by Kleanthis Antoniou
It’s always awful discussing natural destruction, where dozens of lives have been lost in the most horrific ways.
The strong winds, high temperatures, and the site itself, a summer resort for capital citizens – usually of average to low income. In July, the resorts are full of working class people who made time for a quick trip to the coast, an hour away from Athens. (Those with higher incomes tend to visit and build on more prestigious areas.)
But there is a dangerous undercurrent. Of the habits of the Greek owner-class using arson to get round land and planning laws.