In the early 1970s, the Theatropolis Building Cooperation purchased the Plakari area for the development of summer resorts.The site has suffered a lot from the illegal bulldozing of roads and the digging of ditches for water pipes (map: e.g. A1-A3, B1-B7, WB [water basin]). In the cooperation’s development plan, the area enclosed by roads A1 and A2 is set aside as a communal area to be assigned to the community of Karystos. This was effectuated in 2011. Meanwhile, new houses continue to appear on the slopes of Plakari. This continuous pressure on the site and the landscape makes systematic archaeological research extremely urgent.