187/73 (Government Gazette 261 / A ‘/ 1973) as in force. 3. From the entry into force of this Agreement, any other decision that is in conflict with it and / or which relates to matters governed by it shall be abolished “. The offenders of this decision, irrespective of the joint criminal or civil liability, are subject to administrative sanctions in accordance with Article 157 of Law no. 187/73 (Government Gazette 261 / A ‘/ 1973) as in force. 3. From the entry into force of this Agreement, any other decision that is in conflict with it and / or which relates to matters governed by it shall be abolished “. The offenders of this decision, irrespective of the joint criminal or civil liability, are subject to administrative sanctions in accordance with Article 157 of Law no. 187/73 (Government Gazette 261 / A ‘/ 1973) as in force. 3. From the entry into force of this Agreement, any other decision that is in conflict with it and / or which relates to matters governed by it shall be abolished “.
Therefore, at this time, tourists enjoy the view from a safe distance through the boats and at the same time, the anxiety of the Zakynthians and boat owners, as well as those involved in tourism, culminates, when and with whom ways to approach and swim on the beach. On 14 April, the Municipality undertook to draw up an official document to answer the questions raised by the Harbor Master on Beach Safety.
In particular, the document would include the decisions of the municipal council to award the study to Professor of Geology and OASP President Efthimios Lekka and the approval of the study, the measures to be taken on the beach – according to the same study, as well and a clear reference to make sure that bathing is allowed on the beach. At that meeting, the Harbor Master had analyzed all the movements made by the service for the security of the area, through correspondence that had preceded the other services and authorities (Municipal, Mortgage, Regional, etc.) both during his own term as and earlier, noting that the Port Authority’s sole objective was, is, and will be, the safety and protection of the lives of citizens and the safeguarding of the public interest.
However, time is counting the opposite, and to date, the Municipality has not completed the process, resulting in a general delay in all the actions and measures to be taken from now on. The “shipwreck”, which is a brand name for the island, many of which have economically, directly and indirectly, benefits, and for which Zakynthos is the leading player in international exhibitions and social media, does not seem to be a priority for local authorities. Bureaucratic issues should be solved within a few hours or weeks! In complete inactivity, the municipal authority or the competent authorities seem to be waiting for the matter to be solved …
What is even worse, however, is that there will be a significant delay until all the necessary measures foreseen in the study are completed … But until the ban is lifted, the zones on the beach (based on the study) guardians and in general, to take all necessary measures, tourists will see the beach with binoculars. What do the local businessmen say? How did they explain that they came to Zakynthos but would not swim in the blue waters of the Navajo? How do they tell them they will not be photographed next to Panayiotis?
The passion should be done in all Zakynthians, a lesson. But the most important thing is to get a class and manage the wreck properly. Now all local authorities have to join forces and find solutions … In less than twenty days the polls can be set up, but local rulers should feel the responsibility now and launch the required procedures. Find an action plan and finally find the right way to manage the area.

reproduced from imerazante.gr

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