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Prespes Mayor Seeks Tourism Flow

The Municipality of Prespes is making efforts to simplify access to the region in an effort to attract more tourists to the Transboundary Prespa Park.

During a recent press conference Prespes Mayor Lazaros Nalpantidis said that the municipality is dissatisfied with the low tourist traffic to the region, which is located at the borders between Greece, Albania and FYROM.

Mr. Nalpantidis stressed that he recently suggested the establishment of sea and land links with Albania and FYROM so visitors can have easier access to the park.

“We have already constructed docks in villages  of Megali Prespa and we will do the same in Mikri Prespa,” said the mayor.

The Municipality of Prespa has 420 beds in an area of some 500,000 stremma that includes the mountainous Pisoderi ski center.

The Transboundary Prespa Park was established with a joint declaration between Greece, Albania and FYROM in 2000.

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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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