Stephanos Androido


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.

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


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