PATHS OF CULTURE
A project of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage
Footpaths were created over the centuries through the hard work and sense of beauty of our ancestors. They connected towns and villages, enabling the movement of goods and culture. Over the years, however, with the rise of new means of transport, some paths were abandoned – they became overgrown with vegetation or, as an easy solution for creating road networks, they were bulldozed and covered with asphalt.
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage – which has been campaigning since 1972 for the protection of the environment and our cultural heritage – aims with the project Paths of Culture to give new life to several still surviving paths of particular natural beauty and historical importance.
In cooperation with the local Municipality and with the active involvement of local schools, local cultural organizations and volunteers ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage is implementing the project “Paths of Culture”. By selecting a series of walks, and with careful signposting and communication, we make these paths accessible and attractive again. This promotes hiking tourism, thus stimulating local economy, and offering visitors the opportunity to discover the local products and the natural beauty of Greece in a healthy and eco – friendly way.