• Interview: Fivos Tsaravopoulos, Founder & Manager of Paths of Greece

    "Paths of Greece is a Social Cooperative Entreprise because all its members share a common goal, which is to add value to a place for the benefit of the local economy, the local society and the environment" Fivos Tsaravopoulos is the Founder and...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/1045-170113-fivos-tsaravopoulos
  • Ecotourism in Greece | ECOCLUB.com

    Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Visa | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal Rated Ecolodges Skinos Ilivatos Eco Farm - Rating Report A new solar and wind-powered eco farm and villa for rent, constructed under the principles of...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/greece
  • Interview: Natali Dologlou, MIRC, Greece

    "Ecotourism can open the door to a genuine contact with locals and their culture, which is practically impossible in a more conventional touristic package" Natali (Anastasia) Dologlou is a Greek Ecotourism Expert who works as a Researcher at the...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/998-160121-natali-dologlou
  • Paths of Greece launches new ecolabel for hiker-friendly hotels

    Athens, Greece - 22 February 2017: Paths of Greece, a Social Cooperative Entreprise, in cooperation with Green Evolution, an environmental consultancy, is launching a new ecolabel titled “Hikers’ Friendly” (Web: www.hikersfriendly.com ). The ecolabel...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1059-170224-hikers-friendly-greece
  • Eumelia Organic Farm & Guesthouse, Greece - ECOCLUB.com Rating

    ECOCLUB.com Rating Explained: The first 5 sections of this application each correspond to the 5 ECOCLUB.com Criteria for Ecological & Socially Just Tourism The maximum rating score we can award in each section is 5, and the minimum 1. When a criterion...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/rating/eumelia
  • Highlights & Testimonials | ECOCLUB.com

    Highlights | Testimonials | Honorary Members ECOCLUB.com is the original ecotourism portal & professionals network, established in 1999 in Athens, with the aim of supporting current and aspiring ecotourism practitioners & academics, and promoting the...

    https://ecoclub.com/about
  • Any birders interested in finding out about the best birding spots in Greece?

    Ecologist Dragan Simic tries to offer a complete answer to the question "Where to watch birds in Greece", in his post (see link below). Have you ever gone to Greece for birdwatching or are you planning to go? At Natural Greece we are interested to find...

    https://ecoclub.com/mutual-aid-forum/165-any-birders-interested-in-finding-out-about-the-best-birding-spots-in-greece
  • Interview Series | ECOCLUB.com

    Featuring inspiring ecotourism and other green professionals, activists and academics. Jorge Moller, Director, REGENERA, Chile "We need public involvement to sustain a destination forever. If it is only an agreement between private sides it will not...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews
  • CCS-University of Missouri Study Tour in Crete, Greece

    The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle Join fellow dietitians, students and University of Missouri Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Department faculty member, Candy Gabel in Greece! When: May 14 – May 26, 2012 What: The Greece location of the...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/ccs-university-of-missouri-study-tour-in-crete-greece
  • Greece: 'Too many tourists' in Zakynthos

    Athens, Greece - 24 February 2009 Interviewed by ECOCLUB.com, Yannis Vardakastanis, Proprietor of Ionian Eco Villagers & head of Earth Sea & Sky, an NGO working in sea turtle protection in the Ionian island of Zakynthos, Greece, argued that there is no...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/44-greece-too-many-tourists-in-zakynthos
  • Greece: Greek Tourism should move from central admin models to local ones"- Expert

    Athens, Greece - 24 June 2008 Interviewed by ECOCLUB.com, destination management Manolis Psarros, former Tourism Development Director at the Athens tourism board, reviews the tourism legacy of the Athens Olympics, the impact of the December 2008 unrest...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/67-greece-greek-tourism-should-move-from-central-admin-models-to-local-onesq-expert
  • Study Abroad in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle, May 2013

    University of Missouri and Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Study Abroad in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle 10-Day Accredited Program May 20 – June 1, 2013 A comprehensive experiential learning program designed to provide an overview of the...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/study-abroad-in-greece-the-mediterranean-diet-and-lifestyle-may-2013
  • Skinos Ilivatos Eco Farm, Kefalonia, Greece - ECOCLUB.com Rating

