Greek town of Preveza banks on small, family-run businesses to get over corona’s impact on travel

Printed on : Monday, August 17, 2020

Officers within the Greek city of Preveza hope that small, family-run companies will assist them overcome the corona virus’ affect on journey, thereby saving the area from the environmental affect and financial downturn of mass tourism that’s extra frequent on Crete or the Ionian islands.

“The pandemic is a chance to advertise various tourism, fishing tourism,” in addition to native life and tradition “instantly associated to the pure assets that date from Antiquity,” mentioned Constantin Koutsikopoulos, heading the company charged with managing the Ambracian Gulf.

The gulf has a protected wetlands park of round 400 sq. kms that’s certainly one of Europe’s Natura 2000 wildlife range areas. 100 and fifty dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles and 300 species of aquatic birds together with the uncommon Dalmatian pelican inhabit within the lagoons and reed beds of the gulf.

Situated within the midst of inexperienced hills, the Ambracian Gulf is fed by rivers coming down from the mountains of the Epirus area of northwestern Greece. For Greece as an entire, reopening its borders for vacationers as early as June seems to have proved profitable as of now.

New corona virus circumstances have appeared fairly slowly since then, with fewer than 6,000 circumstances and simply over 200 deaths nationwide from the pandemic.
Though Preveza has selected a slower, extra family-oriented method in the direction of journey in comparison with better-known Greek locations, it hasn’t deserted Mediterranean vacation clichés altogether.

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