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Support sustainable tourism in Greece

We'd love to share a little about why we do what we do to support sustainable tourism in Greece and how you can help make a difference


We'd love to share a little about why we do what we do and how you can help make a difference


Sustainable Tourism in Greece – Slow Travel

Sustainable tourism in Greece – and elsewhere of course – is built around the idea of local; it maximizes the benefits of tourism and reduces some of the negatives.

Economy

Travelling slow is increasing the economic benefits for local communities. More of the cost of your holiday stays in local peoples hands.

Environment

Responsible travellers are reducing the environmental impact of tourism – focusing on water usage, energy wastage and support for local conservation projects.

Social benefits

Slow travel embraces tradition, the cultural heritage of the local society, and minimizes the dilution of cultural characteristics.

Sustainable Tourism – Slow Travel

Sustainable tourism is built around the idea of local; it maximizes the benefits of tourism and reduces some of the negatives.

Economy

Travelling slow is increasing the economic benefits for local communities. More of the cost of your holiday stays in local peoples hands.

Environment

Responsible travellers are reducing the environmental impact of tourism – focusing on water usage, energy wastage and support for local conservation projects.

Social benefits

Slow travel embraces tradition, the cultural heritage of the local society, and minimizes the dilution of cultural characteristics.

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Slow travel is part of the Slow Movement, which advocates a shift towards slowing down life’s pace.

When travelling slow, staying in one place longer and seeing the things that are close to you, you can experience a deeper type of travel.

Think of your touring area as a series of concentric circles around your base.

Shop at the local stores, go to the same café every morning, take time to see the things and events that are near you.

Take time to learn the local way of life. We are committed to contributing to sustainable tourism in Greece.

Some tips for the Responsible Traveller

Before you book your holiday

  •  Choose a responsible tour operator – when you fly make it count by booking a holiday that increases benefits to local communities and the environment
  • Reduce your Carbon footprint when possible
    • Take fewer and longer holidays
    • Take some holidays closer to home
    • Βook direct flights when possible
    • Use public transport where possible

During your holiday

  • Buy local produce
  • Hire a local guide if needed
  • Do not buy products made from endangered species (plants or animals) hard woods or ancient artefacts
  • Respect local cultures, traditions and holy places
  • Use public transport or a bicycle whenever possible
  • Use water sparingly

A few thoughts on sustainability

Sustainability is not an easy concept to grasp. However, the rule of thumb  is to follow the practices that people had been using for hundreds of years, before the industrial revolution, as much as the demands of modern day life allow. Tradition and authenticity can guide us safely.  Find out more about eating sustainably.

The best definitions of sustainability have been given by kids.

We love all these:

“Sustainability is not just cleaning up your own room – it’s about keeping tidy an even bigger room that belongs to everyone.”

“Sharing what we have with others and not taking more than our share.”

“One thing leads to another, then another. Let’s make the chain good.”

“Like a circle – it goes around and all is re-used.”

“Being nice to all of your neighbours including the trees!”

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