    ECOCLUB.com Rating Explained: The first 5 sections of this application each correspond to the 5 ECOCLUB.com Criteria for Ecological & Socially Just Tourism The maximum rating score we can award in each section is 5, and the minimum 1. When a criterion...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/rating/skinosilivatos
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Fall Seminar in Crete, Greece

    The Magnificent West: September 27 - October 2, 2010. A 6-day experiential learning program for researchers of sustainable community-based tourism, organic agriculture, traditional cuisine and healthy cooking techniques. On-site visits with organic...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/506-cretes-culinary-sanctuaries-fall-seminar-in-crete-greece
  • Greece: Responsible Tourism Implementation Workshop in Crete

    13 April 2009 - New York A culinary, responsible & community tourism workshop will take place in Crete, Greece between October 11-18, 2009. It will be presented on-site by the Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries (CCS) network of residents practicing...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/56-greece-responsible-tourism-implementation-workshop-in-crete
  • Greece: Responsible Travel Workshop in Crete

    Crete, Greece, August 27, 2009 Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries, the award-winning educational travel program noted for best practices in Responsible Travel, will offer a blueprint for implementing similar programs from October 11-18, 2009, for...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/73-greece-responsible-travel-workshop-in-crete
  • Eco Farm in Kefalonia, Greece successfully completes ECOCLUB.com Rating process

    Athens, Greece - 26 March 2010 Skinos Ilivatos Eco Farm, near Lixouri in Kefalonia island, has successfully completed the ECOCLUB.com Rating process, becoming the 11th ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Member. The Rating process is a free & transparent evaluation...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/328-ecofarm-in-greece-successfully-completes-ecoclubcom-rating-process
  • Workshop in Crete, Greece May 12-20, 2014 for Professional Researchers

    Workshop in Crete, Greece May 12 - 20, 2014 Lessons from the Mediterranean: Applying Yesterday's Wisdom to Tomorrow's Table Continuing Education for Food, Nutrition & Health Professionals. A 7-day workshop-experiential learning program. Organized by...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/workshop-in-crete-greece-may-12-20-2014-for-professional-researchers
  • Natura 2000 Areas in Greece

    Throughout Europe the 'Natura 2000' network of protected areas, created with the aim of conserving natural habitats, flora and fauna and in particular wild birds, is considered a blessing: Natura 2000 areas constitute an institutional, legal and...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/natura-2000-areas-in-greece
  • Greece: Ionian Eco Villagers among Finalists for 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

    London, UK - 3 February 2009 The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the 12 finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards which recognise best practices in sustainable tourism in four different categories - Destination...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/37-greece-ionian-eco-villagers-among-finalists-for-2009-tourism-for-tomorrow-awards
  • Interview: Vasilis Tsipidis, TRAFFIC - International

    Tourism planning cannot be left to the industry to decide, it is sad even to consider such a move. Vasilis Tsipidis is from Athens, Greece and has been involved in the ecotourism movement since 1999 while he has also been an active Member of...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/917-140117-vasilis-tsipidis
  • ECOCLUB.com Highlights - August 2011

    ECOCLUB.com Highlights August 2011 news Laos exhibition celebrates variety of wedding customs ECOCLUB.com Official Sponsor of the Madeira Film Festival, May 2012 ECOCLUB.com Awards 2011 Grant offered to Doctors of the World (Greece) Survival...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/8-other/748-110815-highlights
  • Taleton, Greece - ECOCLUB.com Rating

    ECOCLUB.com Rating Explained: The first 5 sections of this application each correspond to the 5 ECOCLUB.com Criteria for Ecological & Socially Just Tourism The maximum rating score we can award in each section is 5, and the minimum 1. When a criterion...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/rating/taleton
  • Eumelia Organic Farm, new ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Member in Greece

    Athens, Greece (17 October 2012) - Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse has been accepted as an ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Member following an online rating procedure. Eumelia thus became the second ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodge in Greece and one of 21...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/868-121017-eumelia
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries 2012 Seminars in Crete, Greece

