Tatoi: Government Examines Plans to Restore Former Royal Estate

Restoration work on some of the protected buildings of the former royal estate on Mount Parnitha, dating from the 1870s, may soon begin.

Greece’s culture minister is moving ahead with plans to restore the long-neglected summer palace of the country’s former royal family, by boosting security over the past month and requesting the disbursement of 50,000 euros for the restoration of mobile items. 

In a meeting at the ministry on Friday, Lina Mendoni requested a plan of the work required to protect the crumbling 19th century Tatoi Estate on the slopes of Mt Parnitha, north of Athens.

The ministry has already installed a power generator and other equipment on the site, while the Central Council for Modern Monuments will discuss a study for the restoration of the estate manager’s residence.

The rustic 4,700-hectare (11,610-acre) estate is located some 25 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of Athens.

Greeks voted to abolish the monarchy in 1974, in a referendum held shortly after the army junta collapsed and democracy was restored in the country.

This article was originally published at ekathimerini.com.

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