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Apokoronas Reef Diving Park Approval

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  • #47913
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        – Crete Regional Environmental Impact Assessment supports this new tourist attraction.

        – The large 15 acres (6 Hectares) underwater zone is referred to as the "Diving Park in the Marine area of Ormos Bros Gialos, Apokoronas, Chania"
        includes artificial reefs as well as two shipwrecks.

        Host dive boats will use the local ports of Georgioupoli, Almirida, Kalives Marathi and Bros Gialos when the new marine diving park becomes operational.   When? Who knows. At least this environmental assessment report’s approval is a start.

        More details here 

        Tags: Apokoronas, Reef Diving Park, Approval, environmental assessment, Chania, Crete, Greece

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            I’ve done some checking on this report. The place mentioned appears to be Ομπροσγιαλος (Ombrosgialos), which the locals pronounce "Ombroyalo". It is located on the coast (obviously!) below the village of Paleiloni between Kefalas and Drapanos, Apokoronas.

            I’m told that an EU grant will be required (I don’t know whether that’s been applied for) and estimates of the cost are quite high!

            This being Greece – and with EU bureaucracy involved as well – it could take years, although optimistic locals assure me "no more than 2 years".

            Θα δουμε!

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                sounds like thats where The Octopus Taverna used to be

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                    I think the taverna is still there but it was determined to be illegal and had to be abandoned. It was only called "Octopus" because brits couldn’t pronounce "Ombroyalos". Last time I was there, I ate at the adjacent shed, which has seating and serves souvlaki, etc.

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