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WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:25 pm
by Marco
We have been in Stoupa for just over a week, having hired a car for the last 5 days, we have parked on the sea front daily to get a coffee or lunch and have seen the police pass a few times. Today when we returned to our car we have a parking ticket issued by the police and 40E fine. It would appear from talking to one of the local business owners that from June the 1st parking is banned on the sea front. I totally understand the reason for this, but there are no signs to advise, no warnings! The only visible sign advises no parking from 20.00hrs to 02.00hrs

How is anyone supposed to be aware?

This is a great way to alienate travellers to the area, and 40E we wont be spending with a local business.

PLAY FAIR, PUT UP WARNING SIGNS PRIOR TO ISSUING FINES.

From one very annoyed tourist.

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:02 am
by the reiver
8-) It may be that if you pay within 10 days, the fine is halved.

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:05 pm
by Marco
Thanks Reiver, will update when we pay on Tuesday.

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:44 am
by Marco
Hi Reiver.
We have paid today, the half price if paid within 10 days was withdrawn on March the 29th, Sod's law.

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:28 am
by bsamways
Thanks for the warning, better remember not to park there in future. This is Greece, however, and such things as "No Parking" signs etc., should not be expected. Should do as the locals do, not pay the fine.

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:06 pm
by The Real Stoupaman
Let's see if these 'restrictions' apply during the Greek holiday weeks!!!

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 pm
by Marco
There is also now clearway signs on the main road outside Katarinas, i can see the potential for further fines for cars parking on the roadside.

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:53 am
by bsamways
Sounds like parking meters or a "pay for" car park will be arriving soon. All those roads not earning any income must be tempting. I mean which village/ town centre can you go in England where there is free parking?

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:21 pm
by accystanred
Accrington!

Re: WARNING - fine forparking on the sea front

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:52 pm
by bsamways
I've often thought that towns and villages, offering free parking, would have a significant commercial advantage over those not, is Accrington a thriving town centre or has everyone gone to Stoupa?