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Greece for sale?

Posted: Feb. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Greece is for sale

Greece's economy has struggled in recent history and as an effect they have decided that they are going to sell some of its public land. Although there are of course a few things that are off limits, for the most part everything is included, including police agencies that patrol the area. Legislatures in Athens are doing everything in their power to get the country out of the financial mess it's currently in.

ATHENS, Greece — Straddled with mammoth debts, the government has begun one of the biggest fire-sales in history — Greek-style.

Everything from police and tax agency headquarters in Athens to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are now open for investment at bargain basement prices as the government struggles to raise capital.

Take Afandou, a beach on the island of Rhodes. It could be yours for about $85 million.

Selling it could help this country recover from economic catastrophe. But that’s not how locals see it.

Elisa Malliaraki, 29, who owns a pharmacy in Rhodes’ medieval town, says losing public access would be “tragic.”

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