The Greek Ecotourism Society is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, based in Athens. We aim to highlight the importance of Greece as an ecotourism destination throughout the world and to help protect the individual ecotourism destinations within Greece. We also seek to promote our member businesses on the international ecotourism market, through our website and social media, and through our participation in international tourism exhibitions and conferences. We provide the opportunity for our members to become certified under the internationally recognised European Ecotourism Labelling Standard (EETLS-European Ecotourism Labelling Standard) and acquire the corresponding label following an independent evaluation. We provide support, guidance and training to ecotourism businesses to improve their operations and become certified, and the public concerning the advantages and the importance of ecotourism, environmental protection and the development of local communities in ecotourism destinations. We cooperate with the central and local governments, but also with other NGOs to formulate rules ensuring that the natural beauty of Greece will remain for future generations.
The labelling Standard EETLS
Our Board consists of a team of business owners, experts and academics with the common goal of promoting ecotourism in Greece and Greek ecotourism abroad.
THE GREEK ECOTOURISM SOCIETY ACTION PLAN
To configure the Greek Ecotourism Society Action Plan, we have set up three working groups:
- Corporate Identity and Visibility
- Certification of Ecotourism Businesses
- Resources and Networking
Select the group you would like to join and help us formulate the best possible action plan!
Send us your comments and ideas, using the form below.