Pilea Marina set to transform Thessaloniki waterfront

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GREECE: The Municipality of Pilea-Hortiatis has initiated a significant €45 million development project by announcing plans for Pilea Marina. The municipality will manage the marina in an effort to upgrade the area, generate significant economic benefits and create an important number of new jobs. 

The move comes at a challenging time in Greece, but local mayor, Ignatios Kaitezidis, decided the visionary project will contribute to the overall development of the Pilaia suburbs and boost Thessaloniki’s destination appeal with a modern world-class marina. 
The marina design includes berthing facilities for nine boat categories, ranging from small vessels (up to 8m/26ft) to megayachts (35-75m/115-246ft). There will be a total of 440 berths, making it one of the largest marinas in southeast Europe. 
Set within a project area of 39 acres (15.7ha), the development will include seven buildings for use as administration offices, sanitary facilities, bank, chandlery, shops etc. There will be boat repair and maintenance areas, a yacht club with terrace, parking for 270 vehicles, sports facilities, green spaces, walking and cycling routes.
Following the zoning permitting published in the Official Government Gazette, the Municipality of Pilea-Hortiatis and the Ministry of Tourism need to proceed with the signature of the project’s binding agreement, which will determine the rights and obligations of both parties in terms of the marina project. Marina construction will start further to an international bid to determine investor interest.


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