About Project - Xanthi, Greece
Developing Ecotourism Network in the Black Sea Region
The study area of the project “Developing ecotourism net in black sea region”-ECOTOUR- NET is located within the Prefecture of Xanthi. The Prefecture includes the city of Xanthi, 81 villages and the total population amounts to 111,222 inhabitants.
The mountainous area of the Prefecture, which is the subject of the study, belongs to the Rhodope Mountains and has rich flora, fauna and important cultural background. The main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture and animal husbandry.
The place has many comparative advantages and a wide field for the development of ecotourism, but so far, no interventions have been made in this direction and there are few companies that are active in the field.
The purpose of the project is to create the appropriate infrastructure for the development of hiking and cycling tourism, the promotion of the region and the stimulation of the local economy in the context of ecotourism. For the needs of the project, two hiking and two cycling routes were designed in the area of Haidou and Stavroupoli. The technical report includes the digital recording of the routes, their description, the recording of the points of interest, photographic material, as well as the indication of the points and the type of marking.
The choice of the routes was made with specific criteria such as attractiveness, safety, walkability, easy access and service to the target audience (cyclists, hikers).
The process followed by the project team for the recordings was the mapping of the area with on-site survey and high-precision GPS. After the recordings were completed, the data was processed in a GIS environment and displayed in a Google Earth background.
The title of the programme:
Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020
Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
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