Greek Alternative Tourism

The thematic- alternative tourism

The Greek Alternative Tourism at the fore front!

Alternative Ways of Tourism

Rural tourism (ecotourism, agrotourism, wine tourism)

It is a special form of sustainable tourism development, that aims to bring the tourist closer to the nature and all these activities that can be developed in the countryside, without altering the natural environment and the particular cultural elements of every location.


An agrotourist is the modern person who denies being a tourist in a common way and is looking for a new dimension while traveling to his/her destination. This kind of tourist seeks to come closer to the nature and adapt to a different way of living.

Sports Tourism

It includes sports tourism and adventure tourism. Athletic events include hiking, horseback riding, jogging, archery, sailing, rafting, water skiing, mountain biking, scuba diving, climbing, windsurfing, surfing, bungee jumping, cliff diving, skydiving.

In the same category winter / ski tourism, air tourism (air navigation, paragliding, glider, personal windsurf), and sport leisure programs by groups of animators/ coaches and trainers are included.

Sea Tourism

It is the category of cruise tourism, yachting tourism, diving tourism, recreation (diving parks, underwater museums) and fishing tourism.

Cultural Tourism

It includes the cultural themed route, cultural event-festivals, folklore, cultural urban tourism-city breaks, wedding tourism and cinema tourism.

Gastronomy Tourism

It is one of the biggest trends in tourism worldwide, offering travelers unique culinary experiences. It includes wine tasting events, local cuisine seminars, getting to know traditional products as well as culinary demonstrations and competitions.

Religious - Pilgrimage Tourism

This alternative form of tourism is based on the need of pilgrims to know everything related to their faith and come closer to their religion. At the same time, the connection that exists between the faith and the culture of the place is another important reason that encourages tourists to visit the holy sites.

MICE Tourism

The MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Congress, Events) market is one of the major targets of the tourism strategy not only for Athens but also for other major cities in Greece and it is also a form of tourism that brings great economic benefits to all the involved professions.

Educational Tourism

This category includes activities like organizing educational programs for university and college students. Educational and cultural content programs for school and university excursions. Programs of getting to know better the Greek cultural heritage. Greek language learning programs.

Health Tourism

Health tourism is associated with a wide range of medical services and wellness. It includes the prevention, preservation, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of someone’s health with modern and natural methods. Some of the activities include thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, and healing.

Greece has an excellent infrastructure with several international certifications, a specialized medical and nursing staff, quality in the services provided, excellent hotel potential and competitive prices in medical operations, while it is still a safe country.