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GreenSpots Project Makes Sustainable Tourism Top Priority

Xanthi. photo: GTP

Xanthi. Photo: GTP

Greenspots_logoSustainability and networking are at the heart of the ongoing GreenSpots project, a joint effort by Greek and Bulgarian tourism sector professionals to upgrade the tourism product in their regions.

Seven partners from Rodopi, Xanthi and Evros in Greece, and from Hascovo, Chepelare and Rudozem in Bulgaria signed an agreement under the coordination of the Komotini Municipal Development Agency K. Karatheodori S.A., laying the groundwork for the development of sustainable tourism practices and the implementation of environmentally friendly measures and actions in this direction.

The GreenSpots project has identified the natural and cultural resources (wetlands, beaches, mountains, particular landscapes, archaeological sites, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, monuments of the modern era, historical sites) in the region that can be utilized for the upgrade of the tourism product on offer.

Proposals include the launch of theme routes and the installation of 12 tourism info points along the Greece-Bulgaria border, six in the Greek border area in the Evros, Rodopi and Xanthi prefectures, and six on the Bulgarian side of the border, in Hascovo, Chepelare and Rudozem. The info kiosks will be equipped with touch screens providing information on the tourism product of the cross border area.

Green_Spots_GR-BU Logo_1aThe GreenSpots project aims to create a new tourism experience of the region by bringing to the forefront the natural landscape, the cultural landmarks, the numerous footpaths and trails, the wealth of local traditions and culinary offerings and the hospitality of the local people.

More information on the project is available at or on +30 25310 23165 (Greece) and +359 8878 98724 (Bulgaria).

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