which maritime spatial plans exist?

There is currently no legally binding national MSP plan in Greece. MSP issues are addressed in Special Frameworks for Spatial Planning covering specific sectors. In particular sectoral plans have been elaborated so far for aquaculture, tourism, industry and renewable energy, which include spatial planning guidelines for the land-based, coastal and marine segments of each sector. Greece has alson been involved in numerous trans-national MSP project which led to the development of pilot plans in different regions. 

MSP legislation

Law 4546 (GG 101/A/12-June-2018) transposes the EU MSP Directive (2014/89) into the Greek legal system.  

According to the provisions of the Law 4546/2018, Maritime Spatial Planning is to be subject to consultation with sectoral ministries, regional authorities and the public. It is also to be subject to an opinion/advice from the National Spatial Planning Council. 

national msp authority

The main responsibility for Maritime Spatial Planning at the national and regional levels lies within the competences of the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Implementation tasks are delegated hierarchically to the General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment - Directorate General of Spatial Planning - Directorate of Spatial Planning, which has the jurisdiction for terrestrial and maritime spatial planning at national, sectoral, regional and sub-regional level.  



Ministry of the Environment and Energy


Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy

In Charge of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment

Mr Oikonomou Dimitris

E mail:

Ph.: + 30 210 6475169


General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment

General Secretary: Mr Bakogiannis  Efthimios


Ph.: +30 210 6475169


Directorate General of Spatial Planning

General Director: Ms Kotini Georgia


Ph.: +30 213 1515728


Directorate of Spatial Planning

Director: Ms Foteini Stefani 

E-Mail: ,

Ph.: +30 213 1515362


Department of National Spatial Planning Strategy

Head of Department: Ms Evgenia Lagiou


Ph.: +30 213 1515331

*Practices are related to studies and / or projects and not to a formal MSP process.



Last Update 30.04.2020