Greece needs to catch up with slow tourists


A group of hikers walk along a footpath on the Aegean island of Andros, the northernmost island of the Greek Cyclades archipelago. In a recent study, experts at the University of the Aegean claim that because of their particular geography and landscape, the country’s Cycladic islands would make an ideal destination for so-called "slow tourists." Slow tourism, an extension of the slow food movement that began in Italy in the 1980s, invites tourists to explore a destination at a reduced pace while aiming at an environmentally sustainable and locally focused experience. Greece is still considered a laggard in the slow-tourism sector.