For nearly half a decade, Google has been barred by a Grecian privacy authority from bringing its Maps Street View service online in the country, citing concerns of, you guessed it, privacy. After significant negotiation, last year that authority authorized Google to start using collected data from its Street View vehicles (which, in Europe, appear to be Astra diesel 5-door hatches) on Google Maps. As of yesterday, Google finally published the first street view images for Greece.


You can read more about the launch, in Greek, here.

DJDB.me, Mashable

David Ruddock
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  • george bakos

    As a Greek guy all I have to say is "Finally!!! "

    • redmafia

      Aaaabout time

  • thegermanguy

    Germany: still wrangling....

    • Thomas’

      Nope, abandoned.

      • thegermanguy

        Scheiß Bürokratie

      • Morten Ulveseth

        Austria also :(

    • Toboe

      All over Europe, streets can be seen on google.
      All over Europe? Nope, one country filled with unbend-able people keeps resisting the streetview.

  • clovervidia

    What happened to that unfortunate streetview car in the thumbnail?

  • Your Mother

    what is this nonsense about privacy in public places? If you're standing on the street corner and somebody photographs you there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

    • Eran

      Except beating up the bastard.

  • Kostas

    It was about time... Pictures were taken in 2011-2012 and government was standing as an obstacle ...

  • gmv

    'Grecian' is not even a word. The correct is 'Greek'.

    • sirgaspar

      It made me laugh. A friend of mine made the same mistake once and the look on her face when I said "That's actually 'Greek' " was priceless.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock
      • zaraki921

        The proper word is "Greek" not Grecian; that's reserved for things (and is outdated) like ode on a Grecian urn or Grecian isles. Your own link even specifies ancient Greek and you can see it's state of disuse in the graph!

      • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

        It's as antiquated as using the word "Oriental" to describe humans in 2014.

  • Vass

    "Grecian"??! As a grecian I feel offended.