Authors: Dodouras, S., Lyratzaki, I. and Papayannis, T.
This innovative walking guide has been created in collaboration with local and regional authorities, civil society, academia and other key stakeholders. It aims to record, celebrate and publicise knowledge of the area’s natural and cultural heritage, assist in the development of alternative types of tourism and, ultimately, promote sustainability.
Along with studying the history of Lake Karla, a number of example ecosystems from around the world have been considered in the selection of characteristic walking routes. These trails, embracing the local flora and fauna, archaeology, history, religious sites, traditional activities, and cultural and aesthetic landscapes, have been carefully chosen and described to best reflect the area. In the long term, such a guide can –indirectly– contribute to developments that act in harmony with the culture and nature of the area, including opportunities for leisure and recreation, enhancement of the area’s biodiversity, and the promotion of environmental education programmes designed to encourage visits from schools, social groups and other concerned individuals.
To download the pdf format of the book (available in English and Greek) and the accompanying maps, please visit the Med-INA website Publications page.