    Greetings from Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Eco-Agritourism Network. We are celebrating our 15th year of organizing award-winning sustainable tourism and study abroad programs in Greece. Check out our 2012 open programs:...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/cretes-culinary-sanctuaries-2012-seminars-in-crete-greece
  • Chef-Author Nikki Rose Presentation at the Embassy of Greece, Washington DC, October 20

    If you are in Washington DC on October 20, we'd be delighted if you would join us! Nikki Rose, a Greek American Professional Chef and Writer, and founder of the award-winning Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Eco-Agritourism Network will be speaking about...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/chef-author-nikki-rose-presentation-at-the-embassy-of-greece-washington-dc-october-20
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries/Center for Responsible Travel Seminar in Crete, Greece July 10-16, 2017

    Crete, Greece, July 10 - 16, 2017 Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network in partnership with The Center for Responsible Travel is hosting a unique program in Crete: Discovering Crete's Cultural, Culinary and Natural Wonders. During this...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-center-for-responsible-travel-seminar-in-crete-greece-july-10-16-2017
  • Nikki Rose Presentation on Heritage Preservation Projects in Crete, Greece

    San Francisco, California, April 5, 2012, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Presentation on cultural-culinary heritage preservation projects in Crete, Greece by Chef Nikki Rose, Founder of the award-winning Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Eco-Agritourism Network. Rose...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/nikki-rose-presentation-on-heritage-preservation-projects-in-crete-greece
  • reviving the traditional, local economy of Kea Greece

    An excellent example of how ecological farm tourism can help revive the real, local economy in Greece. We want more of this, and not at all pharaonic mega-tourism & real estate projects or oil platforms in the Aegean or Ionian.

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/reviving-the-traditional-local-economy-of-kea-greece
  • Mediterranean Immersion Workshop in Crete, Greece, June 15-21, 2015

    Mediterranean Immersion Workshop in Crete, Greece June 15 – 21, 2015 Continuing Education for Food, Nutrition & Health Professionals Focus: Mediterranean Lifestyle for Optimal Health A 7-Day focused immersion into the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/mediterranean-immersion-workshop-in-crete-greece-june-15-21-2015
  • Petition to Save Kavo Sidero archaeological and natural landscape in Crete, Greece

    Petition to the Prime Minister of Greece: "We support the court appeal launched in May 2016 by citizens of Crete and environmental, archaeological, and other organisations, to save the unique archaeological and natural landscape of Kavo Sidero in East...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/petition-to-save-kavo-sidero-crete-greece-archaeological-and-natural-landscape
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries 2016 Study Abroad Programs, Crete, Greece

    Join us in Crete, Greece, May 16-24, 2016 for Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network Study Abroad Program with Utah State University. A distinctive faculty-led experiential learning program designed to provide an overview of the culture,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-2016-study-abroad-programs-crete-greece
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries September 2016 Seminar in Crete, Greece in partnership with Center for Responsible Travel

    Crete, Greece, September 19-25, 2016: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network in partnership with The Center for Responsible Travel is hosting a unique program in Crete: Discovering the Culture, Nature and Cuisine of Crete. During this program...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-september-2016-seminar-in-crete-greece-in-partnership-with-center-for-responsible-travel
  • Greece as a black hole?

    You may be reading about the latest developments in the saga of whether IMF will 'rescue' Greece, the way they have 'rescued' so many countries in the past. The Euro is already under great strain from the weight of the Greek debt / deficit (real or...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/greece-as-a-black-hole
  • Magic Anavra (catabra)

    Anavra (Ανάβρα - 780 m asl, pop 1,000) is a mountain village and municipality on the slopes of mount Othrys, in the middle of peninsular Greece, in Magnesia prefecture near Almyros. ( Map ). What is so special about it? Occupied by the descendants of...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/magic-anavra-catabra
  • New ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Members in the Gambia and Greece

    Athens, Greece (7 August 2013) - Two new eco-friendly hotels have been accepted as ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Members following a transparent online rating procedure . Farakunku Lodges are four secluded, solar-powered lodges in a natural, rural area 2 km...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/896-130807-new-ecolodges
  • GSTC Regional Meeting in Athens reveals progress in sustainable tourism certification

    Athens, Greece - 1 December 2016 (ECOCLUB.com): The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) European Regional Meeting took place on 23-24 November in Athens. The historic Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Centre (built in 1888 for the first modern...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1035-161201-gstc-athens
  • Between Sisyphus and Epicurus

    Deceitful King Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to eternally carry a boulder to a top of the hill with the boulder rolling down again. Sisyphus has been interpreted as representing vain politicians, aspiring for eternal glory and eternally failing....

