Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1992
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/595/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
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UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/595/
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
Decision Adopted: 18 BUR VI.B
This site, which was inscribed in 1992, is threatened by the expansion of activities linked with tourism. The avenues and surrounding area of the archaeological site are threatened by urbanism and the construction of hotel complexes. Moreover, the archaeological site is subject to vibrations from the nearby airport which now accommodates large carriers, and for which an extension is planned.
The Bureau requested the World Heritage Centre to request the Greek authorities to ensure that the Antiquities Law is strictly observed, so as to limit threats weighing on the site due to tourist development activities and notably the construction of hotels in the zone of Pythagoreion. In view of the danger caused by increased air traffic, the authorities should be requested to halt possible plans to extend the airport and preferably to identify a more appropriate site.