A few years ago, I took a tour of Greece. While in the back-country, we noticed there were quite a few unfinished box-shaped concrete homes. The second floors usually didn’t even have walls, just columns and laundry hanging out on lines between them. The tour guide explained this was because they didn’t have to pay property taxes until the construction was finished, so no one ever finished building. I recently ran across a similar story somewhere else completely which brought it back to mind.
Having some experience with the factual (in)accuracy of guides, I’m wondering, is this really true?