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/between-sisyphus-and-epicurus
  • Older Reviews

    Volcano and Geothermal Tourism. Sustainable Geo-resources for Leisure and Recreation Edited by Patricia Erfurt-Cooper and Malcolm Cooper (Hardback, 320 pages, 2010, Earthscan) Edited by Patricia Erfurt-Cooper, Lecturer in Tourism Resource Management at...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reviews/316-book-reviews
  • The New Hypatia Tragedy

    Hypatia, March 415 AD, famous Greek mathematician in Alexandria, Egypt, torn to pieces by an intolerant Christian mob. Hypatia 2011 AD, a refurbished 19 th c neoclassical-style mansion temporary home to 267 north African hunger strikers in Athens,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/the-new-hypatia-tragedy
  • Review of Social Media in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Social Media in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, Theory, Practice and Cases Edited by Marianna Sigala , University of the Aegean, Greece, Evangelos Christou , Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece and Ulrike Gretzel , University of Wollongong,...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reviews/813-120412-review
  • Nikki Rose in TV Series - cuisine and ecotourism in Crete, Greece

    Greetings, On the air now from Washington DC, a 2-part public TV program with guest chef-instructor and ecotourism director, Nikki Rose from Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Network. Discussion about Crete's culture, cuisine and Responsible Travel...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/tv-series-covering-the-cuisine-and-ecotourism-in-crete-greece
  • Highlights of Nikki Rose/Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Study Tour in Crete, Greece

    Greetings from Crete, Slideshow highlights of one of our annual Accredited Study Tours for teachers and students from University of Missouri. CCS Photos on Flickr

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/highlights-of-nikki-rose-crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-study-tour-in-crete-greece
  • New partnership will expand sustainable tourism training opportunities in southeastern Europe

    Athens, Greece - November 15, 2016: The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has announced a new partnership with Green Evolution SA, supporting the regional development of the GSTC’s Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Southeastern...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1030-161115-sustainable-tourism-training-europe
  • Turtles in Trouble

    Uncontrolled and ever-expanding packaged tourism and coastal development, along with overfishing in the Mediterranean is taking its toll on resources and what still survives of the marine wildlife. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm_Uf0vNh84...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/turtles-in-trouble
  • Austrian-Greek Sustainable Tourism Cooperation Project Concludes, Disseminates Recommendations

    An ambitious 14-month European Union-funded grant project under the rather long title “Technical Assistance action to support tourism planning and policy for the promotion of sustainable tourism development in Greece Reference No.: SRSS/S2016/013” was...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/austrian-greek-sustainable-tourism-cooperation
  • ECOCLUB.com Awards 2011 Grant offered to Doctors of the World (Greece)

    Since 2004 ECOCLUB.com have been providing microgrants to eco-projects initiated & implemented by our Members, according to the ECOCLUB.com philosophy and aims. This year we decided to provide a Euros 3,000 grant to cover equipment costs in the Doctors...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/696-110701-awards
  • CCS Accredited Seminar with University of Missouri

    University of Missouri and Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries 10-Day Seminar Study Abroad in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle May 17 - 27, 2011 Students will study aspects of the Mediterranean diet through activities: visits to organic farms,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/ccs-accredited-seminar-with-university-of-missouri
  • biodiversity vs. the invisible hand of the market

    Last week I was invited to participate in a UNEP-sponsored ‘International Year of Biodiversity’ conference held in Athens, organized by MedSOS, a leading Greek environmental NGO, a genuine one, focusing on marine and coastal pollution. The conference...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/biodiversity-vs-the-invisible-hand-of-the-market
  • Games without tears, or additives

