Protection of the forests and forest areas of the country
Greek Law 998 – Greek Government Gazette Α΄289/29.12.1979
Some articles of this Greek Law have been changed by Greek Law 4759/2020 – Greek Government Gazette 245/Α/9-12-2020
According to the law, free urban areas are classified as parks which include areas within cities covered by artificially created vegetation. Any change of use of those areas is prohibited. This law treats urban green spaces as inadequate, common areas where only infrastructure, projects and configurations are allowed that serve the protection and development of vegetation as well as the recreation.