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Acropolis, Athens

Factors affecting the property in 2001*
  • Housing
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2001
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2001**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

Following examination by ICOMOS of information provided by a group of residents on this building proposal, ICOMOS informed the Secretariat that it considers the project to be unacceptable due to its proximity to the World Heritage site, significantly blocking the view from certain points, and causing adverse visual impact at the historic site.

A request for further and detailed information regarding this building proposal has been forwarded to the Permanent Delegation of Greece. However, at the time of the preparation of this document, this information had not been received by the Secretariat.


Summary of the interventions
This report was not discussed during the World Heritage Committee session.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2001

The Bureau may wish to examine the information that will be available at the time of its session and adopt the following decision for transmission to the Committee:

“The Committee notes with concern the proposal to erect a building in the vicinity of the World Heritage site which can have a potential negative impact on its visual setting and integrity. The Committee requests the State Party to provide a detailed report on the project, and in particular maps showing the exact location of this project, by 1 February 2002.”

Report year: 2001
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
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* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.