    The Ancient Nemean Games (NEMEIA), one of the four major athletic events of ancient Greece (others were Olympeia, Isthmeia & Delpheia) were revived once more in the ancient stadium of Nemea, in the Peloponnese, Greece, on Solstice Day. 600 athletes...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/games-without-tears-or-additives
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries 2016 Study Tours

    Our Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Network is excited to welcome faculty and students from Utah State University on their May 2016 Study Tour to Crete! Utah State University Study Abroad to Crete, Greece Program And our fantastic annual Study Abroad...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/cretes-culinary-sanctuaries-2016-study-tours
  • Guardians of Diversity in the Mediterranean 2009

    From Biodiversity International - 2009 Awards Panagiotis Sainatoudis is the coordinator of Peliti, one of the most important non governmental organizations in Greece whose aim is to rescue and distribute local crop varieties to growers. Peliti (‘oak...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/guardians-of-diversity-in-the-mediterranean-2009
  • Nikki Rose in Archaeological Institute of America Magazine

    Nikki Rose in Archaeological Institute of America Magazine Interview: The Joy of Cretan Cooking November 9, 2010| by Eti Bonn-Muller Chef-instructor Nikki Rose talks about the importance of protecting Crete’s natural and cultural resources—and how...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/nikki-rose-in-archaeological-institute-of-america-magazine
  • Intercultural Misunderstanding

    When one reads Wikipedia's list of ethnic slurs, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs or the various ways people refer to foreigners around the world, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_words...ot_one_of_us' one wonders if the current...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/intercultural-misunderstanding
  • CCS Seminar in Washington DC, March 14: Historic Food Routes

    Washington DC, March 14, 6:30 - 10:30 pm: Historic Food Routes of Crete, Greece Lecture at the Embassy of Greece by Donald Haggis, Professor of Classical Archaeology, “Farming, Feasting and the Foundations of the Early Greek City.” Lecture followed by...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/ccs-seminar-in-washington-dc-march-14-historic-food-routes
  • Petition to Protect Cretan Cuisine by Sustainable Organic Farmers

    Petition created by Yiorgos Dimitriadis, Sustainable Organic Farmer in Crete, Greece: To: Mr. S. Arnaoutakis, Elected head of the Prefecture of Crete Island Cc. Mr. K. Skandalidis, Minister of Rural Development and Food, Greece We, the undersigned,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/petition-to-protect-cretan-cuisine-by-sustainable-organic-farmers
  • BBS News: Thessaloniki pulls in the crowds

    The angle for this BBC reportage is unclear to me -- How do fish markets, Greek coffee, cruise ship tourists and low budget carriers work together to manifest, “Many stories, one heart?” What makes their initiatives different from the same destructive...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/bbs-news-thessaloniki-pulls-in-the-crowds
  • ECOCLUB.com Highlights - November 2011

    | | Like Tweet Forward ECOCLUB.com Highlights - November 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS • From the editor • Interview: Lidija Mavra • Interview: Agha Iqrar Haroon • Headlines • Travelogues • Blogs • Member Polls From the editor Patience seems to be running out...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/8-other/755-111124-highlights
  • RE: Seeking information about tourisme use conflict, community point of view.

    Indeed there are many instances around the world where the community (rural or indigenous), either directly, or through its elected or hereditary representatives, fears or actively opposes development in its various forms, including gold mining (e.g...

    https://ecoclub.com/mutual-aid-forum/70-seeking-information-about-tourisme-use-conflict,-community-point-of-view#reply-74
  • Culinary Tourism in Santorini: An Exploration of Food and Culture

    By Lindsay Milich Culinary tourism represents a rapidly growing field that is increasingly being incorporated into tourism strategies worldwide (ICTA, 2011). New global trends in tourism also indicate a desire for personalized experiences and...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/752-111118-lmilich
  • The Distortion of Hospitality - From Philoxenia to Philochrematia and back

    The Distortion of Hospitality - From Philoxenia to Philochrematia and back In Ancient Greece, strangers / visitors (the “xenoi”) were considered sacred (possibly gods undercover) and Philoxenia or ‘loving care towards strangers’ was a duty. This took...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/the-distortion-of-hospitality-from-philoxenia-to-philochrematia-and-back
  • ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges

