The era when Greece was for sale "has died", deputy culture and tourism minister George Nikitiadis told ANA-MPA on Friday, commenting on foreign website on which Greek islands are "up for sale".

Nikitiadis said that there are unfortunately some mindless people who fail to realise that the era when Greece was for sale has died.

The exploitation of the state's real property mans development of the country's and people's wealth, and not profit for the few, he added.

Recently, 12 Greek islets in the Aegean and the Ionia were up for "auction" on a Canadian website, while an American website recommended the purchase of land plots on a number of Greek islets on which buiding is prohibited, among others.