Fines and trash

Mr. Michalopoulos’ companies continue accumulating fines for environmental and urban planning violations. In a document dated April 24, 2024, the Santorini Urban Planning Office informs company 105 SA and the relevant public agencies in Ios about an inspection that it conducted at Koumbara in the area where the stream lies. According to the inspection, part […]

Important developments on Koumbara, part 1 – Victory at the Supreme Court!

During the two months that elapsed since our last post, two important developments on the Koumbara case took place. Koumbara used to be a spectacularly beautiful beach in Ios, connected to an islet called Diakofto via a narrow path made by small rocks. Koumbara and Diakofto have been damaged significantly because of illegal constructions by […]

Concrete Bridges

In Ios, the beaches are not only occupied by umbrella seats. It is also occupied by concrete bridges! These bridges, on Koumbara beach, were built by a businessman to connect the beach by road with the rocky island of Diakofto where he has built his house.    The bridges are illegal and a suspended prison sentence […]

Ios Live on Ant1 News

Antenna TV presented a news story about the upcoming visit of the Appelate Prosecutor of the Aegean Mr Odysseas Tsorbatzoglou to Ios. The video is available here. The news story makes reference to the complaints of the association “Sindesmos Iiton”, which the Prosecutor will investigate, and includes an interview by Mr Andreas Zamanos, the association’s […]

New fine of 132000 Euros to 105 SA for environmental violations in Koumbara area

The Regional Government of the Southern Aegean imposed a 132000 Euro fine to company 105 SA for twelve violations of environmental and building laws in the Koumbara-Diakofto area of Ios (decision ΑΔΑ ΨΛ567ΛΞ-ΩΘΑ published οn 10 May 2023). The violations were documented during an inspection by the Environmental Directorate of the Regional Government in October […]

A Victory For The Ios Environment

A major new victory in the fight to protect the environment of Ios was achieved yesterday. The three-member Aegean Court of Appeal in Syros sentenced the legal representative of the company 105 SA to a nine-month suspended prison term for environmental violations in the Koumbara area of Ios. This legal representative was previously sentenced to […]

The 8 Violations of Koumbara Diakofto

During a 2018 Environmental Inspection on the project “Complex Tourist Accommodation at Koumbara-Diakofto” by project developer 105 AE, the Environmental Inspectors of the N. Aegean Region found, among other items, 8 violations of the legislation. Four years later, the 8  violations remain “unexecuted” by the Prefecture of Milos and the agent for environmental issues of […]

The Removal Of Illegal Cabins

24 cabins, which were placed within the property of the “investor” LUCAS AE and the site of the Calilo hotel, have been removed. The placement of the houses had been done by the “investor” in violation of articles 2, 3, 7 and 9 of PD 587D/81 – which prohibit the placement of similar constructions in […]

105 SA trial postponed

In December 2021, the three-member first-instance court of Naxos imposed a 16-month suspended prison sentence to the legal representative of 105 SA for environmental and building violations in the Koumbara area. The environmental violations are those documented in the 2016 report by the Environment Inspectors of the Ministry of Environment. Save Ios were represented in […]