    ECOCLUB.com - International Ecotourism Club operates a free, ecological, transparent and democratic ecotourism rating system based on our Criteria for an Ecological Tourism . Launched in January 2008, ECOCLUB.com Rating is offered free of charge to...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/ecolodges
  • ECOCLUB.com Awards 2011 - Our Annual Grants Program

    About the Awards Past Award Winners: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 The Winners of the ECOCLUB.com Awards 2011 Doctors of the World - Greece (Médecins du Monde - Grèce) ECOCLUB.com provided a Euros 3,000 grant to cover equipment costs...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/projects/2011
  • greek fire

    Greek fire usually refers to the inflammatory concoction with which our Byzantine forefathers used to set alight enemy ships. True to our byzantine tradition, here in Greece we are avid conspiracy theorists, especially at election time, with anyone...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/greek-fire
  • hot greek summer ahead?

    Hot summer ahead, and not just speaking about climate change...some days it seems that the world is spinning out of control. While the Mediterranean peoples are revolting in violent and non-violent ways, rightly demanding real democracy (although...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/hot-greek-summer-ahead
  • The delightful Anafiotika anachronism

    Non-ostentatious, quickly-built and modest enough so as to be missed by the law in the 1840s, today fortuitously missed by many high-season tourists fixating on the Acropolis: the Anafiotika neighbourhood, right below the massive Acropolis rock, on its...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/the-delightful-anafiotika-anachronism
  • Impacts of Tourism Development in Saint Vlas, Bulgaria

    by Markus Frick Student, MA Tourism, Environment and Development, King’s College London. This paper discusses the impacts of tourism development in the Bulgarian Black Sea coast from a political ecological perspective, a perspective used so far mainly...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/522-saint-vlas
  • say NO to golf in arid Crete

    As discussed in an earlier issue of our e-Magazine, a pharaonic plan to develop a vast golf & villa complex in one of the last remaining wilderness areas of Crete is meeting with stiff opposition, with a legal case to be considered by Greece's High...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/say-no-to-golf-in-arid-crete
  • Seminar in New York: Culinary Adventures in Crete

    Culinary Adventures in Crete Kellari Taverna, 19 W 44th St, New York, NY May 12, 7:00 PM Join Nikki Rose of Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries, an internationally acclaimed educational program, in celebrating Greece's cultural and culinary heritage. Discover...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/seminar-in-new-york-culinary-adventures-in-crete
  • Green Project Africa Photo Exhibition opens in Athens, Greece

    Athens, 19 November 2010 Within the framework of the central exhibition programme "Under the Bridge" of the Athens Photo Festival 2010 , which takes place at the Esplanade Building (next to Tae Kwon Do Court) Faliron Olympic Complex, the exhibition of...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/563-green-project-africa
  • RE: Seeking Opportunities in Ecotourism/Responsible Tourism

    Yes, it would be so great if ECOCLUB.com Members could cooperate and set up worker-managed businesses. The traditional full-time / for life employment is dying in most parts of the world (youth unemployment in Greece where we are based is already 56%...

    https://ecoclub.commutual-aid-forum/15-seeking-opportunities-in-ecotourismresponsible-tourism#reply-19
  • Excursions Without Excuses at the World Travel Market

    The World Travel Market 2012 kicked off on Monday. It’s a leading global event in the tourist sector and a place for folk in the travel sector to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business. Tomorrow the spotlight is on Responsible Tourism and Gavin...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/excursions-without-excuses-at-the-world-travel-market
  • an athenian autumn

    While international tourist arrivals are falling for a second consecutive year and accommodation rates slashed to bargain levels, the government’s neoliberal agenda includes the long-lease of at least 40 “uninhabited” islands for “tourism development”...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/an-athenian-autumn
  • CCS Mentioned in National Geographic Traveler

    Tales from the Frontier, "Out of the Chaos" By Costas Christ , from the May 2012 issue Story on Greek Tourism http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/tales-from-the-frontier/greece/

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/ccs-mentioned-in-national-geographic-traveler
  • 99%: now the world!

