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Stephanos and Roido

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 4 (5), pp. 187-194, June 2014.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 040314173


Agrotourism: The Remaining Prospect of Employment in the Greek Countryside during the Economic Crisis


1Karagiannis Stephanos, 2Mitoula Roido


1Mag. Dr Associate Prof. Department of Regional Economic Development, Panteion University, Singrou Avenue

136, 176 71, Kalithea, Athens, Greece.

2Dr Associate Prof. Harokopio University, El.Venizelou 70, 17671, Athens, Greece.


Email: 2mitoula @

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This article aims to demonstrate rural tourism as an alternative form of development in Greece, since it is connected with agricultural production and the cultural environment of rural areas. It focuses on the Greek countryside, attempting a short diachronic mapping of development laws. With a simple example, this article encourages unemployed young people of the Greek cities to move to the countryside, and provided that they are given proper education and training, to work on agricultural cultivation and  focus on Agrotourism, with the aim to increase their low income. The basic source of knowledge is derived from personal experiences, but has also been based on Greek and international literature.

Keywords: tourism, agrotourism, Greek economic crisis, investment laws, education of the local people.


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