Greece considers special areas for rowdy holidaymakers

Greece considers special areas for rowdy holidaymakers

The Greek authorities are considering setting up special zones for rowdy tourists following the murder of a British holidaymaker in Crete.

The idea will be discussed when mayors of Zakynthos, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes and Kos hold a mini-summit in Athens later this year, The Guardian reports.

Officials from the tourism ministry and representatives from the British embassy are expected to attend the event.

Zacharais Doxastakis, mayor of Malia, where 19-year-old Tyrell Matthews-Burton was fatally stabbed last week, said: “As we all face similar problems, we will meet in October to discuss taking further measures to deal with them.

“In our case we are even considering setting up special zones outside the town… for young visitors who insist on behaving like this, and locals who want to go on hosting them.”

Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 19, from London, appeared before magistrates in Crete. He was detained pending trial.

Litchmore-Dunbar denies charges of premeditated murder and possession of a weapon.


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