Crete’s ecotourism: Three natural legends surfacing
argophilia.com — Crete is legendary for its healthy lifestyle, for the uncommon hospitality the people exhibit to strangers, and for its stunning history. The birthplace of mighty Zeus, home of the legends of Minos and the Minotaur, of Daedalus and Ikarus, and rumours of Atlantis too, Crete has too many secrets and treasures to even list. Among the lesser known jewels of the Cretan landscape, the islands eco-tourism haunts are a treat worth discovery. To this end, Argo offers these wonderful green suggestions.
A casual definition of Ecotourism leaves us with a form of tourism that involves travellers visiting the fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas of this amazing island. The idea of eco and agro-tourism demands we understand how low-impact and small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism are “the way” for a sustainable future. It is to this end that one of the healthiest places on Earth, and one of the most pristine remaining, has really always embraced ecological utopia. A sampling of this Greek paradise’s best ecotourism developments appears in argophilia.com.