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MSP EU Legend 4

This map was compiled from different international sources such as EMODnet, EEA or Marine Regions. Information obtained from these sources was cross-checked with data from national sources. While compilation was carried out by the European MSP Platform, validation and quality assurance remain the responsibility of the primary data sources.

Basic facts on Marine Waters

  • Greek territorial sea, out to 6 nautical miles zone, covers approximately 92,095 km2. 
  • Greece has not yet proclaimed an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 
  • An agreement has been concluded with Italy concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf.  
  • An agreement on the delimitation of maritime zones between Greece and Albania has been signed but has not yet entered into force. 
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Maritime Spatial Plan(s) 

Status: MSP process ongoing

Greece has not yet adopted an MSP. Alongside the ongoing MSP process, MSP related issues are also addressed in “Special Frameworks for Spatial Planning” (terrestrial spatial plans - TS Plans) covering specific economic sectors. Sectoral plans have been elaborated so far for aquaculture, (2011, to be revised), tourism (under finalisation) and industry, (2009, to be revised), which include spatial planning guidelines for the land-based, coastal and marine segments of each sector.

In 2015, the THAL-CHOR I project aimed at developing MSP methodology and implementing a pilot project for the preparation of marine spatial plans in selected areas of Cyprus and Greece, through cooperation among the two countries. Those general objectives are pursued in the second project THAL-CHOR II (2018-2023).

MSP legislation

The EU MSP Directive is transposed into national legislation through Law 4546 (GG 101/A/12-June-2018) and Law 4759/2020 (GG 245/Α/9-12-2020) amending the previous one through Chapter 2.

National MSP authority

Greece's Competent Authority for MSP is the Ministry of Environment and Energy


Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy 
In charge of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment
Mr Νicolaos Tagaras
E-mail: (secdepmin[dot]per[at]ypen[dot]gr)
Ph.: + 30 213 1513 802, + 30 213 1513 804, + 30 213 1513 808

General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment
Dr Efthimios Bakogiannis, Secretary General  
E-Mail: (gramchora[at]ypen[dot]gr)
 Ph.: +30 210 6475169, +30 210 6475 101, -102, -103

Directorate General of Spatial Planning
Mr Konstantinos Dimopoulos, General  Manager
E-Mail: (k[dot]dimopoulos[at]prv[dot]ypeka[dot]gr)
Ph.: +30 213 1515728

Directorate of Spatial Planning
Mrs Elena Holeva, Director
E-Mail: (l[dot]holeva[at]prv[dot]ypeka[dot]gr)
Ph.: +30 213 1515362

Department of National Spatial Planning Strategy
Mrs Evgenia Lagiou, Head of Department
E-Mail: (e[dot]lagiou[at]prv[dot]ypeka[dot]gr)
Ph.: +30 213 1515331

Department of National Spatial Planning Strategy
Mrs Anna Spyropoulou
E-Mail : (a[dot]spyropoulou[at]prv[dot]ypeka[dot]gr)
Ph.: +30 213 1515 319

Department of National Spatial Planning Strategy
Mrs Elena Lalou
E-Mail : (e[dot]lalou[at]prv[dot]ypeka[dot]gr)
Ph.: +30 213 1515321

For more information

For more information regarding the evolution of the MSP process in Greece please see the dedicated country profile below.