LAND USE POLICY AND TOURISM: THE CASE OF GREECE

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Theano S. Terkenli
Despoina E. Schistou

Keywords

Tourism, land use changes, tourism land use policy, spatial planning, tourism policy

Abstract

Land use changes in Greece are the end product of social shifts and influences, historical developments and changes over time to the land which, combined with the effects of European, national and in particular sectoral policies, have brought about a complex and diverse land situation subject to a variety of continuing pressures. One such pressure is tourism, with various significant consequences for economic and social activities on the land and natural resources. The authors’ objective is to explore and briefly analyze both in what ways spatial policies in Greece (including tourism policies) have had an impact on tourism and vice-versa how tourism activities have generally speaking affected land uses in Greece, especially over the last decades.

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