    A very interesting video on the 99% movement presenting the underlying income inequality statistics can be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/video/2011/nov/16/99-v-1-occupy-data-animation . The Vision of Humanity website also has very...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/99-now-the-world
  • island holiday...

    "Invisible wall" a short documentary about tourists, refugees and immigrants in Agathonissi, Greece, a tiny, formerly sleepy, island close to the Turkish coast.

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/island-holiday
  • Mediterranean Spring

    To all our southern neighbours, rising up for freedom and justice, with whom we share so much and the deep blue Mediterranean sea: the last poem by Yiorgos Seferis (Nobel 1963), written during another Spring 40 years ago, when Greece was under a...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/mediterranean-spring
  • RE: Offensive and untrue article about Travel Agents by Women's Day

    The article is indeed poorly-written and offensive to travel agents, apparently the magazine altogether is not a very serious one. Still, the article, and the reaction to it (readers comments below the article) indirectly help reveal the hard reality...

    https://ecoclub.com/mutual-aid-forum/54-offensive-and-untrue-article-about-travel-agents-by-women-s-day#reply-55
  • RE: Seeking wildlife rehab connected to lodges or ecotourism operators

    Here are some hopefully relevant examples of Ecolodges & Ecotour operators supporting wildlife rehabilitation centres: Greece: Arcturos Bear Rehabilitation Centre and various lodges in Nymfaio Village, founded & funded by the Boutaris Family...

    https://ecoclub.com/mutual-aid-forum/65-seeking-wildlife-rehab-connected-to-lodges-or-ecotourism-operators#reply-66
  • EU: "Ecotourism ideal for job generation under Green New Deal" - MEP Michael Cramer

    24 April 2009 - Athens, Greece Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parliament for the European Green Party, recently visited the border region between Greece Bulgaria and Turkey to launch an ecotourism initiative called the “Iron Curtain...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/60-eu-qecotourism-ideal-for-job-generation-under-green-new-dealq-mep-michael-cramer
  • ECOCLUB.com News - June 2010

    ecoclub.com/news june 2010 Editorial On World Environment Day: While economic leaders and their "corporately responsible" pr posse are marking one more 'world' day with crocodile tears and new greenwashing recipes, fewer and fewer believe them, amid...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/382-ecoclubcom-news-june-2010
  • ECOCLUB.com Highlights - November 2010

    ECOCLUB.com Highlights November 2010 ECOCLUB.com Menu Community Country Guides Eco Directory News Member Releases Blogs Articles Jobs Grants Events Contact Join Twitter news Green Project Africa Photo Exhibition opens in Athens, Greece Planeterra taps...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/8-other/568-1011-highlights
  • ECOCLUB.com Highlights - January 2011

    ECOCLUB.com Highlights January 2011 ECOCLUB.com community projects completed, reports published online The three community projects in Nepal, Chile and Colombia, chosen by our Members in the context of the ECOCLUB.com Awards 2010 , have been fully...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/8-other/623-1101-highlights
  • ECOCLUB.com Highlights - March 2011

    ECOCLUB.com Highlights March 2011 news 5th ECOCLUB.com Photo Essay Competition – “Reducing Water Waste in Tourism” - March 10 Deadline Global Sustainable Ecotourism Development Seminar at the University of Vermont, May 23-27, 2011 Top 10 Bloggers...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/8-other/640-1103-highlights
  • Interview: Raoul Bianchi, Principal Lecturer in Tourism & Leisure, University of East London

    "The 2008 financial crisis and ensuing sovereign debt crisis, which has engulfed leading tourism economies such as Spain, Portugal and of course Greece, demonstrates both the precariousness of an economic model built on the shifting sands of...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/702-raoul-bianchi
  • ECOCLUB.com Highlighs - May 2011

    ECOCLUB.com Highlights May 2011 headlines ECOCLUB.com Awards 2011 - Call for Projects - Deadline June 10 Support Japan Ecolodge Association's Tsunami Relief Fund Upcoming International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference Attracts High Profile Speakers...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/8-other/749-110515-highlights
  • World Environment Day 2013

