The Value of Cultural Routes in Greece: Examination of the Current Situation

  • Lambros Vasiliadis
  • Dimitrios BeliasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


International trends and growing demands in the field of cultural tourism gave birth to Cultural Routes in recent years. It is a program of the Council of Europe. In our study we will examine the influence of this program on the management of the material and intangible heritage of mankind. Our study emphasizes the benefits that can be gained for Greece. Given the economic crisis and the resulting social crisis that has plagued Greece in recent years, it is imperative that the adoption of new cultural models that will strengthen the economy at local, regional and national levels will create incentives for entrepreneurship and the preservation of cultural heritage. Regarding the current situation in Greece, the paper unveils that there are some fine examples which can be used as role models for the future development of new cultural routes. However, there is a need to create the necessary policies and initiatives from the side of the Greek state.


Cultural routes Greece Cultural heritage Culture Tourism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.University of ThessalyVolosGreece

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