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Local Greeks pushed out as mass tourism takes over Athens

By France24
12 April 2024   |   8:19 am
In Greece, the success of the tourist industry is making it difficult for local Greeks to keep up with surging property prices. Short-term rentals are booming, while chain stores are replacing local retailers. Residents are being forced out, with more than 40 percent of their disposable income spent on housing – more than in any other European country. FRANCE 24's Nathalie Savaricas, Laurent Laughlin, Aris Dimitrakopoulos and Nikos Kollias report from Athens.

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