State of Conservation (SOC)
Archaeological Site of Delphi (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:50,000USD
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Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Impacts of tourism; Lack of human resources to ensure the protection of the site
Current conservation issues
Following the sixteenth session of the Committee, the Centre learnt that the construction of an olive-packing unit was foreseen at this World Heritage site and, by letter of 12 March 1993, requested the Greek authorities for information about this project. By letter of 25 April 1993 the Greek authorities informed the Centre that building permission would not be granted until the prerequisite conditions for its protection had been fulfilled and that they would inform the Centre of the final decision concerning this project.
At its seventeenth session in June 1993, the Bureau took note of these assurances as well as those formulated by the Greek Observer, and the Secretariat was requested to collect complementary information on the protective measures taken, and the progress of the project. The Centre transmitted this request to the Greek authorities by letter of 3 August 1993 and will inform the Committee in the event that they receive a reply from the authorities concerned before its seventeenth session.
Analysis and Conclusion
Link to the decision
In response to recommendations made by the Bureau in June 1993, the Greek authorities informed that no permission had been granted for the construction of an olive packing unit within the protection Zone A.
No draft Decision
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Need to strengthen the protection of the site
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).