Why Ecotourism

Ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. The primary features are nature and cultural heritage.

A significant number of visitors to Athens fit an eco-tourist profile. Yet, too often they cannot find eco-type activities to match their preferred vacation style. It is this expanding niche segment of the tourist industry that EcoAthens satisfies.

EcoAthens adopts the core principles of an ecotourism agenda by fostering a fresh appreciation of Athens and the Attica region’s natural assets, as well as strengthening the preservation of traditional local culture. These features embedded in each EcoAthens tour  are what wise travelers look for in a quality vacation in a foreign land.

Key Ecotourism Tenets

EcoAthens Efforts

Small groups are a critical component of any eco tour. The goal is minimal impact on the land, or on the people in areas where foreigners are infrequent.

Our tours do not exceed 14 participants. If more people book, we start a second or third tour to keep the group minimal. The exception is sailing tours since the yacht holds 30 passengers.

Environmental and cultural awareness is acquired. Your pleasure is not the only goal. Rather, the eco traveler seeks a meaningful exchange with all the destination has to offer.

Our biggest reward as a tour operator is to familiarize you with the land, history, culture and communities in Athens and the Attika region. We overflow with enthusiasm in this department.

There must be a benefit to conservation so that the region may preserve its environment and ecology to enable future tourists and the locals to enjoy the natural assets for years to come.

Our company contributes five percent of its net earnings to local grassroots environmental groups, as well as organizations preserving traditional culture.

Local communities must receive financial benefits and become empowered to participate in alternative tourism. If not, fewer residents will embrace ecotourism which is a means for sustaining their land and culture from the intrusions of mass tourism.

For third party services, we patronize and cater almost exclusively to local owners, whose establishments are usually family run. We make earnest efforts to create tours that involve locals unconnected to the tourist economy, such as, engaging a botanist to lead our nature walks.

Key Ecotourism Tenets

Small groups are a critical component of any eco tour. The goal is minimal impact on the land, or on the people in areas where foreigners are infrequent.

EcoAthens Efforts

Our tours do not exceed 14 participants. If more people book, we start a second or third tour to keep the group minimal. The exception is sailing tours since the yacht holds 30 passengers.

Key Ecotourism Tenets

Environmental and cultural awareness is acquired. Your pleasure is not the only goal. Rather, the eco traveler seeks a meaningful exchange with all the destination has to offer.

EcoAthens Efforts

Our biggest reward as a tour operator is to familiarize you with the land, history, culture and communities in Athens and the Attika region. We overflow with enthusiasm in this department.

Key Ecotourism Tenets

There must be a benefit to conservation so that the region may preserve its environment and ecology to enable future tourists and the locals to enjoy the natural assets for years to come.

EcoAthens Efforts

Our company contributes five percent of its net earnings to local grassroots environmental groups, as well as organizations preserving traditional culture.

Key Ecotourism Tenets

Local communities must receive financial benefits and become empowered to participate in alternative tourism. If not, fewer residents will embrace ecotourism which is a means for sustaining their land and culture from the intrusions of mass tourism.

EcoAthens Efforts

For third party services, we patronize and cater almost exclusively to local owners, whose establishments are usually family run. We make earnest efforts to create tours that involve locals unconnected to the tourist economy, such as, engaging a botanist to lead our nature walks.