    On this years World Environment Day it is becoming clearer, through a wide range of developments ranging from the violently suppressed ecological protests in Istanbul, the popular anti-gold / anti-multinational mining campaign in the forest of...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/world-environment-day-2013
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Seminar Celebrating Biodiversity

    May 2-8, 2011, Crete Greece A 6-day interactive educational program for enthusiasts of archaeology, nature, traditional organic agriculture and cuisine. Explore Crete's cultural and natural treasures with resident specialists. A great opportunity to...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/cretes-culinary-sanctuaries-seminar-celebrating-biodiversity
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Seminar Highlights Video

    Highlights of our 12 years of work in sustainable community-based tourism in Crete, Greece. CCS is an award-winning program for best practices in responsible travel. See our website details. Note: This video is not a film or documentary. It is...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/cretes-culinary-sanctuaries-seminar-highlights-video
  • Union leader alleges greek hotel 'trainees' living 'like animals'

    In today's Avgi newspaper , the president of the Greek Federation of Catering & Tourist Industry Employees (POEE-YTE) Leonidas Karathanassis, blasts the growing exploitation of tourism student trainees by large hotels and the displacement of hotel...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/union-leader-alleges-greek-hotel-trainees-living-like-animals
  • A Chef's Role in Sustainable Initiatives

    Greetings, It's great to have an opportunity to discuss the diminishing quality of our food sources and a chef's integral role in supporting sustainable foodways. As well-informed spokespeople about the crucial issues impacting our safe food sources,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/a-chefs-role-in-sustainable-initiatives
  • Scholarships for October Seminar in Crete

    Greetings, Scholarships are available for Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Seminar Series: Cuisine from the Ground Up, focus on traditional, sustainable foodways October 12 - 18, 2008, Crete, Greece. An accredited program for professionals from the...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/scholarships-for-october-seminar-in-crete
  • 7000-bed development project in Eastern Crete

    Sharing a message received from: Jennifer Moody and Oliver Rackham authors of "The making of the Cretan landscape", 1996 / "I Dimiourghia tou Kritikou Topiou", 2004 Synopsis: Detailed information about the Cavo Sidero golf resort plans for Eastern...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/7000-bed-development-project-in-eastern-crete
  • NGO Partnerships in Using Ecotourism for Conservation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    By Tania P. Romero-Brito , Ralph C. Buckley , Jason Byrne 1. Introduction The conservation of biological diversity is urgent, insufficient, and underfunded [1–12]. Practical conservation involves social as well as natural sciences, and multiple...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1038-161214-ngo-partnerships-ecotourism-conservation
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis

    Beautiful short film by Andreas Siadimas celebrating local environmental knowledge and genuine hospitality in Crete, Greece.

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/rosmarinus-officinalis
  • on the british riots

    Remembering the way tabloids were treating Athens in the run up to the 2004 Olympics (which always are, like all mega-events, a mega-waste) a certain schadenfreude could be expected from Athenians, but on the contrary they feel a sense of solidarity...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/on-the-british-riots
  • IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism test tours

    It was a great pleasure to participate in the IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism – MEET test tours in Karpathos, Greece. I wish them all the best on their important initiatives to celebrate and help protect our cultural and natural heritage....

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/iucn-mediterranean-experience-of-ecotourism-test-tours
  • A century of peaceful revolutions from below?

    While (and perhaps because) geopolitics are getting messier each year in the post cold war era, it is the grassroots, empowered and emancipated by information and communications improvements that may take humanity a long way forward during this...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/a-century-of-peaceful-revolutions-from-below
  • Building Sustainability in EU Tourism at GTSC European Regional Meeting on Nov. 23-­24

    Join us at the GTSC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, on November 23­-24 to learn from founders, Directors, and CEOs on how to best manage your destination or enterprise following sustainable tourism standards. You will learn how to: ●...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1015-160919-gstc-event-athens
  • Responsible Tourism Week Hangout with our Editor & Members

    Planeta.com Host Ron Mader, ECOCLUB.com Editor Antonis Petropoulos and Members Natali Dologlou, Aivar Ruukel, Sudipta Kiran Sarkar and Chris Milnes discuss responsible travel in Greece, Estonia, Malaysia and the United States in the context of...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/responsible-tourism-week-hangout

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