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Kaifa Woods Gets Facelift

Professor Harry Coccossis, CEO of the Tourism Development Company; Krinio Kanellopoulou, member of Parliament for the New Democracy party; Nikos Michalopoulos, vice-prefect of Ilia; Petros Alivizatos, president of the Tourism Development Company; Yiorgos Kontoyiannis, under-secretary for employment and social protection; and Pantazis Chronopoulos, mayor of Zacharo. Mr. Alivizatos spoke of the company's plans for Kaifa to become an Eco Family Adventure Park that will offer mild recreational activities. Only bicycles or other means that are friendly to the environment will be permitted on the grounds.

Professor Harry Coccossis, CEO of the Tourism Development Company; Krinio Kanellopoulou, member of Parliament for the New Democracy party; Nikos Michalopoulos, vice-prefect of Ilia; Petros Alivizatos, president of the Tourism Development Company; Yiorgos Kontoyiannis, under-secretary for employment and social protection; and Pantazis Chronopoulos, mayor of Zacharo. Mr. Alivizatos spoke of the company’s plans for Kaifa to become an Eco Family Adventure Park that will offer mild recreational activities. Only bicycles or other means that are friendly to the environment will be permitted on the grounds.

In an attempt to restore the natural environment that was damaged by the destructive fires of 2007, a reforestation campaign in the woods of Kaiafa was recently held by the Tourism Development Company in cooperation with the Olympia Forestry and volunteer groups.

The first phase of the project saw the planting of 4,000 pine tree saplings from a total of 12,000 trees that are to cover an area of 12 hectares, while the total forestation will include the planting of some 40,000 pine tree saplings.

The Kaiafa woods falls into the list of public tourist properties that are managed by the Tourism Development Company.

The company plans to create a model rural tourism center that will emphasize the protection of the environment.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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