Traditional Greek street kiosks to disappear

Traditional Greek kiosks known as ‘periptera’ will disappear from streets across the country in the following years.

Kiosk in Mykonos, Greece.

Kiosk in Mykonos, Greece. Image by NervousEnergy / CC BY-SA 2.0

According to a new bill to be passed in parliament, licenses won’t be renewed for kiosks that close down or if their owner dies. It’s estimated that there are 12,000 such kiosks across the country selling newspapers, cigarettes, soft drinks, ice cream, batteries and other merchandise. Some of them function like 24-hour mini-markets and along with their owners they are an important feature of neighbourhood life. Read more: 

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